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A short note this morning explaining our long night with Miss Kiska (and explaining why our post did not go out at its usual time).
Yesterday evening, we fed all of the canines and then fed the humans. Miss Kiska was performing her nightly patrol when she collapsed, losing all control of her rear legs. We carried her up to the house and got her calmed down and relaxed.
One of the curses of living rural is that emergency vets are not particularly convenient, though we have visited ours a handful of times over the years. We seemed to have Miss Kiska stable and opted not to load up and take off.
We also were able to communicate with our regular vet and describe symptoms. We will be in touch with her again this morning.
Kiska slept well through the night (I know, I slept on the floor beside her so I woke up at every movement).
This morning she is alert and comfortable. She has regained some use of her back legs, enough to be able to stand without falling down. Walking, however, requires support. We still have the sling that we used to support Cheoah and Natasha in their recovery from TPLO surgery.
So, for now, she is laying at my feet, sniffing the air, and watching any movement in the yard. The Chief of Security is still on duty, even if she has to dispatch others for any intruders.
Thanks for the good thoughts and we will keep everyone posted.
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