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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.

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Pixie is required to rest, mostly in her crate, for eight weeks after her back surgery. We survived the first week, and are already seeing improvement. She stretched out her back legs for the first time Thursday morning. She is walking better when she is allowed, and even took a couple of steps backwards a couple of days ago.

Pixie. Week 8. The Dachshund Blog

One week down, only seven more to go.