Monday morning, I had a super dark and depressing post drafted, because I'd spent a week plus struggling to keep Cici comfortable on meds and cage rest and I really didn't think it was going to end well. I was emotional, sleep deprived, and my head was in a really dark place. Monday afternoon, she had her second acupuncture/laser session, and her new rehab vet worked with me to review/change some of her medications.... and now Wednesday morning, I'm on day two of having my dog back <3 <3 <3 she's not out of the woods yet, her back and neck still have healing to do, but I feel like the light at the end of the tunnel is no longer a train, it's daylight, and we're gonna get through this.
|Her first acupuncture session. She is normally VERY anxious around strangers but she has been SO GOOD for her new team.|
|She spent Sunday snoozing in her bed alternating between the couch and the guest bedroom.|
|The vet sent this to me with the caption "working sad dog eyes" at her appointment Monday evening awwwww|
|Yesterday she was content to alternate napping most of the day in her small pen and then vigorously licking peanut butter out of the kong.|
|Chilling with her emotional support animal Indigo.|
|The anxious pinched look around her eyes and mouth is gone, and she's actually relaxed, not just so painful she doesn't want to move.|
|Voluntarily hanging out in her bed this morning without me having to lock her in.|
How does this relate to horses? It doesn't really -- except I was connected to the acupuncture vet via a mutual horse friend, and the vet made some time on her very busy schedule for me because she knew I was a fellow horse person <3 never underestimate the power of social media and leveraging your connections!