December 29th 2008 10:12 am
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Tristan came to us at the end of September, unable to use his hindquarters.
If I had a dime for every time someone asked what he did to his back or "is he old", I would be rich.
It's a DACHSHUND thing - they are prone to having bad backs and Tris was no exception - his back had been injured and 3 of his discs were calcified. His back had been compromised.
However, against all odds, Tristan regained the use of his back legs, standing shakily at first, and then when his strength began to build back up, tottering around.
That was at the end of November - now, the end of December sees him raising one leg like boys do, to pee outside.
He's so very happy - so are we - he has not used the cart since early December and he gets around marvelously!
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