Yesterday was a big day because Maddy had her stitches removed! We had an appointment first thing in the morning, and we were already in the car on our way when we received a phone call because the Leesburg office was closed due to the snow. Luckily, the Rockville office was open and they were able to fit us in. The neurologist was very pleased with her progress – the physical exam went very well and she watched Maddy walk around with no indication of limping or discomfort of any kind. Yay! She's still on restricted activity for another four weeks, but she has finished all of her medications and is looking SO GOOD!
When we learned less than a month ago that Maddy had ruptured disks and would need spinal surgery, we worried that she might not survive the surgery, or if she did, she would be left paralyzed. Looking at her now, we realize just how lucky we are. We are incredibly thankful for the expertise of the surgeon and the wonderful care Maddy received before and after her surgery.
If you've read my other dog-related posts over the years, you might suspect who we are most grateful for…my mom. She has come to our house at the crack of dawn every day while we've gone to work to care for Maddy. What started as a cute nickname – Fairy Dogmother – has proven time and time again to be the most accurate title for her! She is THE BEST! I absolutely attribute Maddy's outstanding progress to my mom's care. I love my mom more than words! Thanks, Mom, for always being there for us!!!
|Day 6 after surgery|
|Maddy is definitely starting to resemble|
Sparky from Frankenweenie...
and both are completely adorable!
|Maddy got a get well card from one of her favorite humans on earth!|
|And also treats from our godkids!|
|Getting better every day!|
|Playing with her new toys!|
|This face <3|
|This is what she does while we're at work!|
|I guess she's waiting for Santa!|
|I bought these ears for a trip to Disneyland we had scheduled for December 8-11...|
we canceled the trip when Maddy had to have surgery.
This photo is the next best thing!
She sat so patiently while I balanced them on her head!
|Her last night with her stitches in!|
|At the vet!|
|Right before the stitches were removed!|
|Someone is excited!|
|Maddy happy to be done with her appointment...|
and sitting on Ginny in the car!
|So proud of this girl!|
Happy Tails to you!