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Lindi- 3 legged Borzoi

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New tripawd- Lindi!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 27, 2009 by

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My name is Kayla and here is my dogs story:

Lindi is a 5 year old Borzoi (Russian Wolfhound). Back in June she severed her achilles tendon when she jumped into my jeep. What happened was her hock got caught under the lip of the door, and apparently it was very sharp, so when she tried to free her hock, it sliced all the way down through that tendon to the bone. She had surgery to repair it, but because it was a cut and not a tear (tears are actually easier to heal than cuts because usually the largest part of the tendon stays intact adn the 2 smaller parts tear, instead of being completly cut through all 3 parts), the surgery never took and she had to have another surgery to have a bone plate put on the tendon and an external fixator put on her leg so she could not move it at all. Well this surgery did not take either and when we took the external fixator off of her leg and tested her range of motion, her tendon popped and the skin above the injury tore half way around her leg. So at that point we made the decision to amputate her back right leg.

The Amputation happened on Monday of this week. Today, she is back to normal, no signs of pain ( shes on a lot of pain meds). She is going outside and pottying witthout a problem, she can even get on to my bed! I am amazed how well she is doing and how quickly she is healing! She was unable to use that leg for nearly 3 monthes and therefore i think that helped her out a lot with recovery since she already knew how to balance herself on 3 legs for so long!


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