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Pixie had back surgery on November 14th. Eleven weeks later she has made pretty much a complete recovery.

Pixie. The Dachshund BlogWe still freak out a bit (maybe a lot) when playtime with Primrose gets a little crazy, but she is walking, running, barking at everyone she sees, and would go up the stairs if we let her.

I think it’s pretty amazing that she is even walking after what she went though during the days before she was paralyzed & had surgery. But she has always been determined, and at this point she is acting like her old self again. She still needs to grow in some more hair where she was shaved for surgery, but her sweater covers most the the area so she is staying as warm as is possible during this freezing KY winter.

Pixie Progress

Our little Pixie had her first post surgery follow-up appointment yesterday. Her stitches were removed and she received a great report! We are going to start slowing lowering her does of medication and she is even able to start going on short five minute walks in the next week.

Pixie. Week 6. The Dachshund Blog

We are so excited and grateful that the damage to her back wasn’t permanent and are hopeful that she will make a full recovery. She will still be mostly confined to her bed, or our laps, for about 4-6 more weeks, but she has done amazingly well with this so far. Especially considering that Roxy and Sydney are visiting for a couple of weeks.