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A Quiet Few Days

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It’s Sunday morning, and we haven’t been to Banfield since Thursday, so that’s certainly good news. Nikki’s seroma seems to have slowed down quite a bit since the last drain, so we think that’s starting to get back to normal. I have to drop her off at Banfield to spend the day with Dr. Pyne tomorrow morning, and we’ll get a full report after that.

All in all Nikki is back to being pretty steady on her feet and doing a lot of the stuff that she’s used to doing.

Yesterday I opened a new baby gate (we decided that we’re going to block off the stairs so Nikki doesn’t try to go up them) and I saw Nikki eyeing the box, so I tossed it over to where she was laying and she just scooted over to it and started tearing it up.. Not quite as vigorous as she usually is, but at least she felt the need to do it.

Last night as I sat on the couch, I saw Nikki eyeing the corner and helped her get up. She then immediately decided she was going to get in my lap. She didn’t stay too long (I can’t imagine it was all that comfortable for her), but again, she is starting to get more and more of her normal behaviors back.

I installed a new “doggie door” last week (and finished it all up yesterday) that is an extra-large size (we had a large size before, which meant that the dogs had to maneuver themselves just right to go through it) so Nikki can get in/out to the deck on her own if she wants. She seems to want to be as normal as possible, so we’re trying to do what we can to help her out.

This morning Nikki is following me around as usual, and has decided to plop down next to me here in the office.

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3 Responses to “A Quiet Few Days”

  1.   admin Says:

    Quiet days are good days during recovery. Thanks for the update. Jerry loved to tear up boxes too!

  2.   Peyton's Path Says:

    I love chewing on boxes too! I don’t get to keep them long because I want to swallow the pieces and then it gets taken away! Good luck with going in and out of the dog door, hopefully you can’t do it without a hitch!

  3.   anyemery Says:

    Glad to hear that Nikki’s seroma appears to be healing and not filling with fluid as often now. Nikki – you sure are loved – a new dog door AND a box to tear up! 🙂
    Hugs,
    Holly and Holly’s mom

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