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VERY expensive B’day #1060558 01/27/23 10:08 PM
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And I want to thank all you U.S. dogs for helping out. Let me explain, and why I have been missing for a few days.

Patty went out on the front porch to take some pics of the blue spruce in our yard with snow all over it. I heard a scream (now this was 30 minutes till her birthday on the 25th). I ran outside and she was laying on her back on the concrete sidewalk. She wanted me to help her up. We were only able to get her to her knees when she fell over on the side she didn’t hit when she fell.

Called EMS and they said to not move her and that an ambulance was coming FROM 25 MILES AWAY, in a snow storm (after it started out as rain). The ambulance stationed here was already on a run.

Time to shorten a long story. She had to lay outside in 30 degree weather with it snowing very wet snow for almost an hour and a half! We covered her up with one of my emergency all weather space blankets (don’t waste buying the thin “Mylar” emergency blankets) ant then another 4 regular blankets. The top side of her body was doing OK but the other, bad side, was in the 3 inch thick wet slushy cold snow.

EMS arrived and carted her off to the ER (Closest Hospital is about 30 miles away). Upon arrival the checked her core temp and Immediately covered her with this blanket with tubes running through it. Then they hooked this wet vac looking heater with a long hose up to it and it started blowing hot air over her. After about 30 minutes they checked ger again and took that off and just covered her with warm blankets.

After that, off to CT scan, X-Ray then back to X-ray again for more detailed pics. Now mind you it was going on 7am. Well, by 11:15 that night, basically 24 hours after the incident she had a new hip for her Birthday.

Fast forward two days later (today) she is now back in our home town in the Nursing Home/Rehap center for physical therapy for the next 1-3 weeks. At least she is now only a half mile from home.

So, how do you dogs spend your Birthdays?


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Re: VERY expensive B’day [Re: SkunkHunter] #1060560 01/27/23 11:37 PM
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Randy, I hope she heals quickly, and that P/T helps her. Tell Patty that we are all pulling for her. wink


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Re: VERY expensive B’day [Re: SkunkHunter] #1060562 01/28/23 12:20 AM
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We hope so as well Tom. She was a little bummed out at first. Her older Sister (cancer), her Mother (cancer), and my Mother (COVID) all died there. But she is on a different wing so she won’t have to go by any of their old rooms.

She’s pretty tough when she wants to be. And believe me, she wants out of there as quickly as possible. Plus she wants to be able to walk as normal as she always has.


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I know the feeling. wink


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Re: VERY expensive B’day [Re: SkunkHunter] #1060565 01/28/23 02:01 PM
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I hope she mends quickly and is back to normal.

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Thank you guys.


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My prayers for both of you. Hopefully you can spend time with her in rehab.


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Aw man sorry to hear, best wishes on her recovery !


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Wow I had no idea will continue to pray for quick healing.


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Re: VERY expensive B’day [Re: SkunkHunter] #1060590 01/31/23 09:20 AM
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Thank you dawgs. On a stupid note, I fell the other morning while going over to see her. Slipped off/down our porch and 4 steps as she did. BUT all I got was a bruised back and scrapped arms. If the nurse at the nursing home had only used tan colored band aids I might have gotten away with it.

Well now with this sleet/ice pellets freezing rain mix she has forbidden me to leave the house yesterday and today. frown

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