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Lucy - dog needs amputation of leg


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I just donated $100 to Lucy.  She deserves many more years of snuggles.

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Oh Wow. Lucy's fundraiser is going fantastic. IMOM's angels are the greatest!
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And you too,  deserve a Lifetime hugs.  Your donation means so
much more than can be said or shown.
Surely Angel Wings are a great fit on you.
I'm really so thankful,
Lucy's Judy


View PostLisa_O, on 08 December 2011 - 09:59 PM, said:

I just donated $100 to Lucy.  She deserves many more years of snuggles.


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Thank you dearly for the donation.  Lucy will get out of danger with
the leg removal.  You are helping make it possible.
Lucy's Judy

View Postmikken, on 08 December 2011 - 08:00 PM, said:

Donation sent!  Let's get this girl out of danger!


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I have gone back to find your posting a couple of times
to read over the story of Belle and Charlie again.
Its so enjoyable to picture these 2 as one heads up the
escape dept and the other does recovery.
I try to write out little ventures experienced with my loving
pets because others may choose to read them.
Yours is truly enjoyable and so cute to imagine.  
Thanks for your caring donation.
Lucy's Judy


View Postboanderey, on 08 December 2011 - 07:23 PM, said:

It makes me want to cry thinking of her trying to get home.  I had 2 dogs several years ago, a basset and a terrier, kind of the mutt and jeff of the canine world.  They would get out every once in a while, or rather Belle the basset would get out, and Charlie would go along, and bring her home.  I saw him once, circling around to get behind her when she'd stop to smell something and keeping her on the path home.  Well, Lucy made it home and then she made it to IMOM, and we need to help get her back to health.  My donation is in memory of Belle and Charlie who lived wonderful long lives and brought me so much joy.

Edited by I Love Lucy, 08 December 2011 - 11:19 PM.


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Judy, How gracious you are.  I want to cheer for your donation and
show praise for this gift.  You have exercised your Love for a Lucy
you don't know but can relate to.
THanks, Lucy's Judy


View PostJudy, on 08 December 2011 - 07:55 PM, said:

I see from Kyle's post that the first donation was $100.00 and a matching challenge which I am guessing was met when Bill donated $100.00...

There is NEVER too many MATCHING CHALLENGES!!!  Plus, this will be FUN as a dear animal loving friend of mine named "Rae" or to some Melissa has asked me to make her first donation for her to a PIN on IMOM...

I picked Lucy...so, let's begin taking our money...Rae and I will match the next $150.00 donated to Lucy for her surgery...what that means is if you donate $1.00 that becomes $2.00...$5.00 becomes $10.00 and so on...

And, I just love people to take my money...especially with Christmas coming up, the season of giving...what a better way to get in the mood...Judy and Rae


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Hi Judy G,
Thank you so much for showering your love Lucy's way.  
It is curious how our Pets seem to take over our home
and tell us how to distribute our finances.  Please tell POCO
it is greatly appreciated and give him a hug from Lucy and me.
Lucy's Judy

View PostJudy G, on 08 December 2011 - 07:26 PM, said:

Hi Judy,

My own little tripod, Poco (who is, coincidentally, also 11 years old), lost HIS left front leg when he was 10 months old, after being hit by a car and sustaining nerve damage which left his leg "dead".  Anyway, he just informed me I still have money in the bank that he wants me to put towards Lucy's surgery instead of buying him more treats for Christmas.  :)

So, another $50 has just been sent, courtesy of Poco.

Judy G.


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Hello "Lucy's Judy" & sweet Lucy !!!!!

SOOOOOO HAPPY TO SEE THIS !!!!!   I am soooooo glad you're getting help for that precious girl of yours !!!! :wub: :) :wub:

ANGELS - PLEASE - CAN YOU HELP ??

THIS GIRL NEEDS "YOU" !!!!!

:wub: :angel: :wub:

Her mama is working SOOOOO hard -
and Lucy DESPERATELY NEEDS this surgery  !!!!

And if my math is working - she needs
$195.00 to get to AFR !!!!!

PLEASE, HELP IF YOU CAN ~
No amount is too small !!!!
Face your Facebookers :)
Tweet your Twitters,
Tell your friends, neighbors, family and more !!!!

