Daisy’s story

First I will start with an update. Today is one week post amputation and I’m doing great. I can still run and jump and play just not as long as I used to be able to. I am healing after all.

My journey as a Tripawd started a little over a year ago a few days before Christmas. I used to live in a rural area where only a few cars would drive by every day. I lived on acreage so my parents let me used to have free reign. Being the tough Golden Retriever that I am, I protect mt family from any potential intruders – cars included. So I was outside digging my holes running and just being Daisy when a car – going way too fast – drove up my road. I went after them to tell them to leave my family alone. Well cars are tougher than me I learned and my back leg was completely shattered and I bruised my lung. My parents decided to put a rod in my leg so I wouldn’t lose it. That was before they knew about this tripwad site and how great my life could be.

Now I’m not sure how many people know how crazy my kind (Golden Retrievers) are – especially one year old retrievers. Well when you have a pin in your leg you have to not move for 6 weeks. I decided I couldn’t do that and my leg re broke. My parents than decided to put another pin in my leg and force me to live in a kennel. After that things seemed to be going better although I never really used it. My parents assumed that because the vet took some bone out of my leg making it shorter that was the reason for my limp. However things began to get worse. I started not using my leg at all. My mommy took me back to the vet.

This time they told me that some of the screws in the pin became lose. So one m0re surgery to remove the pin and back on the road to recovery. I went in that day with my mommy thinking it would all be ok. But I woke up missing my back right leg. It turns out that that my leg wasn’t healed enough to support it without a pin and my knee was fused together. Basically I would never use that leg. My dad than came down and decided it would be right to take it off  (definitely better than the alternative) because my mom would have never been able to be strong enough to actually sign that paper.

My year + is finally coming to an end and I can begin to live my new life as a Tripawd.

Thanks everyone for your support


Author: daisydogger

Daisy was hit by a car about a year ago and shattered her leg. After numerous surgeries her leg just wasn't healing and it was time to amputate. We are taking each day as it comes and learning a whole new life as a tripawd.

6 thoughts on “Daisy’s story”

  1. Aw, Daisy, I know EXACTLY how crazy Golden Retrievers can be since I’m the proud mom of two!!

    I’m glad you’re improving so quickly and getting around so well. What a pretty girl you are. 🙂

  2. I agree with Caties Mom…You are gorgeous….stay patient, it only gets better! We are happy you found us….this is a great site!

  3. Oh, Daisy. What a long, hard, painful year you have had. But trust me – things are only going to get better now. I promise that you will be able to do everything you used to do. Maybe just a little different. My pawrents called me crazy when I was young too, but now they are just crazy in love with me 😉

  4. Daisy, you are amazing! Thank you for sharing your story. It is certain to help others facing the same difficult decisions down the road.

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