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

Canine Disk Surgery Recovery Journal – Day 13

on December 18, 2015

Yet more progress today – Daisy tried to scratch her ear with her left back paw! She actually picked up the paw and made an attempt, but it wasn’t strong enough yet to do the job. So after a few slow, cautious swipes that either didn’t connect or were just too weak, she gave up. DD went over and gave her a good scratching, and did Daisyย ever love it! Now I’m more sure than ever that her back leg will regain its strength and ability, and even if it ends up not being quite what it was, it will be enough for her to get around and use it. But hey, only two weeks ago she had NO use of it at all! ๐Ÿ˜€

And now when one of us comes home and goes straight to Daisy’s crate to pet and calm her, when we open the door she’s actually trying to come out! More good progress.

Cuddling with one of her favorite soft toys

Cuddling with one of her favorite soft toys

We go back to see the neurosurgeon on Monday, and I’m anxious to hear what she says. Daisy does want to walk more, so I hope she says we can do that. I know she’ll still be confined to her crate for another 4-6 weeks, but she’s very interested in her twice daily walks and is trying to walk faster (we’re not letting her do that until we get the okay from the doctor). DD only uses the sling as a precaution now, she doesn’t actually hold Daisy up with it. This little pup is doing it all on her own. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

She also did a full shake-off today, and her tail is up again. Always a good sign!

Her favorite crate position  - always with her head on her little pillow. :)

Her favorite crate position – always with her head on her little pillow. ๐Ÿ™‚

My wonderful holistic doctor, who has four big super-healthy dogs of his own and has done extensive studiesย on the dog version of holistic medicine, has given us a lot of good advice along with turmeric and probiotics to put in her food. So I feel like she’s getting the best care from every medical direction. ๐Ÿ™‚

And on a lighter note, some peach fuzz is starting to grow inย on her shaved back. ๐Ÿ™‚ Meanwhile, the rest of her hair is growing out of control! Just wait til that first bath and grooming… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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20 responses to “Canine Disk Surgery Recovery Journal – Day 13

  1. So thrilled she is able to use the leg a bit!

  2. Yay, Daisy! What a brave, strong girl! I can’t wait till the doctor sees you on Monday. You’ll be quite a surprise from your last visit.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      I think she’ll be surprised at Daisy’s progress. When we picked her up after her surgery, the surgeon seemed very reserved and didn’t want us to expect too much too soon. I guess Daisy wanted to surprise her! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. This post is so full of great news!!! Shaking off is a HUGE deal. Go, Daisy!!! *ear licks* Noodle

  4. KDKH says:

    Very encouraging!!

  5. Barb says:

    All the signs Daisy is showing are fantastic, especially her trying to scratch her ear with that left leg! All positive, which must be a great relief to you.

  6. a full shake-off ? that’s a good sign that efurrything is on the right place :o)

    • raisingdaisy says:

      I thought so too! She’d tried one a week ago but could only lightly shake her head; her expression was like “OH NOOOOO can’t do that”!! So this is a pretty big improvement in just a week.

  7. oh and paws crossed for the appointment with the neurosurgeon, I hope for good news. (wp was to fast this time)

  8. Mary says:

    Yea. She’s a strong little girl.

  9. Jan K says:

    She is coming along so well! It definitely sounds promising for those longer walks very soon!

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