You will be helping a WONDERFULLY sweet PIN and her
most devoted family !!!!!  And I "know" how much
her mama appreciates this !!!

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE !!!!!!!

With ALL our LOVE,
Donna and Her Bandit :wub:

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:heart:  :heart:  


Holding y'all in my heart, thoughts and prayers.  Please give that sweet girl some lovin' and kisses from me.  Y'all hang in there and keep up the awesome work !!!!!  :hugs: to you and your daughter, Judy.

AND, *HUGEST HUGS* and LOVE to ALL YOU GENEROUS AND CARING ANGELS WHO HAVE DONATED !!!!!  XOXOX  :wub: :angel: :wub:

Edited by Bandit'sAngel, 09 December 2011 - 03:02 AM.


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Drum Roll Please....... LUCY IS AT .......ALL FUNDS RAISED !!!!

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:  :banana: :banana: :banana:


You all did it everyone! Lucy is getting her surgery because of all your generosity. IMOM donors never cease to amaze me!

Thank you all so very much for making this happen. We couldn't keep doing this with you!

We love you all !

Tammy-IMOM




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And Melissa is still dancing!!! I am soooo happy to come in and read this, this morning!  

Thank you to all of you who helped get Lucy to her goal.  Everyone seemed to have chipped in either with donating or sharing or crossposting to spread the word. It sure worked!  

Now just send those good thoughts to Lucy's mom Judy and Lucy to hang in there for surgery Monday!  You can do it, you have come this far, you can make it through the weekend.   Keep up the good work Judy. We all know its time consuming and its hard sometimes, but just hang in there. Your doing it for your girl, and she loves you for it.

Melissa/IMOM

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Charlie and Belle were characters.  I had them 10 years and they died within a few weeks of each other.  I know Charlie missed Belle too much to go on living. I still smile when I think of them.
  I want to tell you that reading through the posts of all that's going on with Lucy, I am so impressed with all the care you give her. I am a nurse specializing in extended care.  I know that once a leg, foot, hand loses nerves and blood supply, NOTHING can be done to prevent infection and decline, except amputation.  That Lucy has managed to come back from organ failure  and losing that much weight while her leg is so bad is nothing short of amazing and tells me that you are just giving her fantastic care and that she wants to stay with you.:pp_animal_568:  Now that she can have the surgery, I'm sure she'll be recovered in no time at all.  :banana:

Edited by boanderey, 09 December 2011 - 12:00 PM.

For Grimm, who left paw prints on my heart

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How in the World does Lucy and I and my daughter Thank everyone for their help of encouragement, contacts, donations and all else that was done.  THis has been so
amazing to read what has been said and done.  
THANK-YOU *** THANK-YOU *** THANK-YOU ***
THANK-YOU *** THANK-YOU *** THANK-YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!
There is so much Love and Care among you all.  
It is such an honor to be online with you and see you all ACT!  
My work with Lucy will continue untill she gets surgery on Monday Morning.  Rest will come while she is in the hospital and I will be refreshed when she returns home.  WIll keerp you updated.
And by the way, about all that hard work we do with Lucy, there is no real LABOR when you do it with LOVE.
Lucy's Judy

Edited by I Love Lucy, 09 December 2011 - 05:23 PM.


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I wonder how Lucy is this morning??? I am sitting eagerly waiting to hear. I hope Lucy is doing well and I hope she did well over the weekend.
Come on Lucy, we are all pulling for you.

Sending good thoughts your way to stay strong.
Melissa/IMOM




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Hello Everyone !   ANNOUNCEMENT *************LUCY is doing GREAT!

LUCY IS DOING SO GOOD!. The bad leg is off now.  
I stayed with her this morning at vet's from 8:30 until 10am.  I held her all
of that time, petting, hugging, encouraging her and telling her how much I
love her and she will not be abandoned and is in good hands.  Doing this
while the vet readied the surgery room & all his supplies, gave Lucy shots,
blood draws, etc.  He ran more tests on Lucy because he felt like she
should probably need extra blood.  

He thought that because he expected certain blood counts which were obtained on  
Nov 19th may not have totally recovered given her bad condition when found.  
Instead he came back to me saying, emphasizing, looking amazed & smiling:
'WELL, ALL YOUR HARD WORK PAID OFF.  SHE IS NORMAL IN ALL THE AREAS TESTED.'
That made me feel so good and my daughter was thrilled.  

ABOUT THE VETERINARIAN DOING THE WORK ON LUCY:
I was updating a friend of mine on Lucy's visit to the new VET.  This, of course, is the VET
that was ready and very willing to work with IMOM.  My friend said:  "Why he's OUR Vet..
My family has been going to him for years and he is superb."

SUPERB!  So are all you wonderful folks at IMOM.  
IMOM referred me to this VET and am SSSOOOOO GLAD!  
My friend's Comment on top of that was the icing on the cake.

Lucy was awake this afternoon but quickly went back to sleep.  A report on her will come
about 9:30 in the morning.  She should come home in 2 days.  
Graciously, Lucy's Judy

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Wonderful news about Lucy!  Continued good wishes for a speedy recovery.  I'm sure you can't wait to get her home with you.

Janice



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Dear Judy,

I am SOOOO very happy to read this and know that Lucy is doing well !!!!! :wub:  I know you can hardly wait to have her home with you again.

You may want to leave a t-shirt or towel with your scent on it (if they will allow it -- and it's something you don't mind losing)....That way she'll have you with her during her stay there, and she'll know you'll be back.  
Give her LOTS of  *Special Hugs* and kisses from me.  And ...

GREAT :hugs: to you and your daughter ~ you have done such an incredible job !!!  God bless you all.

Love,
Donna and 'The Bandit' :wub:

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Good Morning, Good Day all you wonderful IMOMers.

Lucy is recouperating just fine in the animal hospital.  
Today finds her stabilized and she was carried outside
to use the bathroom which she promptly did.

They said she would not eat after taking IV out and they
may have to put it back in.  So I explained all the great
lenghts we went thru and will still go thru to feed her.
They said if she does not eat by midday, then I can
bring her special recipe cooked to her.  Believe me
she is holding out for the good stufff and to be spoonfed.

Will let you know more later.  THanks Donna for the
clothing tip.  Great idea. and Janice you are right, I
can't wait to get her home.  Dr. said I could see her today;
but if I do she will be determined to come home then,
so will have to just leave some things quietly and sneak
out to home without her hearing me.  (but she will know
I was there, she knows when I a driving down the street)

God BLess you All, and talk to ya later today!
Lovingly,
Lucy's Judy

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I am SO happy that Lucy did so well with her surgery...THANK YOU for taking such good care of her!!

Now, if you haven't left yet, take a towel or a tee shirt or a bandana that has your scent or your daughters on it...so Lucy knows that she can still smell her Momma...

I know she's going to eat when you take her her "special" food...please, keep the updates coming...Lucy is So special...Judy

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Hi Judy and All IMOMers!!!!
Today is Wed 12/14 and it is 2:30 pm.
I will get Lucy at 4PM.
Judy, your idea about a towel and bandana worked.  Thanks so much.
I took her a baby blanket I got at garage sale a couple of years ago
especially for Lucy and a bandana (slightly used). I was told she slept
with them both.  Of course I had to do it where she could not hear my
car or my voice.
Well, I will report the homecoming later tonight.  So excited to get her
healing escalated.  She was already comfortable using 3 legs and
dragging a useless one.  I believe she will have a quicker recovery
accustoming to 3 legs because she has some experience already.
Lovingly Lucy's Judy
PS: I will take new pictures too and post.


View PostJudy, on 13 December 2011 - 02:34 PM, said:

I am SO happy that Lucy did so well with her surgery...THANK YOU for taking such good care of her!!

Now, if you haven't left yet, take a towel or a tee shirt or a bandana that has your scent or your daughters on it...so Lucy knows that she can still smell her Momma...

I know she's going to eat when you take her her "special" food...please, keep the updates coming...Lucy is So special...Judy


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Hi

My friend took a kitty from a friend who was going to pts. The kitty had been living with a useless leg for years- used it like a crutch, grabbed your arm and kittens with it. At the new place (no carpet) the useless leg became infected and nasty and vet said it had to be removed. We were worried about her recovery but guess what...she is a lot happier without it. She gets around just fine and is probably feeling much better without it.

I know that Lucy is going to be just fine. Just don't let her go running any races for the first week or so

Kathy

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This must mean that Lucy is eating too!?  I can't wait to hear about her home coming!!!

