Good and Good

March 10, 2010

Kip came through his surgery well.  He has a little movement in his back legs which is a great sign.  Three fenestrations — one for the ruptured disk and two bulging disks.  It is definitely IVDD.  I had sent Kip’s DNA to Dr. Neff at UC Davis for his research into finding a genetic marker for IVDD.  Tomorrow I’ll let them know to move his sample to the “other” pile.  So, Kip still has a long recovery road, but he’s started out on it.

Meanwhile, here is Adrienne sharing the door to her room with a 6′ poster of Louie the Lobo.  When you are a fan, all things Lobo can be accommodated.

With Louie the Lobo


  1. Alden says:

    YAY!!!! Great news, Penni. One adult, three kids, and three corgis in CA. just let out a huge collective sigh of relief!

    Great picture of Adrienne.

  2. Mandy says:

    Movement this early is a WONDERFUL sign. Kip is in my thoughts.

  3. Jean from NM says:

    YEA KIP!!!!!! YEA ADRIENNE!!!!!!!!! YEA LOBOS!!!!!!! But the Kip news is the best of all!

  4. Sandy says:

    Good boy Kip…now listen to the docs, they know what’s best for ya…..hugs.

  5. Holly says:

    I am so glad to read about Kipp!

    I love the poster! Lucky Adrienne!

  6. Julie says:

    THANK DOG GODS!!! I am so happy to hear Kip made it through the surgery and is showing movement. Now I will think positive thoughts for an easy recovery.

    Great picture of Adrienne.

  7. Adrienne surely looks good in red! 🙂

    What good news about Kip! Surely hoping along with everyone for the very best possible outcome!

  8. Dawn Small says:

    I’m so glad to hear that Kip’s prognosis looks good, and that he’s showing movement already. What great news!

  9. C-Myste says:

    Make sure that you let them know how many people are pull for the Kippers.

  10. Taryn says:

    So glad to hear Kip came through the surgery well and that the prognosis is good. Sending many healing vibes!

  11. Kristine says:

    Glad to hear everything went so well–sending healing thoughts to Kip!

  12. Tony says:

    Ummmm…. Is that the Big Bad Wolf, Run away Adrienne, run away!!!!
    Hugs for Kip & hope his recovery moves ahead well.

  13. Glad Kip is recovering! Poor little fella …