yesterday, when we picked her up from the vet, koda could barely stand. ari had to carry her home. the vet assistant said that we’re lucky we live only a few houses away… that’s so true, considering how heavy koda has become (12 kilos).
she slept the whole day and night yesterday. she woke up only to feed, then go back to sleep again. she once went to the bathroom, but she was so woozy, we were afraid she was going to fall off the ledge in our backyard. her ears were always flopped down whether she was asleep or awake. when she was awake, the look in her eyes were clouded — which is the total opposite of the everyday koda… lively, happy eyes. she has never been this quiet.
she looked tired and in a lot of pain. there is a 3cm wound on her lower belly. she could barely move her body, and whenever she wanted to change position of her back leg, she did it very slowly. sometimes, she whimpered in her sleep.
despite all that, she still wanted to sleep close to us. when she woke up and we were not anywhere near her, she would stand up on her shaky legs and walked up slowly across the living room to where we’re sitting. she would do all that to maintain body contact with us… at least when she’s awake. so, i stopped working and just sat beside her the whole night. it broke my heart to see her walking to us in pain… so, no need to walk. i was so worried seeing her like that.
today, when we woke up this morning, we’re quite amused. she has bounced back to her usual self. she greeted us with wide swing of tail wagging. she licked and licked our face, arms, legs, etc. she even went down the stairs by herself.
she ate her full morning meal, drink almost the whole bowl. she nudged us to sign that she wanted to go to the bathroom. it’s her usual morning routine.
she even told us that she wanted to go for her morning walk! wow, that was quick.
well, we didn’t take her for a walk. she still can’t walk properly, yet. and it took her a while to get from standing to sitting position.
but we’re still amused by the speed of her recovery. the vet was right. animals have a huge tolerance of pain and they heal way much quicker than we, humans, do.