Monday, July 27, 2009

Rosie Update

We are bringing Rosie home tomorrow.  She still can not walk, but is gaining strength in her legs.  She has moved her tail several times.  She has been to the vet twice a week and he is continuing to see improvement.  We still do not know exactly what happened ( we chose not to do x-rays), but the doctor says he has seen dogs snap out of this.  He says it might just take some time, like maybe 6 weeks.  It has been 3 weeks so far.

So we are bringing her home and this is what it means I will be doing (with some help from the kids).

-Lifting her up and positioning her on her hind legs several times a day.

-Helping her and cleaning up after her when she needs to go potty.  She has control, just can't get outside in time.

-Making sure she is clean and dry, giving her a bath every other day.  Checking for rubbed areas on her back legs and applying antibiotic ointment as needed.

-Letting her scoot on the carpeted porch and in the grass (doctor prescribed)


Thanks for the prayers.  I have hope that she will one day walk again.  She is happy and is glad to see us when we visit and sad when we leave.  I think she will be glad to be home.

4 comments:

Julie said...

Rosie is lucky to have such a loving family as yours to take care of her!

BeckyJoie at Leaders in Learning said...

Awe, I'm sorry you have to go through this and I'm amazed at your commitment.

MyStory of HiStory said...

Been wondering how Rosie was doing. So sorry - but thanks for the update.

Today looks like a good day to hang out clothes ... so naturally I'll be thinking of you - & praying for Rosie & family.

Melissa said...

I'm sorry! I hope that she recovers completely!