TRIPAWDS: Home to 14767 Members and 1264 Blogs.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » FACEBOOK » TWITTER » RANDOM BLOG

Tripawds Supporter sites have no ads!
Trin's journey to becoming bionic

Bionic Status Update

October 7th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!

So it has been a few weeks since I started this post. I finally have an update to give.

After contacting 3 different orthopedic prosthetic companies, I got answer that wasn’t “Your cat’s case is too hard. Best of luck”. That answer was incredibly frustrating. How can just by looking at an x-ray someone say those words? No let me think about it or give me some time to think up something. It is like these companies found a way that works for a majority of cases and then just stopped trying to innovate. Even though most of them show all the different “hard” cases like a goose foot or a donkey leg. But again a cat leg is too hard.

I found the current ortho guy from watching an episode of Animal ER. I know that Tripawds recently had a podcast with Dr. Beale but I kept forgetting to listen. The episode had a rescue dog that lost its paw. Dr. Beale called in Bill Bickley an orthopedic prosthetics person with about 20 years experience.

He said that it might be difficult but he had an idea based on the x-rays I had of Trin’s leg. Bill suggested that surgery to keep Trin’s knee from moving might make it easier to hold the prosthetic He requested more photos and a video of Trin walking in order to come up with a plan.

My question for anyone reading is has your tripawd needed surgery to make it so a prosthetic would fit properly?


To remove ads from your site and others, upgrade to a Tripawds Supporter blog!

Tags:

The beginning

September 18th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!

Today I started the blog to document Trin’s journey to getting a prosthetic leg.

When I first got her about a year ago, I thought about getting Trin a prosthetic leg. At the time she was too young and not fully grown, so I didn’t want to get her one just yet. Also she seemed to be adapting to her tripawd life. A year later and she still tries to use her stub like it is a leg.

My ultimate goal for Trin is to give her stub the needed protection and help her walk without a large limp. I want to volunteer with Trin as a sort of therapy cat for veterans and children with prosthetics and missing limbs. I think that veterans and children would be able to relate to Trin.

 

Tags:

Hello Tripawds!

September 18th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Read this for important information!

Welcome to Tripawds. Please read on for important tips. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging. Don’t miss our helpful WordPress tutorial videos if you need help getting started with your new Tripawds blog.

Do not reply to this post!

Please publish a new post (or edit this one) to share your story. The Tripawds community is only notified of new blog posts in the Recent Posts widgets found throughout the News blog and discussion forum pages. Members will not be notified of any comments made on this default first post. You can also choose to edit or delete your sample page.

Publish a blog post or your site may be deleted!

Please be sure to publish at least one blog post to let us know you that you may use your blog. NOTE: Failure to do so may result in your site being deleted. If you upload photos to your Media Library, but fail to publish a post, we’ll never know they are there and they may be gone forever!

Another way to ensure your site does not get deleted, is to upgrade it with a Tripawds Supporter subscription.

By default your site will be indexed so Tripawds members will be notified of your update in the Recent Posts lists throughout this community. If you change your Privacy settings to discourage search engines, your posts will not be indexed! 

To limit the amount of spam you receive, any first comment a reader makes on your blog will require moderation. Be sure to “Spam” any inappropriate comments, and approve those from your readers so their future comments appear immediately. You can change your comment options from the Settings -> Discussion tab in your dashboard.

Tripawds Blogs shall NOT be used for fundraising purposes.

Direct appeals for financial assistance to help cover care expenses will be deleted without notice. Everypawdy in the Tripawds community faces their own share of high expenses related to surgery, recovery and care. Veterinary financial aid resources can be found in the Tripawds News blog. Please see the Tripawds Fundraising Appeals Policy for more information. Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you for sharing your story, and happy blogging!

Tags: