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Entries from June 27th, 2012

What Now?

June 27th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Well..it’s been a few days (weeks, maybe?) since I posted an update on Bubba.  Thankfully, Bubba is doing wonderful and I couldn’t be happier with his recovery!  Of all 5 of us in the house,  Bubba is probably doing the best right now! I am very […]

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Good News

June 19th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!A bit of relief tonight at Bubba’s follow-up, at last! Kidney function tests were within normal limits, but the constant drinking water and peeing is not getting any better.  Possible reasons include: behavioral issues with adjusting to changes, underlying kidney stress (early dysfunction), or medication.  The […]

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Dealing with People

June 15th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

OK Tripawd Parents: Help Me! I am assuming that it is natural to be a bit overprotective of my baby, especially since we are still adjusting to life with 3 legs.  However, I am upset that some people make inappropriate comments in regards to our decision to amputate.  I have had 2 experiences with strangers […]

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Kidney trouble?

June 14th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Well….no more injected antibiotics for Bubba.  The blood tests were within normal limits, but the doctor was not happy with the urinalysis.  The antibiotic he was on is toxic to the kidneys.  This is a double-edged-sword: he needs the antibiotic to get rid of the infection but the one that works best can destroy his […]

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Freedom and Healing

June 11th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Being away from Bubba has been one of the hardest parts of this ordeal for me.  And, I don’t mean the times that he had to stay at the hospital. Before Bubba came home, I built him a “recovery suite” in the middle of the kitchen.  I put a lot of thought into this and […]

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Getting back to Bubba

June 8th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

My boy is back!!  He is still fighting this nasty infection, but today I saw the Boxer in him come back.  Crazy, silly, stubborn, hungry….! He has figured out the stairs and how to get on the couch today.  I don’t want him on the stairs (but it is nice to have my lap dog […]

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The Fan Club

June 6th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Uncategorized

Being our first child, Bubba has always been a popular boy in our family.  In the days before his surgery, I received more phone calls, facebook posts, emails, and text messages than I did when I gave birth! Last Friday, one day after Bubba’s readmission to the hospital, our doorbell rang.  There stood 6 kids […]

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Home at last!

June 5th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

I am staring at my buddy who is sleeping soundly on Matthew’s kiddie couch.  We’re not out of the woods yet… He had minor surgery to clean out the infection in his incision today and we’re expecting blood culture results tomorrow.  2 more drains have been added, which he is not happy about.  Does anyone […]

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Dirty Floors

June 4th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

For the past 9 years, there has been an eager body in this house to clean floors.  It is not me! Bubba has been my silent assistant in cleaning the kitchen and I miss his help!  With 3 kids, somebody is always spilling something.  I didn’t realize just how often this was happening until now.  My […]

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Afternoon Picnic

June 3rd, 2012 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Our afternoon picnic with Bubba went fairly well.  I say fairly well because, with an 8, 5 and 3 year old, nothing goes without trouble! We made a stop at the pet store and loaded up on some treats and yummy food for our buddy.  We brought a blanket, bowls and bottled water so Bubba […]

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