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Saki - Dogs Needs Neurosurgery ASAP
Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:47 PM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:20 PM
I was very surprised when they told me that Saki can come home tomorrow night as long as he remains stable and I am comfortable expressing his bladder at home. Very exciting news! We are looking for some nice open kennels, a pack and play and a stroller to retrofit so he can remain part of the action!
It was very difficult to see my baby with his entire back and leg shaved and twenty staples joining the skin along his spine. His breathing was affected by the tube down his throat so he is a little wheezy today, but all of that will pass with time. Our student (Saki is at Kansas State University teaching hospital) brought in his pain pill and fed them to him disguised in some baby food. Saki was pretty stoked and gobbled it down!
Thank you so much everyone who has been checking on us and helping out, it really means the world to know that there are people out there who understand and have so much love in their hearts!
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:15 PM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:25 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:38 AM
How are you, Maddy and Zoe holding up?
Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:24 PM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:48 PM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:24 PM
Thank you for checking up on us, Saki made it home tonight, he is pretty darn excited to be here!! He ate a good dinner, chewed on his bone for awhile and now he is snoozing in his bed at my feet. We have a long road ahead but it is really good to hear the good news from those of you who are a few steps ahead!
Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:43 PM
SAKI IS HOME!!!!
I am very pleased to announce that Saki is home and doing well! Dr. Benitez and Elizabeth at KSU took very good care of my little guy but he got pretty excited to see our car and get in! Suki was spinning circles and jumping for joy when we arrived but he was very careful not to jump on Saki. We sat outside in the grass while the sun was setting. I gave Saki one of his favorite bones and he quickly settled in and went to town on it. He ate a good dinner and drank lots of water now he is napping in his bed at my feet. Since Saki's cyst was so abnormal, the doctors don't have much information to predict his success. Although he is still technically a paraplegic, when his hind end is lifted, he will stand for a short time!! Physical therapy 4 times a day for the next eight weeks will hopefully aid in his recovery. The doctors are very positive with their outlook since every time they take Saki outside and pick up his back legs- he is off like a wheelbarrow race! A very good sign indeed that my little sled dog (him and his brother like to try to pull me when they have their halter/leashes on at the trailhead when we are cross country skiing) is back!! I will keep posting about his progress, I love to hear about everyone else's journey to recovery as well!
Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:59 PM
Good job, Saki!
Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:44 AM
The good news is Saki is outwardly expressing signs that he is aware that he needs to urinate (albeit that second). When I take him outside and pick his hind end up he knows it is time. His little tail pops up and he is able to urinate more. My instructions are to monitor his activity and express the bladder as needed. I should note that this is a very serious improvement!
I was told healing would be slow... a week to months... but when I stand him up, he is supporting his own weight! I have been cheering him on and he looks so excited! We have that "Saki" look of excitement back in his eyes! This has been an emotional roller coaster, I am just so happy to have my baby home. I think I really understand for the first time how a mother feels about her young-- I feel like a mother bear that would go to any length to protect her baby. I am starting to feel a little bit less out of sorts now that he is home and I can take care of him. Thank you so much for checking up on us!!
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Good job, Saki!
Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:09 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:13 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:04 PM
Today was a very good day though. Saki has began to have more control over his bladder and he was finally able to defecate. I think he is starting to feel better. His physical therapy is going much better today, he is able to stand a few seconds longer when placed. The sun came out for a little this evening so I took him outside for some fresh air. After positioning a towel under his belly and lifting- Saki took off running! I could barely keep up while we followed my other dog, Suki around the yard. Every time we stopped I positioned Saki so he could stand on his own. He had a lot of fun, starting to see that excited look in his eyes again!
One day at a time... hope everyone in the IMOM community is doing well today!
Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:24 PM
Love, from AJ's Pride and Skeeter's Joy
Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:20 PM
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