Tuesday, December 2, 2014

the future looks bright

finally some good news. her anxiety was caused by the medications. he took her off all meds and gave her a new, milder anti-inflammatory. so now instead of medicating her throughout the day, she only gets one pill, once a day. awesome! we've already noticed a calmer bailey. yesterday she slept in my arms all evening. and no pacing!

as for her legs, he was happy to see how active they were. even though they can't hold all her weight right now, he foresees a full recovery. he said to help her walk by wrapping a sling under her for support. (which is basically what we were doing by attaching a lanyard to her harness.) physical therapy is still up in the air. she might be able to bypass that through her own sheer willpower.

"i can do this, mommy. i'm a fighter."

he said she might have lost some memories with the brain trauma but that's ok. we look forward to creating new, happy memories for her. she can go back on regular foods with mild chewing and he said to add cottage cheese because that's good for healing bone. it's also ok for her to drink water from her water bowl instead of from the syringe.

i can't believe how far she's come in just two weeks. it's a miracle she survived. now instead of crying tears of sorrow, we cry tears of joy. it looks like we just might have a happy christmas after all.
next dr visit in two weeks.

on the road to recovery

i must thank you all again for your love & support during some of the worst days of my life. she's pulling through with your help. this is for y'all:

until we meet again my friends, xoxo-


  1. Once again you got us all choked up reading this fantastic news. You go Bailey!! You have so much love behind you, we have faith you will recover soon from all these good vibes being sent your way.
    Lily & Edward

  2. Finally I feel like I can do my HAP-PEE DANCE for Bailey! This is great news! But we'll keep right on sending good warm Florida vibes your way for an even quicker and full recovery!

  3. Full recovery !!!!!!!!!
    We're all doing a Happy Dance here as well!
    Still a way to go but bestest news evers...Bailey the Wonderdog !
    Thanks for letting us know, we are so very pleased to hear this news.
    Take care, still sending POTP
    Loves and healing kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Thank goodness for that great news. You were the first thing I went to this morning to see what the Doctor said-so happy for Bailey and you. Sending hugs and licks. Terri, Sophia, Niko and Millie

  5. Such great news! Hooray for Bailey!

  6. You are definitely the best nominee for Holiday Miracle 2014 if there is such a thing! Such wonderful news! We know she will pull through. She feels your love and she is a fighter.

  7. Working as a vet tech for 3 years -one thing that ceased to amaze me was how quickly dogs can recover and heal - she is a little blessing in a pink coat :)

  8. Hurray for Bailey! We are all behind you praying and sending loads of love. I knew you could do it cause you have lots of love from mommy, daddy.and all your cyber friends that pray for you too. Truly a Christmas Miracle....

  9. That is such wonderful news. She is a strong little girl and I know by Christmas she will be well on the way to her old self.
    Lynne x

  10. We've been checking your blog every day for progress. So glad to see how good you are doing; such a strong little girl! I will try to do a happy dance but I got some bad feets so it may be hard :-)
    Wugs, Lexi da Shih Tzu

  11. I am crying tears of joy!!!! Yay for Bailey!!!
    Love Noodles

  12. I knew she would be a fighter! thank you for this wonderful update! I am confident Bailey ill be better each day, I am soooooooooooooooo INCREDIBLY HAPPY!! We all lover her so much! And you too! xoxo

  13. The cats say that Bailey is an honorary Tiny Tiger, she's so tough!
    Glad to see her looking good in her pink plaid coat. :)

  14. What wonderful news! Yay for Bailey and for you too. Just so happy for the whole family!

  15. Big big smile at this news!!!!

  16. I am in tears. So happy. So, so, so happy. Blessings to you and more for her complete healing. {{{hugs}}}

  17. Way to go, Bailey.! Thanks for sharing thus good, good news. Lady Caroline

  18. This has brought us happy tears for you Bailey, so great to see this good news!
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  19. You don't know me, but I am very happy your are better Bailey.. I said lots of prayers for you.