Good morning all.
Just wanted to thank everyone for staying with us through all the updates. It really helps us out to let folks know how she is doing and to receive the positive reinforcement
I'm going to answer some of the questions from the last few posts along with the update.
Cheeky, OMG, we have laughed and laughed at you not wanting to read the updates. I'm so glad you did. Even if this only buys us a short time, this period is very positive for us and her right now. Please keep following, if it start to turn south you have my permission to stop reading
Joyce, if she is having any phantom leg issues, I can't tell. She seems to be without any kind of pain, but then again, she's still on the pain meds. It may change when they run out.
Blabs, So far we're holding up well. The sleeping on the pallet on the floor is not so wonderful, but it beats trying to make her understand she has to begin a new life on the floor while she's still recovering from the surgery. We get up really early, but manage to take naps during the day. Going outside is the biggest challenge. It's a long walk and she tires by the time we get out the door. We're trying different temporary devices to help her maneuver. Tried a towel, but it's to short we end up with aching backs from bending over. Tried a long sleeve shirt, this may work, but I need a way to hold up the tail, it's way too long and she tends to step on it with the back paws.
And now the update for late yesterday and this morning. Trouble is trying hard to get back to her 'normal' routines. She wants to be with me in the kitchen when I prepare dinner. I helped her down the hall and put a rug on the floor in the kitchen. She was able to lay there and watch as she always has done. Last night after we ate, she went to her table and had her meal. The first time she's tried to eat or drink at her table. Woohoo!! For now I've moved it to the bedroom, but as soon as her stamina and confidence improve just a wee bit more, I'll move it back to the kitchen where it belongs. When we went out for our morning 'business' run, she had to rest a lot, but insisted on going across the driveway to her normal place. We wake up to big, happy, slurpies as she hobbles around between the two of us, giving kisses to one and beating the other with that happy wagging tail. She gets around the bedroom amazingly well. I'm reluctant to let her do too much in the rest of the house alone because of the tile floors, but that day will come.