Just over five months ago our beautiful Miniature Dachshund Tinkerbell had spinal surgery because she had lost the use of her back legs for the second time in the space of a year but this time she was in terrible pain continually being sick unable to eat, we actually thought that she wouldn’t make it. However after the spinal surgery the horrendous pain she was in disappeared immediately after the surgery. For a number of weeks her toileting situation was like a tap running the entire day and with accident after accident. With a new baby and a recovering dog night times were hard if I wasn’t up with one I was up with the other. Day times were just as difficult with both Timothy and Tinkerbell requiring my attention.
Well five months later Tinkerbell is able to hold her toileting, I still have to help her go but she isn’t having accidents all the time. Unfortunately she still hasn’t regained the use of her back legs but she is in no pain.
Tinkerbell enjoys life she will sit under the pram when we take walks, bunny hops around the house, plays with her toys and continues to do her in the house security barking at the post man and passers by.
My husband told me that someone had recently asked him about Tinkerbell and suggested that we have her put to sleep my husband asked the person if they believed in euthanasia for the elderly, clearly the person suggesting such a ridiculous idea got the point.
We really do hope and daily pray that Tinkerbell would regain the use of her hind legs. However if this is not to be the case Tinkerbell is still a happy lady who isn’t suffering in any pain and is very much part of family life. Just because she uses two legs instead of four doesn’t make her any less our hound and certainly doesn’t change the way love her.
Happy Thursday Friends!