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Considering where we started Saturday evening, Miss Kiska’s Sunday afternoon was positive. We share a complete update in today’s post.
For background, check yesterday’s post, but the general backstory is that Miss Kiska lost complete use of her hind legs Saturday evening. We don’t have a cause identified yet, but the good news is that Kiska had a much better Sunday. She has recovered a significant amount of use of her back legs, strong enough to walk on her own. Hu-Dad continues to support her with a sling because her balance is a little shaky, but she walks under her own power most of the time.
Her appetite is strong as is her interest in things going on around Chez Herd, both good signs of her mental and emotional strength.
For now, we are taking everything one day at a time, watching for any signs of relapse, doing basic medical tests to see if we can identify issues – but without going so invasive as to affect her quality of life. Until we know more, we can’t make any long-term prognosis or plan, but we celebrate every day her over eleven years of happy living here at Chez Herd – a drastic improvement over her early life.
Thank you everyone for your outpouring of good thoughts and wishes. We really appreciate the support as we search for answers and hope for positive results.
In the meantime, Miss Kiska has the best advice for a Monday morning:
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Weekly thoughts from our Hu-Dad with the latest updates on his writing projects, the books he's reading, and a gratuitous dog photo of us.
Way Back Wednesday
Each week, we reach back into our vault of over 4,500 previous posts and share a favorite. We hope you enjoy this look back.
Lots of snow, lots of rain, muddy roads, four-wheel drive, and an open jeep window. This is when a dog should not hold their head out of the window, as demonstrated by Natasha and Kodiak as they show off their Mud Freckles.