Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

We won his life....!

This is follow up from: exileden.deviantart.com/journa… and exileden.deviantart.com/journa…


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...


Gijonsdingo by Exileden

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! :D


Untitled by Exileden

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!


Shotd by Exileden

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...

Kaindoeswell by Exileden

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... :)

Untitled by Exileden

Untitled by Exileden

Untitled by Exileden

Untitled by Exileden

Untitled by Exileden

Untitled by Exileden

Untitled by Exileden

Untitled by Exileden



I want to say at the end that "miracle" happened it wasn't just a mere luck but there were many factors that helped situation- and that I'll write in next journal

Add a Comment:
 
:iconferrertriple0:
FerrerTriple0 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fantastic! He looks so healthy he doesn't even look as old as 11 years old in most of those photos =P. I don't think I saw the previous journal; what happened to put him that condition in the first place?
Reply
:iconwolfpawcreator:
WolfPawCreator Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist

I made a journal.. :D

 

fav.me/d6ibf7o

Reply
:iconwolfpawcreator:
WolfPawCreator Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist
This story should be on the news - seriously. Or on some special Animal Shelter wwebsite or something. You don't hear this story every day. This truly is a miracle. I am going to tell my friends this and hopefully get it popular.
Reply
:icongreycorbie:
GreyCorbie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
That's awesome! He's lucky to have such a good owner :)
Reply
:iconakiania:
Akiania Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I found this one before the other two, so I knew he made it, but I was still in tears as I read the entire story from the beginning.. It's amazing to hear that he got so much better so quickly!
Reply
:iconsheepmaker:
SheepMaker Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Almost made me cry. My dog was named Bingo, and she got cancer. She wasent lucky, sadly...
Touching story, and i hope Dingo is enjoying life with you all! :meow:
Reply
:iconpowder-sugar:
powder-sugar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, what a good boy!
I'm glad he's alright!
Reply
:iconxrosewaterx:
XRosewaterX Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is an amazing story, I was trying not to cry from reading this :heart:
Reply
:iconwolven-sister:
Wolven-Sister Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Omg I was crying with joyful tears at the end of the this! To be honest, I think it was the constant love and encouragement you gave Dingo that helped him recover faster. All the hours you spent by his side. Of course the medication helped but all the love you gave him is what helped him get to the finish line :D
Love is a powerful companion, it's an energy that does miraculous things ^_^ I'm so happy for you!
Reply
:icontehblizzywolf:
TehBlizzyWolf Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg <3 so much <3s
Reply
:icontattertotminion:
TatterTotMinion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im glad hes doing good!
Reply
:iconxylothor:
Xylothor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, good for you! I hope he will have a long life! ^^ Enjoy your time with this wonderful doggy.
Reply
:iconinvader-natiz:
Invader-Natiz Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats a long, but great story....
Reply
:iconflameheart10:
flameheart10 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I'm so glad that he's now doing better! That's wonderful and fantastic! May much luck be in his and your future! :heart: 
Reply
:iconvalkeus:
Valkeus Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, that's wonderful news!

You were there for him when he needed you for his constant care--and now his continued life is an encouragement to you!  You mentioned that it would be hard for you to keep making progress in your life without Dingo.  Well, here he is, back to full life again! Hope you enjoy many more years with him :love:
Reply
:iconglassreflections:
glassreflections Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's wonderful news! :) What a difference a day makes, or in this case, a month. I'm so happy for you.
Reply
:iconwhitew3r3wolf:
whitew3r3wolf Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What wonderful news!! :D I'm so happy to hear he is doing well again~ <3
Reply
:iconmidnighttiger8140:
MidnightTiger8140 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an incredible story... I'm so happy for you and your dog that things are going far better than expected. Someone must be watching over you :)
Reply
:iconpurplehope:
PurpleHope Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow that really is a miracle :heart: I'm glad your dog still lives
Reply
:iconsagefillyluna:
SageFillyLuna Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
oh my gosh....im absolutely speechless. i give both of you hugs and lots of encouragement <3
Reply
:iconshioriookami:
ShioriOokami Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
This...really, Im so happy for you both.  It truly does seem like a miracle.  He is so loved and Im sure that love and care was a key factor in his amazing recovery.  He must be one of the luckiest and happiest dogs on Earth - that fact is immediately apparent just by looking at these photos.  May he have many more joyful years :)
Reply
:icongreyradian:
GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional
What an amazing journal! I truly feel so happy for you! and the photographs you took at the bottom of the journal are absolutely wonderful, I can feel the joy radiating from the two dogs, and yourself as well :D
I'm sorry I cannot relate with such an experience though; it must be very tough to deal with, so best wishes for you and Dingo :heart:
Reply
:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Writer
I'm just catching up my journals, after I was away from DA for a while, and really read all the journals of Dingo right after another...
And now I'm sitting here crying...
I'm so happy for you, Dingo and of course the rest of your family. I'm so glad everything went so well.
I'm sorry, I basically don't have any words left atm, I'm just so happy about this!
Reply
:iconelantris:
Elantris Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hurray for Dingo!
Reply
:iconbaneeden:
BaneEden Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Just reading the title made me feel happy :) and after reading what you've wrote and looking at the wonderful pictures of Dingo doing activities outside and with Arnaq too, I was like "YAY IT'S A MIRACLE!" :D I'm soo happy for you! And all the hard work and effort you put for your beloved dog has surely payed off :) You've sacrificed all of your time just to take care of Dingo, and now I know how truly you love him :hug: :heart:
Reply
:iconartlover25:
ArtLover25 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Hooray! I'm SO happy to hear the wonderful news! Dingo is a true survivor, and he said "I'm not ready to go yet!"
I love hearing about recoveries such as this one, and those pics of the two of them at the end of this post are amazing!
I hope you have many more years together.
Reply
:iconenaxn:
Enaxn Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHH YAY I'm glad everything worked out so well in the end!  It's a good thing you guys stayed strong and didn't give up on Dingo! It looks like he clearly wasn't done living! I hope you guys have ZILLIONS of happy years together! :heart:
Reply
:iconcaptainseawolf:
CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   General Artist
This makes me so happy to hear that he is okay! I was so worried for the both of you when I had first heard of what happened, I had lost my dog last year to something similar so made me particularly worried since its so obvious he is such a part of you and vice versa, like my pup was to me. I am so happy to hear that your beautiful boy did the impossible, its so amazing to see the pictures of him now! He looks so good! and I couldn't be happier for you! 
Reply
:iconlupinicious:
Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   Photographer
That's awesome! :hug: I'm so glad he's doing great... unbelievable how things work out at times! :D
Reply
:iconst3alth23:
st3alth23 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so glad for you that he's made such a good recovery, i was genuinely worried about him, he looks so happy again! :)
I can't imagine just how relieved and happy you must feel :)
Reply
:icondemonicvampiregirl:
demonicvampiregirl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Glad to hear he is okay! What type of dog is he by the way? Is he the same as the white one in the last few pics?
Reply
:iconexileden:
Exileden Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
He is a mix of German Shepherd (working line) and a Spitzbergen dog from the north. And the white one is Greenlandic Inuit dog :)
Reply
:icondemonicvampiregirl:
demonicvampiregirl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Oh okay. :D
Reply
:icongoodgirl-badgirl:
GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Very happy for you that he's doing better. :)
Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to update us! I'm really glad that he made it! You can really see the love, energy, and light in his eyes and expression in those photos. I hope you will have many, many more years together. :heart:
Reply
:iconexileden:
Exileden Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013

