Sorry for the lack of updates so far today. Unfortunately, I had to work all day and Mr. Pig was flying solo. Today is a bit of a milestone… 7 days ago today, Oslo was having emergency surgery. It’s officially been ONE WEEK.
This has absolutely been the craziest week of my life, without a doubt. I’ve been both blown away by the kindness and generosity of friends, family & strangers… and also a bit disappointed by the… lack of kindness of some family & friends. There are certainly those who think that what we are doing is ridiculous and silly, and a “waste of resources”. I try not to focus on the negative… but these opinions really do get me down, especially when they are coming from people who’s opinions that I respect. I absolutely understand that not everyone would go to these lengths for their canine companion, and I respect that… but it makes me sad that some people can’t respect & appreciate our decisions for what they are– an act of dedication, compassion and unwavering love for another living creature.
Anyway! Again- I am trying not to focus on the negative. We really have had SUCH an outpouring of support from some very unexpected places and that has been so, so, enormously wonderful… and truly we are eternally grateful & indebted to you all! I’m trying to remind myself to focus on THAT instead. 🙂
Enough about my feelings! More about Oslo!
I’m happy to report that Oslo can stand on his own for several seconds at a time. He still isn’t planting his feet on his own, but every time we take him for a potty, we situate him in a standing postition, and he’s able to use his own strength to maintain that for 4-5 seconds. We’re taking it slow and NOT pushing him.. After all, the focus right now is letting his spine recovery and physical-therapy later… But we are definitely encouraging him to do a little bit every day. And he seems to be very up to the task!
I took a couple photos of his incision site. We think it’s looking great! My fingers are crossed that he’ll be able to have his staples out at some point this weekend. The vet told us “10-14 days” after surgery. We’ll see!
By the way! Have you bought your Raffle tickets yet??