I’ve been super lucky to have really awesome doctors taking care of me and dad during this whole process. I’ve been seeing Dr. Mike ever since dad brought me home as a pup. Dr. Tony did both of Kai’s and Donna’s ACL surgeries years ago, so I knew that I was going to be in good hands. Both Dr. Mike and Dr. Tony have been talking to dad about all of the options, his concerns and have been honest and upfront about everything. And they’ve always been so nice to me whenever I see them!
So on Day 5, we went to go back to Dr. Tony to have my bandage removed and to get the results of the pathology report. Good news, I have clean margins! I have no idea what that means, but something about me is clean and dad seems really happy about that! Dr. Tony was super happy with the way my surgery is healing. Dr. Mike told dad that I better rest more!!
Dad says that it’s important to have doctors that we are able to ask questions and to help us understand the best course for us to take. This is hard enough and having people here for us makes a huge difference!
After our visit, Dad thought it would be good for me to relax at home, so we did some training and puzzles as a family!
Dad’s been having me rest a lot more in between activities. We met our friends at Laguna Regional Park. I’ve built up a lot more stamina that I was able to share my wagon! But still, Dad makes me ride more than I want to. One day, I’ll be able to walk around the entire lake again! I’m just glad that he always makes sure to bring me along!
One thing I’ve noticed is that it’s easier for me to balance, if I’m running. So, I try to run more, but then that makes me tired and super thirsty. Dad tells me that I’m still adjusting and it’s ok if I get tired, because he said that he’ll always have my wagon ready just in case!
I also asked dad to raise my food bowl and put down a carpet on the tile, where I eat. I think the biggest challenge is not being able to pee on a tree! I get close though, maybe when I get my prosthetic leg, I’ll have better aim. Yup, there’s all kinds of new things to get used to again. But I get plenty of help from my family!
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