Don't worry.. about a thing... cuz every little thing.... gonna be alright

Don039t worry about a thing cuz every little thing gonna be alright
It has been a very long week.  Today is a good day, a very happy day!!!

My Colby, being a dachshund, is predisposed to back problems. We have been very lucky, but last Thursday, it finally happened. He couldn't move his hind legs.  We took him to Angell Memorial, they operated on his back right away.  Prognosis is good.  He spent the next 5 days in the hospital.  He was healing slower than expected, he was unable to pee on his own or move his hind legs.  The nurses took good care of him and told me he was very sweet and a perfect patient.  Visited him daily.  The first few days he seemed to be in good spirits, but started to get depressed and so did I.  Why isn't he able to pee on his own, is this going to be permanent?  The doctor released him 2 days ago, we had to go in daily to get his bladder emptied.  

Went to Angell today, but they didn't need to do anything.....BECAUSE my baby peed on his own outside the hospital!!!  I was so excited I almost ran into the lobby to announce it.  His legs are improving as well, he has been trying to move them.  Tonight when we were helping him walk by holding him up, he "walked" really really fast towards the kitchen where the cat bowls are.  We smiled.  Cos we knew everything is going to be alright :)

A big fat thank you to his amazing surgeon, Dr. Andrew Goodman.  He did a fantastic job and he really cared about Colby.  He kept me up to date on his conditions daily, and was always available to answer any questions I had.

updated: 11 years ago