We won his life....!
I know! I've been away from DA and other online source due to that I've took care of my real life completely, I've been absent from art and I will try to reply most of notes on dA... but firstly, let me share with my happiest news that I bear with me. As a following update about Dingo's situation. I know, some of you may think by that time he could be on the rainbow bridge... he really could be gone, I could be utmostly depressed and even wouldn't be able to continue my health therapies. Who knows! But life really can surprise us...
As you see, he is still with us. I've been enjoying every single day with him!
Do you remember my last journal update about our Dingo? On that day when I updated, while our Dingo was in condition where he could not move or even change his position and had a lot of issues with urinating during to his "paralyzed" body. Let me to remind that his accident has damaged seriously back (that is curved), his left leg was completely fell off from his joint and right leg had broken pelvis that caused BOTH legs to be dead. The damage of this was very difficult for an 11 year old dog, had a lot of discomfort to live being not able to move that was breaking our hearts to watch, then issues with urinating, bedsores etc... everything was so difficult and fast for the first week.
When he was taken to our great vet mr. Kado who was lead vet for him. The first thing we had to do was to set his leg joint manually. Sadly, after setting joint, the leg again did fall off- that would mean the chances of having leg set back very little. We went to home with Dingo and he was with us for 4 days and we tried our best to not move his leg. We returned to vet to check condition. Bad news. The joint did not work and fell again. Any move could result it to fall. He was unhappy to tell but chances were really low. Then, we questioned him a lot if putting him down would be better option but he remained absolutely neutral on that. The only real option was to leave Dingo's left leg untouched for… a few weeks and he could get chances to let it to heal. Then pelvis for one month. Also, the vet decided to fix manually his leg… without anesthesia. It was terrible to watch my dog being conscious and twisting out from pain.
But we trusted our vet in what he is doing.
The days were extremely difficult since Dingo got many other issues such like painful urinating, bedsores danger and so on… On those days my life was like zombie. All day I was washing my dog, changing hygienic matresses, taking care of him and absolutely had no time for myself. I've cancelled my work days and many meetings, even postponed my health therapies for later. Every day I carried with someone on stretchers my dog to move him anywhere. A 40kg dog and I thought my back will die every time after moving him. Thus, my feelings and care for dog were more important than anything.
I remember how I could not sleep and I had a lot of dark clouds in my mind. I went with my mom to shopping mall to hang around by a little, I was walking in midst of busy alley filled with happy shopping people and imagining Dingo's life afterlife. I didn't live with my life.
But with weird emptiness.
I had my sketchbook with me and doodled really strange "afterlife" things.
My feeling were disastrous. Abyss of nothingless and falling world. I can't describe that well.
I've talked with my father and his mind was really prepared to let our dog to go and trying to convice me to "accept this". And to try to change my way of thinking. It was really impossible for me at that moment. Really, as long as Dingo is alive with me, I will feel the equal pain as he has. I'm very attached to live animals.
On another day after a couple of difficult days, my mom was calling me at the morning. We see through windows that Dingo is standing fully on 4 legs and barking at postman. I couldn't really believe.
I didn't write a journal update about this because I was really unsure about this. I thought that could be only "one of better his days", perhaps some accident or he does on temporary time. It sounded really impossible for Dingo to get his left leg restored to it's joint after a few days (and meantime, he moved his leg so I thought we screwed it again)… First days he was moving on really short distances to change position and urinate. Then later he was able to go on short dog-walks and enjoy his favourite fields in the forest…. we visited our vet and he checked him, and yes confirmed that his legs are fully recovered!
Of course what has remained was Dingo's back damage that dr. Kado said that he won't be able to run but enough to lead his life in comfortable way for another years. Every few days his health condition went only better.
… and now, we left to wild beach side on camping. Dingo's most favourite place on earth. He deserved to go over there not only to enjoy but have swimming sessions that are therapeutic for his back and legs. He was so happy that I don't even...! Now it's been a bit more than month after his accident, Dingo is able to run, jump, swim, walk and do nearly all actions like that accident never happened. Of course we remain to be careful with him, observe and take care of his back, he still need to take meds till the end of life and his tail is paralyzed. But the most important for us is that Dingo is still with us, having a very good, comfortable lifestyle and I bet he is the happiest dog on the earth! I swear!
The real miracle that has happened is that his health situation is so stable that he is able to function very well, run, jump and chase etc. He really shocked vets and people with his incredible fast recovery, especially at 11 years old age!
That photo was the first day when he was found on highway, badly injuried and stayed at the animal foundation. That was tragic and he was scheduled to be put down...
And here, a week after accident, he returned to us with immobile legs aka "paralyzed" body. We took him on stretchers outside from house to enjoy a little bit. The leg joint was off. I was taking care of him all the time.
And now is this...