Friday, May 27, 2005

Dixon-Doo update two (actually three, but that don't rhyme)

So how is the pooch?

The pooch is very happy being fussed and hugged and kissed on the head.

She has physiotherapy five times a day, which depending on how tired she is, she occasionally minds.

Dixon still cannot walk on her back legs, preferring either the drag or carry.

Obviously, this is not good news.

Shaved area
Can you see where she was shaved?

However the deep pain sensation in her back legs is starting to return (slowly), which although is a good sign, it doesn’t necessarily mean she’ll ever get the use of her legs back – just that she’ll cry in pain if I ever spill boiling hot water on her.

I’m starting to adjust to my new ‘hands-on’ relationship with the dog (as is Dixon) which involves carrying her up and down stairs, up to my garden (I have a tiered garden) and up and down from my lap.

It also involves expressing her bladder, manually. Which is more fun than you’d think. But I don’t mind, bless her. Look how sweet she is.

Yes, that is a star on her head.

Don’t fret though folks, she may still recover the use of her back legs; it’s just a question of time. (And shit loads of physio).

Then again, it may be small wheelbarrow time!


pissoff said...

Well, if anyone's got a chance it's Dixon - afterall she's got such a doting dad.

Rudi said...

Dear Dixon,

I know we've not always seen eye-to-eye (more eye to bum) but I do hope you're feeling better soon.

Lots of love Rudi xxx

Karen said...

Oh, give the little sweetie a hug and kiss from me! :)

Thank you for the pupdate. I will continue to think good thoughts for her recovery.

Connie said...

Oh, that star on the head picture is so cute...give her a kiss from me too.

Glad to hear she is out and about nevertheless :)

thordora said...


Anonymous said...

Go Dixon!

Keith in Minnesota

Craig said...

As someone who has also spent absurd amounts of money on vet bills for a dog, I hope the beast is better soon.

Sniffy said...

I'm sure she'll be OK. She's very lucky to have such a dedicated chimp looking after her.