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The One Month Anni er Ampuversary

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Today marks one month since Nikki had her surgery! If you had asked me back then how I thought things were going to be one month later, I certainly don’t think that I would have imagined how well she’s done.

I spent the week away from home in Seattle (Actually between Bellevue and Redmond, but who’s counting) and came home last night. When I left on Monday morning, Nikki was mad because I’d only been home a couple of days from my last trip. All was forgotten though when I walked in. She greeted me like she hadn’t seen me in ages, and was just soooo happy.

Today when I got home from the office, I was of course mobbed by dogs. Nikki was held back (Mary felt it best if Nikki waited while the others did the mobbing) but when Mary let her go, I swear she literally FLEW down the hall to see me, with her nub going about 100 miles per second. It’s such a good sight to see. I also notice that she moves VERY FAST when she hop/walks now. She’s learned to balance more on her front, and thus she’s picked up speed when she moves.. She still has a bit of a problem getting up, but once she’s up, man she flies!

Kind of a strange feeling.. I was in WA with over 1200 of my peers in the technical world for the “Microsoft MVP Summit”. It’s one of those things where the best of the best (geeky of the geek?) get together for a week of learning and social networking. I can’t tell you the number of times someone stopped me to ask how Nikki was doing. Seems as if there’s a lot more people reading what I write here than I thought!

I had a package arrive while I was gone, and opened it tonight. Nikki was watching me open, and asked me for the box when I was done.. Here’s all that’s left:


So now I think the nail-biting on my part begins. We’ve gotten to this point post surgery and there’s no indication whatsoever of any type of metastasis or issues with recurring cancer. This is about the time that should start showing up…. Dr. Pyne is very pleased with the progress Nikki has made, and we’re soon going to be having our next appointment with Dr. Friedly for the 1 month checkup there. Fingers, toes, paws and everything else crossed!

I’ll try to get some good video of Nikki tomorrow (I took some video when she was tearing the box up, but it honestly isn’t very good) to post so you can see the vast improvement.

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3 Responses to “The One Month Anni er Ampuversary”

  1.   maggie Says:

    Nikki looks great!!! And the box remnants remind me of my dog Maggie ripping apart boxes too…and your house looks like mine….throw rugs everywhere! 😉

    Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

  2.   Emilysmom Says:

    My Emily was a back leg amputee, too, so I can relate to what you are saying about being amazed at how well they can run so fasr. After her amputation Emily could still jump up onto the trampoline. (I can’t.)

    I’m so glad to read how your Nikki is doing.

  3.   jerry Says:

    Soooo, you’re a Microsoft geek! Ok, I was wondering why you travel so much.

    Yep, front leggers sure fly. All those good commands like “heel” and “walk” mean nothing to front-leg Tripawds anymore. And I sure liked it that way!

    One day at a time pops, try not to fear the future. All we have is today.

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