Sarah just called me. She and Jim and Jill decided Kip needed to be at home. This morning Sarah went to the Vet Hospital and learned how to help Kip with his rehab. He’s limited until his stitches come out next week, but there are some things that can be done. She took him home in the late morning. She had him outside this afternoon, soaking up the sun in the yard and barking at the birds. Kip thinks keeping birds out of the yard is one of his jobs. He’s using his back legs a little when she puts him in the sling and he’s going to the bathroom on his own. He’ll start hydrotherapy and acupuncture next week.
The same night that Kip went down, one of my friend’s Pems died. She was in for disk surgery also, aspirated vomit, it became pneumonia and she died. Stitch was a splendid obedience and herding dog. I feel so badly for Ellen even as I am so grateful that Kip is okay. More reports on his progress later in the week. Still soliciting good thoughts for the Kipster.