Friday, December 19, 2014

snug as a bug in a rug

it's a lot of work recuperating from head trauma, so bailey needs lots of rest. at nap time you can find her snuggled into her cozy, cuddly blankie.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, December 18, 2014

here we come a-caroling among the leaves so green

nothing says christmas like listening to christmas carolers. for bailey's first outing since her accident, we went to see the desert carolers perform. listening to carolers is a sure fire way to get into the christmas spirit.

a month ago we didn't know if she would even pull through or if she did, what kind of damage would we be living with and look at her now. she's hobnobbing with carolers! she is our very own little christmas miracle.

{btw, this beautiful caroler is daughter #1}

thanks to ruckus the eskie, love is being owned by a husky & barking by the bayou for hosting thoughtless thursday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

an unopened box from chewy

"hey mommy, i see a box from chewy sitting on the chair behind me. can we open it? i've been a really good girl and i think i deserve it."

thanks to blogpawsfor hosting wordless wednesday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

the road to recovery

yesterday we had another vet follow-up visit. the most amazing thing doc told us was that with the kind of injury bailey had sustained, "she shouldn't even be standing." can you believe that?!? doc was amazed at her progress and even called one of his nurses in so she could see how far bailey has come. it was only 4 weeks ago that she was in the icu in critical condition.

on the road to recovery

doc kept congratulating us on her progress but really, i should be congratulating him. he made the correct diagnosis. if i had left her at the emergency hospital, we are convinced she would have died there. dr w said they were treating her for a broken neck when they should have been more concerned with her head trauma and broken skull!

that face

her weight is picking back up. last visit she was 3# and today she weighed in at 3.8#. he recommended that we buy some folic acid and give her 0.4 mg twice a day (i think that was to help repair tissue damage?) and to continue with the anti-inflammatory tabs. he said the strength in her legs should come back and her bobble head should also clear up. they just need time.
next appointment: two weeks.

until we meet again my friends {{{hugs}}} -

Monday, December 15, 2014

staying safe & sound in the stroller

sometimes putting bailey in her playpen just isn't convenient. if i'm in the kitchen or dining room it's fine, but when i'm in a different part of the house, i'm not gonna leave her all alone in the dining room. so we pulled out her stroller. it's much smaller and portable. i put her little bed in there along with a fluffy blankie. if she falls in there, she can't tumble, like she can in the playpen.

she wasn't too happy about being in there at first, but she soon understood that's where she had to be while i was busy doing stuff i needed to get done, like decking the halls with boughs of holly. if you watch the video with the sound on, you can hear aoife in the background trying to get my attention. i guess that makes this monday mischief video a double whammy. BOL

thanks to alfie's blog, my brown newfies & snoopy's dog blog for hosting monday mischief blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, December 12, 2014

marble eyes

i sure have missed these big, bright marble eyes and i'm so glad they have returned. everyday bailey is getting better and stronger. she is eating like a little piggy, the haze in her right eye has disappeared, she's full of vim & vigor and her personality has returned. she's even barking at the doorbell!

however, she still has trouble walking and she cannot walk without assistance. we attach a lanyard to her harness and we keep it taut to help her balance. we only have wood floors in our house so we don't do much walking inside but we do a good bit outside on the lawn. she can balance herself to pee but she looses her footing with her poopies. we don't want her falling into her business so we lend her a helping hand. she isn't as much of a bobble head as she used to be but it is still something i will bring up to dr w at our next appointment.

until we meet again my friends, xoxo-

Thursday, December 11, 2014

good girl

bailey is being a good girl and resting calmly in her playpen while i prepare dinner; unlike monday when she had ants in her pants. BOL

thanks to ruckus the eskie, love is being owned by a husky & barking from the bayou for hosting thoughtless thursday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-