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Winston's Journey

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Winston's Journey

Happy Birthday Winston!

July 26th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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This sweet boy is 11 years old today! He had his first chest x-ray done after his amputation, and no mets! All clear! This has been a week of celebration and feeling so blessed to have this boy happy and doing so well. Winston is getting so strong. His visits to Dr. Amy (our rehab vet) have been so helpful in strengthening his front wrist, his hips, and shoulder. He has some mild hip displaysia so he takes fish oil and dasuquin. His 3 pound weight loss has also helped. 2 more pounds to go! I stop will get a few of his fav french fries today in celebration of his birthday!

We know how blessed we are that we’ve not had to go through chemo or radiation as some of our other  Tripawd friends have had to. Winston is back to playing with his toys, and loves to run outside! I can barely keep up with him!

Shelly and Winston

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Winston’s Sweet Ride!

June 5th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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Mommy and I finally got to take the walk I have been waiting for! Since I can’t walk as far as we used to, mommy bought me a chariot! I wasn’t so sure about getting into this thing, but once I did (after getting some treats), I really liked it! I got to see everything, feel the breeze, and watch the kids at the park – just like we used to. I got to get out and run a little bit, and then when I got tired mommy helped me get back in my new wheels!

I was sort of tired when we got home, so I slept the afternoon away…….. Life is good.




Winston’s great progress!

May 24th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Hi Everyone,

It has been 9 weeks since Winston’s amputation, and with the help of Dr. Amy and hard work on our rehab exercises, Winston is doing so well!

Winston has gained muscle in his front leg and wrist, and has even lost a few pounds! We have a few more to go…. We have felt much more confident with the help of our rehab appointments!

I am worrying less about him injuring or straining his remaining three legs because of rehab. We’re working on our balance now, and it is amazing how well he complies when peanut butter is the prize!

Our next adventure will be taking a stroll in our new doggie stroller!

Winston and Shelly





Winston’s Visit to Physical Therapy!

April 24th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Winston went to his first physical therapy appointment today, 5 weeks post -op for right front leg amputation! Dr. Amy said he was doing really, really well, however we need to help him lose a little weight, and do several exercises daily to give him the best quality of life.

We learned that stairs should be avoided if possible, however, since he sleeps upstairs with his pack, we should use his harness or sling to assist him – always. We also learned about fish oil, and the dosage to ensure that we give his joints what they need for this senior boy.

We are so glad that we went to PT so that we do the absolute best for him. We can’t wait to go back to see Dr. Amy. I had no idea that physical therapy was available for animals until I read about its benefits from the Tripawds site.

All of this fun had him tired toward the end of his visit, so it’s now dinner time followed by a nice nap.

Shelly and Winston










My first month Ampuversary by Winston

April 20th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

It has been ONE month since I had my amputation surgery! I am doing really well, but I am still a little nervous about going up and down the stairs. The stairs seem sort of hard unless I get a good start. Mom helps me, but I really want to do this myself.

I was able to spend time with my best friend Jenga yesterday. It was the first time she has been able to play with me since my surgery, and she didn’t seem to notice any difference in me at all. We had fun.

I am trying to figure out how to play with my toys, because I’m used to mom throwing them and I would catch them. I can’t really do that too much now, and it seems sort of scary for me to jump, so now I play with my chew bones.

Mom is taking me to physical therapy next week, and I am hoping that I can do some fun exercises to make sure that my other legs stay strong. I might even get to be in the water….we’ll see. I would really like that. ~ Winston