I called the vet this morning (I'm such a nuisance) and heard Luna barking her head off in the background. At first I was scared, but I realized that the doctor would not be talking to me if my dog was in trouble. "Can you hear your baby?" she asked. "We've had her go to the bathroom, fed her breakfast, and fluffed her pillows. We think she's just upset that no one is paying attention to her because she stops when we come over." That sounds like my girl.
Luna's status is about the same as it was last night, but it sounds like she is able to support herself a bit more on her three legs. The left rear remains a problem, but I think the left front is getting a little better. Judging by her barking, I'd say she's frustrated that she can't get up and move around. The doctor says she can push herself off the pillow if you put her feet against the wall. Good to know.
I had hoped to bring her home today since I took the day off from work (we had a department meeting and I just couldn't handle being around so many people). Taking her home today is still a possibility, but the doctor is on the road today and won't be back until late tonight. She wants to be the one to give us home care instructions so we need to wait for a good time for her. We may have to wait until tomorrow when she is back at the office.
It's a little frustrating to have to wait, but I'm going to spend the day preparing the house for Luna's return. We'll need some safe and comfy beds prepared, plenty of towels and blankets, and all the clutter picked up so we don't trip while carrying her. I'd better get started.
Thank you to everyone who has visited and left words of encouragement. It means a lot to me to have so many people and dogs rooting for her. A special thanks to Bunny and houndstooth for sharing our story. I thought this was going to be the end of my blog, but I'm glad to keep it going to share her updates. It's a nice way to document her progress. I will post again soon and hopefully will have a picture or two to share.