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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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MY DOG!

My little Jack Russel broke his leg this morning! It happened when he leaped out of my dads arms to the ground.

Now he has to have surgery because the break is too close to the elbow. I'm super worried! Not only about my dog, but the cost of surgery, the long term effects on his life.

We bought him right after my brother died in Iraq, and he helped fill an empty hole in my family. I'm just freaking out so bad right now!
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 10:16 AM
 
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everythings gonna be alright man. Dogs are tougher than people, much tougher. He'll be running around before you know it.
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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I appreciate it, but I'm going to be a mess until he's out of surgery. On top of it all I haven't slept in a day and I have to take care of all of this in the next few hours. I'm praying for my little Dudley!
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Jeez that sucks big time! My dog is just recovering from surgery last week after tearing a cruciate ligament. We had some luck, I hope you do too.
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My little Jack Russel broke his leg this morning! It happened when he leaped out of my dads arms to the ground.

Now he has to have surgery because the break is too close to the elbow. I'm super worried! Not only about my dog, but the cost of surgery, the long term effects on his life.

We bought him right after my brother died in Iraq, and he helped fill an empty hole in my family. I'm just freaking out so bad right now!
Oh man, sorry top hear it. I hate seeing animals get hurt. Hope he gets better soon!
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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Sorry to hear of your events. Please take some comfort, animals are much more resiliant to surgery and medical intervention than people, I know this from first hand experience, with my cat (now 13 years old), who had a jaw fracture wired just 12 months ago, and now is thriving like never before.

It's distressing to see animals in immediate pain, but thankfully there are dedicated professionals committed to seeing them back in their healthy prime.

All will be well soon with your terrier,

Best regards

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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 06:34 PM
 
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My little 6 pound Japanese Chin had $4500 neck surgery at Auburn University 8 years ago. At the time I wondered if I had just wasted $4500, was my dog going to have a good quality of life. Well, she is a little paralyzed on her left side and her tongue hangs out all the time because she can't feel it, but she is the happiest little fireball in the house, and that was 8 years ago. She is now 1 year over the breed standard for lifespan and going strong. It was well worth the money and she is way tougher than I'll ever be. I'm sure your pooch will do great and have a speedy recovery. I wish you the best!

And on a side note, she is now scratching my leg to go outside so I'm going to go let her out!! It's good to see folks taking care of their animals. I'm by no means an animal activist, but I have always strongly believed that if you decide to have a pet, you treat them like a member of the family and take care of them as such. We saved a cat in a local grocery store pumpkin patch 2 years ago (hence his name, Pumpkin), and it turns out he has asthma, and trust me, spending $200 on his inhaler isn't my favorite thing to do (yes, cats use the same inhaler as humans, they just have a little tube and face mask that connects to it), but he's a family member now and I'm glad we have him because who knows what someone else would have done. Anyways, good luck man. My thoughts are with ya.
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That sucks mate!! I hate seeing animals in pain but they are so tough it makes humans look weak!! He will bounce back as soon as you know it and piss on your car tyres to let you know hes fine!!!!
All the best!!!
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His surgery went well the surgeoun said. I'll get him back tomorrow, but he won't be able to do any running/jumping for a few months. I'm glad he's gonna be fine, he's like a little brother to me.

Thanks to everyone for the kind words! They definately helped me calm down.
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Sorry to hear about your dog.

But I am truly sorry for the loss of your brother. I have never lost one of my siblings so I can't fathom your family's pain.

Thank you for the sacrifice your family has made and I will say a prayer tonite for all of you an your Jack Russell.
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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-15-2008, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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It's very appreciated mich!
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Best wishes for a quick recovery.

At least your Jack Russell doesn't steal your car. Ever since we taught Angel to drive, she's constantly sneaking off for a joy ride. This pic was taken the day that she and Emma the beagle nabbed the wife's keys and credit card. They went to the doggie resort and spa for a filet mignon lunch, got a shampoo and had their nails done. They were caught when Angel's signature on credit receipt didn't match the wife's.

Whatever you do, do not teach your dog to drive!

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Best wishes for a quick recovery.

At least your Jack Russell doesn't steal your car. Ever since we taught Angel to drive, she's constantly sneaking off for a joy ride. This pic was taken the day that she and Emma the beagle nabbed the wife's keys and credit card. They went to the doggie resort and spa for a filet mignon lunch, got a shampoo and had their nails done. They were caught when Angel's signature on credit receipt didn't match the wife's.

Whatever you do, do not teach your dog to drive!

angel ain't found the wiper switch yet them? nice pic dude..
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post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-15-2008, 08:42 PM
 
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^^ That's hilarious!

To the OP, I'm hope your dog pulls thru. I'd be worried sick too.
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post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-16-2008, 12:47 AM
 
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This thread needed a good laugh. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your little fellow.
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