Saturday, February 4, 2012

My Vet Made a Video of Me and I Got A New Harness by Abby










Today I wore my new harness for the first time when I walked with mom and dad to the mailbox. My mom got it for me from the Animal Rescue Site because my regular collar has a section of metal that she thought might hurt my neck if I pulled on the leash or if my daddy wanted me to go in a different direction. It's soft and does not bother my neck at all. I can wear my collar with my tags again with it. I just got most of my stitches out on Saturday (except for those by the hole by my back leg).  The good news is that the vet said I can go for 30-minute walks.  That's good because I have been anyway!

Unfortunately, I still have to wear the cone collar so I don't lick back there-hee, hee. I still manage to get at it and I even figured out how to get that clunky cone off!  Sometimes that bottom snap opens if I bang it against something hard enough and then I can slip out. The staff at Bartels and Busack were very happy to see me today. They all pet me up and were so impressed that I was walking so well and looking so good.  My blood work came back normal so I only have to take the antibiotic pills to keep my open hole from getting infected. They said my mommy and daddy did a good job with me too and that's why I made such good progress. They even made a video about me on their Facebook page: Abby's Story. Here it is:






I must say though that God is the one who gave those doctors the ability to put me back together and who healed me. My mom got people praying for my recovery that night and I know she and my dad both prayed very fervently for me to be okay and get better. She was so thankful that the vet was still there when she called and that a bunch stayed way past their normal working hours to save my life. It's good to have a good vet for a friend!

Woof!  Woof!  Thanks to everyone who prayed for me!  I am now a "miracle" dog!  Praise God!

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15 comments:

Mike Golch said...

I'm glad that you are doing so well.thanks for sharing the video.

Lin said...

Oh, Abby, I'm so glad that you survived such a scary ordeal and that you are doing so well now! We were sure praying for you over at our house. :)

We have met many good doctors and staff at the many vets we have been too. I will never, ever forget the kind staff at a local vet who stayed open late when we had to rush our kitty there for an emergency situation. Our kitty had to be put down, but they were so very kind to stay open for us until Emma could get there to say goodbye to her kitty. It was horrible. They were fanastic--and they weren't our regular vet. Thank god for those people who care for our animals!

BeadedTail said...

We saw your video on FB and it made our mommy all leaky but because she was happy for you! We're glad to hear that you are doing so well and continue to send prayers to you to recover 100%! Your vet and the staff are very caring, wonderful people and we are thankful they worked so hard to save you!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I'm glad you are doing well, Abby :) :) My dog, Rosie, well, she's taking a dog nap...but I'll see if I can show her your video later :) :) I'm glad you are healing quickly. You have a good mommy and daddy :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Whisppy said...

We are SO happy to know that Abby is doing so well today. How how wonderful that the vet made a video of Abby's recovery.

Junk Drawer Kathy said...

Oh, Abby! I'm so happy you are doing so much better. I cried at the end of your video. You had many people praying for you and obviously, you have the right people in your life who made this all happen. God bless mom and dad and the expert skill and care of the vet staff. Bless everyone!

Ann in the UP said...

I'm happy that you're healing so well, too. Has this made you scared to go out and meet other dogs?

bethannchiles.com said...

I LOVED the video!!! It actually made me cry a little because I know that you had so many people praying for you just like we have had for Buddy!!! I am so happy that Abby is doing so well---what a great answer to prayer!!! God bless vets and techs who are willing to go the extra mile and do the hard job and stay after hours to make sure our pets are okay. Thanks for sharing the video!!! Loved it!

Daisy said...

What a great video, the ending almost made me cry! I didn't realize the surgery was 4 hours. Abby, I am so happy you had such a great recovery.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful photos and video, Abby. Now you can help yourself heal by keeping the cone on, so you don't lick or chew that open wound.
Lots of love and prayers,

Lindy and Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sparkle said...

Abby, yes you ARE a miracle! I'm so happy to see how you have bounced back from your ordeal!

Rebecca Mecomber said...

I'm so glad Abby is doing better!! How is Gerard doing? Has his hand healed completely? Is he doing better now emotionally?

Sharkbytes said...

Abby- you are famous! Seriously glad that you are going to be fine.

Sandee said...

What a nice video about Abby's recovery. I'm so happy that she's home and doing well.

Have a terrific day. Scritches to Abby. :)

Sher said...

That is wonderful!!! Abby sure is a miracle dog. Thanks for posting this great video and sharing your story. I've been checking your blog regularly to see how she's been doing.

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