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A Mixed Day

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I said that I’d capture some video and upload it this evening, so that is mainly what this post is for. I thought though, that since I was here anyway, I’d go ahead and update on Nikki’s progress.

Nikki had one of those mixed days. She was up and about a fair amount, and I think that caused her to get a bit more tired out than she really should have. She also spent a lot of time today laying and whining, but she’d be still and quiet if either Mary or myself were within eyesight. Nikki made me sit with her for a couple of hours in the early afternoon (if I got up, she would immediately start whining)

After breakfast this morning, Nikki was laying in the hall by the office and Mary and I were at the computers doing whatever it is that we do, and some noise outside caught Nikki’s attention, and for whatever reason she just started howling. Now, you have to understand, when Nikki howls it is one of the funniest things you’ll ever hear or see… She normally “plants” herself (yes, just like wolves in the cartoons) and lets it rip. This time though, since she couldn’t plant herself, she was just laying on her stomach and getting that snout as vertical as she possibly could…. Wish I’d have been able to get a video of that.

One big victory today was the first post-surgery poo! (Funny how we track that as a victory, isn’t it?)

Note: It has come to my attention that this was actually her SECOND poo, I just missed the first… Mary says if I’m going to put poo out there, I’d better put the correct poo!

Our daughter came over today with her new beau. Nikki greeted them happily, and let Gabbi know that she missed her with a bunch of licks..

Right now (about 6pm) Nikki is laying in the hall just outside the office door, watching what I’m doing and trying to figure out what the noise is coming from the computer (there are a lot of birds tweeting in the video)

Here’s a short video that we shot on Nikki’s second trip outside today. Keep in mind when you see this that she was still in surgery  less than 80 hours before this video was shot. I think it’s amazing progress!

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8 Responses to “A Mixed Day”

  1.   admin Says:

    Nikki looks like she’s doing great! Thanks for sharing the video. 🙂

  2.   Kanga's mom Says:

    It really is amazing she’s 80 hours out. I call it a hop-trot, but they have to learn to take shorter steps. Your outside looks a lot colder than my outside! I can’t wait until they don’t need pain meds so we can see what they are able to do without their balance perhaps being impaired. They’ve got a lot of muscle to build up but one day at a time, and yes, poo is a big deal, that happened today for Kanga two days out. I will pray for good results from the leg biopsy and trust there’s nothing more that little girl has to go through. Here’s to hoping the whimpering quiets down and the healing begins!

  3.   Kanga's mom Says:

    Yes, I’m still up with you know who…

  4.   anyemery Says:

    Nikki’s doing great! She’s getting around really well already. We’re sending her hugs and doggie kisses!
    Holly and Holly’s mom

  5.   ldillon81 Says:

    WOW! She looks great! I love how you can almost see her thinking “crap. my leg is tired again. Oh Well!!!”. Gotta love the determination of a tripawd 🙂

    <3 Laura and Jackaroo

  6.   jakesmom Says:

    Nikki looks great in the video!!! She’s handling the balancing thing quite well… It will take some time before she builds up her muscle in that remaining leg, though… So, was that giant poo next to her… her’s? 🙂

    Sending you and Nikki a big fat hug!!!

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  7.   cemil Says:

    She’s getting around great!! Tripawds are so amazing…

  8.   dsimas Says:

    Niki, you’re a rock star! Keep up the good work. 🙂

    Dawn and Raven

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