I have a quick, happy Lucky update for you today. :) She's been here 10 days as of today.
Nothing but improvement from Wonder Puppy! Tremors are nearly completely gone (I didn't see any yesterday, but want to see none at all for 2 days straight before I say they're gone), and she's walking at almost full capacity. I'm not sure if her lingering tentativeness with it is due to linger vestibular issues, or if she's just...well, weak from her condition.
Her skin, while still gross, isn't as tight and crusty as it was. She's regaining her elasticity, and her skin isn't as puffy and rough anymore. Her various cuts, scrapes and gashes have almost completely healed. The pressure sore on her hip is still there, as is the laceration on her ear and a mark on her face, but they're all healing up beautifully.
She is slowly gaining weight. She's still eating small, frequent meals every 3 hours or so during the day. Her meal size was 1/4c during the first week, and is now up to 1/2c, sometimes a little more. She's so, so emaciated, so her body is having to learn how to accept food again.
Right now, she's only on antibiotics (1x/per day), the medicated skin spray, Vetricyn wound spray, and the ointment for the conjunctivitis. The last one was added in two days ago, since she didn't get enough of it to completely kick the eye gunk before she started having the vestibular issues. We have a recheck on Friday, and will access what, if any, meds to restart at that point.
Her personality is coming out more and more, which is wonderful to see! She loves people of all ages, seems to love other dogs, is a bit stubborn but so loving. She's looking hopeful and alive, which makes me want to cry with happiness. Her tail wags every time she's spoken to, and whenever she's given food! She tried playing with a toy the other day, though seemed unsure about how to do it.
She's met Nola and Olivia, and both of those went well. Pike The Douche is still waiting until she's better.
I cannot thank you all enough for the outpouring of support for both Lucky and myself. From comments here, on Instagram and Facebook, to emails and PM's, to the GoFundMe donations and sending Lucky things, it's been staggering. Y'all have had me in tears on more than one occasion. I've had several people ask if Lucky has an Amazon wish list they could get her something from. She doesn't, but if that is something you all would be interested let me know.
|This was from Nola's BFF, Lily Belle!|
Now, help me name her! I do not want Lucky to be her name. Too common for me, and it doesn't roll of the tongue well. Toss out some suggestions! Here are my guidelines:
- Not too common
- Prefer girly, but not too girly (like Nola and Olivia vs...I don't know, Priscilla)
- Prefer something short or easily shortened (Olivia is usually shortened to Liv or Livvy)
- Ideally would still be tied to luck or fate
- Dachshund Mommy