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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Three broken bones...poor Chester.

Yup. Last night my brother picked up Chester and accidently dropped him. Chester was yelping very loud and his right front paw was injured.We drove him to a 24 hour pet hospital and found out that he broke three bones from his x-ray. Then they put a cast on his whole leg. That means no baths for two months,(!) and no running. My mom stayed with Chester at the hospital and got back home @ 11:00. If that's not bad enough, he cannot get the cast wet, and the grass outside is damp and wet, so no going outside to potty!! That will make pottytraining a nightmare. Now Chester hobbles around in his cast, whining with sadness...
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Oh no! Poor Chester. I am sure he will adjust quickly to his cast but I think you're right and potty training just got a lot harder for you

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This is what the x-ray looked like. The right paw is the broken one.
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Oh no, poor Chester. Chester is a big pup. I'd make a rule no one but Mom and Dad can hold him. Did they give him some pain meds for home? I guess he is going to learn to potty on the sidewalk.
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OH NO! That poor little guy. You must have been so upset seeing him go through that. I hope he can adjust to his situation. I see he has the cast covered...Can you keep it covered when you take him outside to potty??? Thank God it wasn't any worse!

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Chester and you have my sympathy. I feel bad for the little guy.

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Yes, I think they gave him some pills or something, but guess what? The vet gave us a waterproof bag to put over his cast and we would tie it on his leg so it wouldn't get wet! That means "yes" in the grass!! Well, there's no great loss without some gain.


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I'm so sorry for Chester and for your family. But I hope your parents have learned that no matter how well meaning and gentle kids are, puppies are squirmy and STRONG... and fragile too. It's best MOT to pick them up, but to sit on the flooor with them and play with them there.

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OH, I feel so bad for Chester and your family! I hope Chester doesn't develop a phobia of being held, or a fear of your brother. So sad!
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I am so sorry to hear about Chester's broken bones.
TLC for Chester. Pups should be held close to the ground, sitting down with adult supervision. Let us know how he's doing.
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