Well the time has come for the trip to Med Vet to have Bostons Leg removed..
Here is a wonderful Video of his last time playing before Surgery…
Oh How I worried About that boy so much.. But I knew he was a fighter a strong willed boy. I guess I was more worried about me If i could handle a three legged dog and do the best for him. I have never owned or foster a three legged dog with so many injures. Can I do this? Yes I can If Boston can do it so can I.
I would help him be the best he could so that when he went to his new home he would be ready.
Here he is 2 days after his surgery ready to come back to me.
I’m back! and a quick trip to the back yard for a potty break and a quick pet from the neighbor.
Amazing how in 2 days he can adapt this well.. I love this boy! JUst to watch him you learn so much.
Now what? I am fostering a 9 month old Collie that must be keep quiet and only allowed out to use bathroom. You can’t crate him even in the biggest crate because of his pelvis. So what do you do? You go to the mattress store and buy a Tempur-Pedic mattress place a X-pen around it and bolt it to you wall so you have a place where he can see you and rest comfortable.
His pelvis must be fully healed before his leg can be removed. So off to med Vet we go to get his leg fitted for a special boot so when he walk he will not drag his back leg and make it raw & sore.
In the meantime we do some warm water therapy to help him heal.
One thing we have found out during this time is Boston LOVES kids, any size any age.
The love that this boy has for other dogs and kids is incredible. He cries till they crawl in there with him and snuggle.
This is Boston the day that I brought him home as a “foster dog”. He was 9 months old and had been hit by a car 3 times in his short life. I fell in love with him the minute I saw him. He was such a strong boy and did not let his injuries keep him down. A fractured pelvis
This would be the beginning of his 8 weeks of recovery before they needed to amputate his leg.
The day Boston became my foster dog.
It was never my intention to adopt this Sweetheart of a dog and as our story continues you will learn more of how this came about.