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    DragOnCharm

    I hope things get better for you soon. And if you really want to read a hard luck story - maybe read some of Lucky Lady's early threads. Sometimes everything goes wrong at once. And just when you think it couldn't get any worse, it does.

    And yet we live through and grow stronger - about the only good thing I can think of right now.

    Meanwhile one day at a time - and try to notice the good things. And when that fails - I second the tub of icecream or pack of chocolate (the darker the better) and listening to Tim Finn songs.

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    Awww poor sweety hugs drag I hope every thing gos well best of luck
    and yes shit happens and I know how it feels I was in one of austraila worse car crashes last year
    bad thing was two died good things my family is alive and I'm still kicking
    like I said shit happens just keep on moving and don't stop have a laugh that's what makes me feel better
    huggs you know what in the darkess morning ligth shines bright
    there's good things coming around cheers mate good luck with your pup
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    Pax Update:
    Pax has a spiral fracture to her Tibiai in her right leg. She has a cast on the leg and has to stay in another night at the Vet to make sure the cast is not to tight and will allow her to grow but still heal. We have to crate her for 3 weeks in the smallest possible cage we can fit her in so she wont move at all and cause pressure sores which could lead to infection. The vet bill so far is a little over $1000 and that was the vet doing his best job and trying to keep the cost low.
    I have found out she spent the all last night howling to the point she began distressing the vet staff and they had to move her cage to the bathroom to muffle her howls which I have no doubt will happen again tonight.

    Poor Pax needs her chin wiped after a drink for the simple fact of her Elizabethan collar is a bit to big and she has to dunk it in the water to get a drink and I have been told I can't take her out of the cage at all except to go to the toilet and she will end up soiling herself in her cage regularly from the amount of time she needs to spend in it. I am not looking forward to the next 3 weeks

    I am sorry to be an overly sensitive person but I love my Pax and I already feel horrible about it with out people criticizing my parenting and pet ownership on top of all the personal issues that I don't wish to make public on the internet. Also Ruby I am sorry to hear about the car accident I understand completely. My OH nearly lost his life 6 weeks ago on a back road in the middle of WA South west and had to kick his way out his ute and walk for help all because some city driver didn't give way, so I understand how terrifying that would have been for you and your family. Lets just say my luck has followed that trend every day since. Including tonight I am out of chocolate, ice cream and the only 3 types of alcohol I drink (wild turkey and honey, jack daniel's tennessee honey, Bundy rum) so I don't even have any comfort food or drink

    Also for anyone interested here are some more Pax pre-accident pics
    Her amazing doggy treat and sleeping balancing act (she can do this for upto 30 mins







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    Those pictures are just adorable. Poor little girl though, its going to be a tough few weeks It would break my heart hearing her howl and not being able to go and give her cuddles.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Pax is beautiful, and thank you for clearing up the difference about dingos earlier. I wish you and Pax a speedy recovery, and that the three week goes by really fast.

    Remember you are loved, just sometimes we have to stock up on comfort food to ge over some of life's curly ones.
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    HI DragonOCharm
    Gorgeous photo's of pax. Ive not seen a dingo pup and this thread led to some great reading about them.
    No judgement here on your parenting.

    And personally, Ive re read what i posted, looking at it through that type of lens, and what i had written did sound like i was judging - i apologies, it was not what i intended. So im trying to be mindful that you have felt judged and typing to avoid that in any way. Mother of 3 here, and kids are clumsy, pups are too, accidents happen. And there but for the grace of god go i.

    What a horrid start to life for Pax. I dont drink, but have some type of whiskey in my cupboard, reading your last post, if i could, id of passed it through the screen, with some chocolate to wash it down! This recovery sounds like you are going to need to get your head in the right place, so you can cope. I hope that your partner is the supportive type. That cage part breaks my heart reading it. But i guess 6 weeks for cast? and she's allowed out of cage at 3 weeks?
    Im sure Pax will be happier in a cage at your home, where she can see her family, than at some smelly vets. So the screaming should quiet down once home. How lucky is she that she landed at your home. Many would not be doing what you have done. I applaud your choices you have made thus far, and $1000, OMG. Just what you need with a young family i am sure. Please consider insurance for future stuff, as she'll bounce back fast enough, and continue to hurt herself in various ways as a pup.

    Take care of yourself so you can take care of you and yours. And get out to the supermarket for comfort food hoard. You deserve it big time.

    Keep us posted on her home coming and recovery. Sending positive energy your way.

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    Pax is home from the Vet. We tried leaving her in her 'crate' and she cried and howled. so she came out after 10 mins of howling and nearly hurting herself. she settled but really hated her collar so we gave he a chance with it off and she was fine and is now curled up asleep beside me. Tonight after she has calmed down we will try the crate and the collar for tonight while we sleep.

    Also it is 3 weeks due to the rate she is expected to grow since she is only 8 weeks. If in 3 weeks she needs it on longer the vet will replace it with a slightly larger one, but he thinks as long as after 3 weeks she is given light exercise for 2-3( so no marathons) weeks after the cast is removed she should be back to full for soon
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    Really pleased that Pax is home. Both you, your family and she must be relieved !

    What colour is her bandage ? Friends' pup had a similar thing happen - and wow the different colours of the bandages - were really bright - to say the least !!!!!! The vet and vet nurses also added cut out hearts and other different shapes on the bandage - much to the child's delight !

    All the photos that you put up of her are absolutely gorgeous - but the following two would not happen in my place with my pup - and definitely not for 30 minutes - more like 1 millisecond !!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Drag0ncharm View Post
    Pax Update:

    Also for anyone interested here are some more Pax pre-accident pics
    Her amazing doggy treat and sleeping balancing act (she can do this for upto 30 mins


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    Her bandage is a nice medium shade blue and no love hearts :P
    with the photos I was expecting 1 second and then watch her eat it up but she sleeps so soundly not even food can wake her lol
    We have managed to settled her in her 'crate' with out her collar. She hasn't shown anyninterest in her cast at the moment so we aren't forcing her to wear it.

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    My dog likes to scream and yell in her crate. So I cover it up with a sheet or something. With the metal mesh crate - I had to put a slab of cardboard over the top to keep the sheet away from the mesh or she'd pull it in and chew it up.

    Basic system of reward and consequences for being quiet or yelling in the crate - quiet - you can open up the view a bit. And give her the occasional treat. Noisy - and you cover the crate up. Maybe after a supervised potty break but dogs are very good at connecting the dots - or training you (also known as "back chaining" if you want something to google).

    Glad she's more settled in the crate. The small suffering now - prevents major problems later. And when ever I hear screaming babies or puppies - that clearly aren't being hurt in any way - I think - my - what healthy lungs.

    My dog is also a very sneaky chewer - she likes to do it when she thinks nobody is going to interupt. 5:30am is her fave time. And she does wake me up and I do interrupt a bit. But she did fool an RSPCA boarding kennel superviser into thinking she didn't have any itchy spots...

    Pax is adorable.

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