Thank you :hug: It's been a long time since last time I heard about you! How are you doing?


Yeah, I hope he'll live with us until I'm mentally ready to let him to go!

Reply
:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Yeah, I sort of disappeared for a little while due to some real life things... and you have been off having some amazing adventures! :D

I am doing pretty well, though. Work has been slow for the summer, just the way I like it. The weather is too hot to do fun things like geocaching and rock-climbing, though. I should probably move to the Yukon. :lol:

How are you doing, now that your friend Dingo is much better? :)
Reply
:iconfleshbird:
FleshBird Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm so glad Dingo is okay! I was worried for him and for your family. It is a true miracle. :)
Reply
:iconblackdodgedragon:
BlackDodgeDragon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Words cannot express my joy for Dingo!!! Congratulations and thank you for the update! Bravo!!!!!! Happy cry (Tears of joy) 
Reply
:iconkeyblade0:
Keyblade0 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
That's amazing how he lived, and I'm happy for the two of you :3
Reply
:iconkyuubi9202:
Kyuubi9202 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
This truly is a miracle. Many congratulations, and I will keep you and Dingo in my prayers!
Reply
:iconstarlightangel-wolf:
StarlightAngel-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes truly a miracle. and those beautiful pictures at the end enhance that fact.
He looks so happy to be active again =]
Reply
:iconexileden:
Exileden Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Yeah! All I hoped is for that I wanted him to live with us on at least comfortable level that he is able to change position, walk a few steps or urinate... I never expected him to be active or nearly like before... but we got more than expected :) He is very active as it seems. The vet said that he is the one who will decide and how will feel to be active or not. It seems he feels good... :)
Reply
:iconalvringer:
alvringer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so happy for you!!! :') Congratulations! :D He looks so happy swimming in the sea! :D
Reply
:iconexileden:
Exileden Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thanks! I'm truly happy to watch him swimming. His favourite activity as well... good for his back.
Reply
:iconalvringer:
alvringer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww :D
Reply
:iconashe-marbury:
Ashe-Marbury Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so happy for you and Dingo... my heart goes out to you two. :)
Reply
:iconcanislupusdingo:
CanisLupusDingo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013   General Artist
I can't even begin to explain how happy this journal made me. Dingo's incredibly difficult struggle to recovery, and the miraculous story you have shared with us...I'm so glad for you, your family, and especially Dingo. He is an extremely lucky dog. It's nice to see photos of him frolicking around in the surf. That he has made such a wondrous recovery and the happiness this brings is beyond any words I could ever write or say. I am truly happy for you all.
Reply
:iconexileden:
Exileden Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I can't wait to write next journal about true factors that helped our dog's miraclous recovery... since we done things that were almost impossible, I'm hoping what I'll write could help other dog owners a little bit :)
Reply
:iconcanislupusdingo:
CanisLupusDingo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   General Artist
I certainly look forward to that journal. While I am not a dog owner, I do love my pets (and animals in general) and I believe your experience may help other pet owners.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconexileden: More from Exileden


Featured in Collections

Journals by ShiroIri

Journal favorites by Superdemon-Inuyasha


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
July 20, 2013
Submitted with
Sta.sh Writer
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
11,987 (3 today)
Favourites
66 (who?)
Comments
110
×