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Doing Great! Mom’s preoccupied

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Dakota is doing really great with her recovery.  She has gone to several doggie PT sessions which seems to have really helped with getting her stride right, NO Bunny Hopping is the goal and of course getting her back leg stronger.  She has also gotten a some great massages and even traction on her back where her eyes roll back in her head and she gives a big kiss to the therapist. They are helping us to learn the right stretches and massages so we can help work out the knots in her muscles from her changed body mechanics.

The therapists are really happy with her progress. So far she has just done the water treadmill.  She handles it well and the therapists let her “cheat” by holding on with her front tippy paw toe nails so her back legs can focus on the stride.  She can go about 6 to 8 mins on the treadmill and then it’s time for a break.   She goes in on Friday Oct 28th for her 8 week followup to see how the bones in the back leg are healing.   Once she get the clearance she can do some swimming in the endless pool for with the awesome red EZyDog vest that she won in September.

We had big intentions of writing more and putting up video clips of her recovery but coincidentally her Aunt, my older sister with two young kids,  was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymph cancer just a little before the surgery.  She has just finished two rounds of chemo and is doing  great considering the fight that she has on her hands right now.     I’ve gotten the chance to be out with her and my nieces to help through this fight and recovery.  But getting back to work and shifting focus into other areas of life have gotten us away from updating Dakota’s page.  Once I get back I’ll  get some more videos and fresh pictures of that show in fact her fur is coming back.  With much gratitude for the support we received during the peak of the emotional times of the surgery.


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4 Responses to “Doing Great! Mom’s preoccupied”

  1.   etgayle Says:

    it’s great to hear dakota is doing so well – no apologies for handling life and all it thows at you!!! sending good juju to your sister too, make sure you find a little time for everybody’s favorite caregiver too!!

    charon & gayle

  2.   jerry Says:

    Oh Dakota, I’m so hoppy to hear about your progress. Glad you like the EZ dog vest. Your job now is to be there for your Auntie and your Momma to make sure you’re putting a smile on their faces. We’re so sorry about the news, but we know you can inspire your Auntie to be a big kick butt cancer fighter just like YOU! xoxo

  3.   chilidawg Says:

    So glad to hear that you are doing so well! Sorry about the bad news about your auntie, Dakota. Make sure to get in some extra loving on your momma and auntie- they can sure use it right now.

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