I am so happy to read all these great updates.  My girl has to be spoon fed on some days too, so I totally understand ;)


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Wonderful news about Lucy. More evidence of the loving care she's received.
Please don't anyone tell our Mandy about spoon feeding or she'll demand that next.
For Grimm, who left paw prints on my heart

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HELLO EVERYONE.  WHAT A HOMECOMING AND EVERY DAY SINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now in retrospect of what Beauty's Kathy said, No one, at this point, is brave
enough to try and STOP LUCY FROM RUNNING.

Since the day after surgery she has been running, leaping, jumping, standing on
back legs while the front leg is getting your attention for more home cooked meals!

Lucy's recovery has AMAZED the VETs at Forest Rd Animal Clinic, and all the techs.
Word of her miracle recovery almost immediately is sending VETS and others
to water cooler to talk the Buzz.

I kid you not!  Lucy was up on her feet in no time at the hospital.  Surgery started
about 10AM Mond.  And when I called at 2PM to check on her, she was awake
acting normal as a dog would be from the anesthetic so forth. (and you know the
story about the food issue).
Tuesday they carried her out to potty, she ate good with the extra cans of high
protein chicken liver canine/feline food.

Then on Wed I went to get her at 4PM.  It has rained a lot this week.  The two techs
told me how Lucy was RUNning all over the yard to potty like a puppy let out of a cage.
She was happy, upbeat, energetic, talking, and other happy movements.
THe Dr. vet who did surgery was really surprised at Lucy's attitude and everyone
at hospital could not quit bragging on her good health playing a big part, Lucy's
happy attitude, quickness to do all dog things moving around.

Lucy went back for checkup yesterday(Thursday).  A different vet was there and
word had already got to this vet about the fantastic Lucy.  She could not wait to
see Lucy.  Lucy passed that exam perfectly.  The next is on Monday for a visit.

Lucy jumps in and out of the SUV (my son's) struggling a litte, so I quickly will put
my arms under her belly to keep from hurting her stitches area.  THe surgery area
looks superb.  I DO try and slow her down in case she hurts her surgery area,
but she is walking on clouds with happiness right now, doing things.  
So I make the rooms darker sp to slow her down and keep her still because
she is ready to get on with living where she left off at.

NOTE: I want to note that Lucy's activity is not out of hand, nor is she doing
it nonstop.  But she is doing it just enough to put her a cut above the rest of
the precious animals at this hospital having had same surgery before.  The main
things bragged upon by them is her ATTITUDE and her QUICK RECOVERY to be ACTIVE.

Each day when looking at her 'bobo', it is a surprise at how much healed overnight.
I will take picks of her when the hair grows back.   Yes, she is wearing an E-Collar.
So to keep her from hurting herself.  I am so happy for this vet that IMOM referred
me to.  I don't know if I mentioned this, but a good friend of mine said his family
has used this vet for years and this vet is the best. Yes he is! great.  
well I will leave you with this note for now.
Just know I have gone back and read your comments and stories and I ALWAYS
want to be a part of THIS GROUP.  I have felt so much love and support and I read
as if you were here in my home talking to me.  Lucy and I are so ever grateful.
Love,
Lucy's Judy


View PostBeauty, on 14 December 2011 - 03:43 PM, said:

Hi

My friend took a kitty from a friend who was going to pts. The kitty had been living with a useless leg for years- used it like a crutch, grabbed your arm and kittens with it. At the new place (no carpet) the useless leg became infected and nasty and vet said it had to be removed. We were worried about her recovery but guess what...she is a lot happier without it. She gets around just fine and is probably feeling much better without it.

I know that Lucy is going to be just fine. Just don't let her go running any races for the first week or so

Kathy


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Go Lucy ! We should all be as positive about things as dogs and cats are...they live in the moment. I really think she is feeling a lot better without her leg...I know it was a difficult decision to make, but as you can see...it is all for the best.

Can't wait to see pictures of our Lucy

Kathy

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Hello,

My name is Barbie and I saw your story and just wanted to say I am so happy that you and Lucy got the help you needed.. it is times like this that I wish I won the lottery so I could help out every animal out there!  And it is also times like this that I think guardian angels also look out for our pets..

Best of luck to you and Lucy, may she live a long and happy life!

Barbie




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