Cabal is Home!
Here's a happier Cabal, with his puppy friend Lola. And their play date friend Pearl. Much nicer than the Frankendog right now.
He's had his operation, where thye de-compressed his spine, a little lower down than they did before. He's much more wobbly this time, and still in a great deal of pain.
Good news this morning: We made it outside to pee. Big news, as he wasn't able to walk last night, or yesterday, and Woodsman Hans had to come and carry him down, but we weren't able to, uh, have anything happen .( I cannot apparently carry 85 pounds of dead-weight, something I'll be talking to my trainer about)
We spent last night on the floor together at Boss's house. With Lola nearby. She worries about him, but doesn't roughhouse with him at all, it wasn't the most comfortable thing ever, but what do you do?
He's my friend.
The Plan is much rest, pain meds, and quiet. I am more optimistic today than I was yesterday, as he can walk again. Which is great. He's also eating, which was the main thing they wanted him at home for, as he wasn't eating at the U of MN. (Who were, as always, wonderful, with me and with Cabal) Boss checks in with on Skype frequently, and so wishes he could here. It's hard that he can't, but I will take care of Cabal.
Thank you all SO much for the love, prayers, care, doggie gift bags, offers of help..They mean so much and truly help at such times. I think he knows you are out there.
We'll see. He's a dog with great heart. I think he'll make it.
Love and Cabal,