Saturday, September 27, 2008

Diary Of A Dachshund Back Injury - Part 5

Dogs have the amazing ability to rebound from all kinds of injuries. Many Dachshunds who have experienced paralysis due to disc disease are back up and walking within days of treatment. Greta, however, was already an old girl - around 12 - when she went down, and this seemed to slow her progress significantly. Still, we refused give up on our patient. Thanks to continued hydrotherapy, she took her first steps outside of the bathtub approximately 5 months after surgery and we were THRILLED!


Megan said...

I'm so amazed by Greta's progress!! You and MC have worked so hard...such dedicated parents!!



Anonymous said...

I had not seen this before. I hope she is still doing well. You have been wonderful, loving parents. I'm sure just saving her life and love for you was a joy even if she never walked again. Those little ol' ladies have spunk. I know, I have one, 14 yo Ali. My best to you.

LisaB said...

This is a fascinating story. You are sure wonderful parents to go through this with Greta instead of the 'alternative'. I have a 10 year old dachshund and often wonder what I would do if he got hurt. What is so scary is that you mentioned I think in Part 1 that Greta's injury was just a fluke... was always in pretty good health and with one twist, she was badly hurt. Thank you so much for sharing. Please update all of us with Greta's remarkable progress!