Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Canine Disk Surgery Recovery Journal – Day 10

on December 16, 2015

Things are going along well – Daisy peed outside twice again today, and she went back to her normal habit of peeing in several different spots rather than just going once. She’s pooping normally again too – WHEW! I never thought I’d spend so much time focused on a dog’s bathroom habits!

Daisy actually seems to focus on figuring out how to work her now only partially lame leg. Sometimes in her crate, she’ll drag her back half around, then stop and stare at the leg – she seems to be thinking about what to do. Usually she’ll make an attempt at standing in a different way; a couple of times she’s fallen over, and it’s so hard to keep myself from rushing over to help and to stop myself from gasping. But I know I can’t or else she’d become dependent on help and sense my emotions. In the end, she doesn’t seem to get hurt and she always figures out how to work that leg. It’s like watching a little 15-pound miracle. I so admire the instinct and determination in dogs.

She’s back to being Crazy Daisy again – she gets super excited when one of us comes into the house, so now DD has to get down on the floor, open the crate door and try to hold Daisy semi-still while the other of us who just came in hurries to reach in and pet her/calm her. This will be our biggest challenge – trying to keep her from re-injuring herself by getting overly excited to see us. It’s great that she has that joy back, but it’s also dangerous, both now and once she’s out of the crate. We’ve tried many ways in the past to get her to calm down a bit when we come home – she jumps with all four paws off the floor and sometimes spins around; a couple of times she landed in scary ways, though she never yiped. But that has to stop now, I wouldn’t be surprised if all that contributed to her disk problem.

So now that we’re in a relatively calm period (though we still take notice of and celebrate every tiny new improvement), I’d like to post a few pics of us passing your POTP and kindnesses on to Daisy – I know you all helped her healing along…and you still are.

Good morning, Sunshine! :D

Good morning, our little sunshine! 😀

Passing the POTP lovies on to Daisy; she's sending lovies back with a big lick.

Passing your POTP lovies on to Daisy; she’s sending lovies back to you all with a big lick.

Irresistible!

Irresistible!

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19 responses to “Canine Disk Surgery Recovery Journal – Day 10

  1. Barb says:

    What a difference a few days make…..fabulous news, and thanks for the licks Daisy!

  2. Cupcake says:

    Thanks for that lick delivery! It landed right on my black licorice nose! What a wonderful problem to have – too much joy to contain…. Perfect.

    Love and licks back,
    Cupcake

  3. Daisy that’s the BESTEST early christmas gift… the yellow river flows and it’s so great to see that the Daisy-sparkles are back in your eyes… hugs to you!!!

  4. Mary says:

    Such good news. Dogs are so resilient. Roxy does that jump straight up, circle spin thing too. I always have to get her calm so she doesn’t hurt herself. Again, why can’t we just explain to them what’s going on.

  5. It’s a marathon, and you guys have some serious endurance. Happy to hear your efforts continue to pay off.

  6. Becky says:

    Our 14 year old Yorkie with Cushing’s Congestive Heart Failure acts the same wild and excited way (especially at dinner). I keep telling her the same thing! She and Daisy really live “in the moment” with no regard for the consequences. Silly pupkins! Glad Daisy’s feeling so much better.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      I’m sorry to hear your Yorkie has Cushing’s but it sounds like she’s doing well! Yes it is so frustrating that we can’t transfer the logic of consequences to our pups to prevent them from hurting themselves. Thanks for your kind support. 🙂

  7. Yay for improvement!!!! Keep going, Daisy!!! *ear licks* Noodle

  8. SandySays1 says:

    Love “Crazy Daisy!” Glad it worked out. Merry Christmas to Daisy and visit me for my Christmas Card to my blogging buddies.

  9. Jan K says:

    it just warms our hearts to see her looking so good, and to hear about the progress she is making.

  10. I am happy to read things are going well.

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