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Stop it, I can do it on my own!

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Last night (Friday) Dakota declared that she does not need to get picked up to be carried inside or outside the house anymore.   She can do it on her own.  She made it pretty clear that she preferred to do it herself!   We were again amazed that she made it the 50 feet and up the ramp all on her own.  And this morning she went down the ramp and out to the grass all on her own and then back up again.  This is only 3 days having the double surgery.  So, we are discussing to start weening her back on the pain med’s.

We are so proud of her.  But at the same time we can see that our jobs of being diligent and restraining her is going to get tough.  The doggie PT should help to get some of that energy out.

As soon as I figure out how to post a video I’ll put up some footage of her first steps all on her own.


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3 Responses to “Stop it, I can do it on my own!”

  1.   Dakota Dawg Says:

    I’m pleased as punch that Dakota is doing so well. I would caution you to think carefully before beginning to wean her from the pain meds so quickly. Is it possible that she’s doing so well because her pain is so well controlled? I don’t want to seem out of line–it’s certainly not my intention–but most dogs here seem to be on their meds for 10-14 days.

    Maybe you want to ask around the forums first for some advice on how to know when she’s ready. There is an “ask the vet” forum that might be helpful.

    Again, I’m not trying to tell you what to do, but pain relief is a wonderful thing that allows our dogs to get up and about on their own.


  2.   jack crowder Says:

    You Rock Dakota! Keep up the healing and testing your limits. My Foster M&D said I took stairs pretty quickly after my surgery, so be sure to give your Mom some reassurance before you barrel onto your next adventure! You Go Girl 🙂 Shelby the Petite Princess

    •   dakotagirldog Says:

      Thx for the encouragement Shelby. We were just saying it’s that back leg that is the only thing slowing her down. She seems to have no real problems with being an awesome Tripawd, well except maybe missing her leg for reaching for.

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