As many of you know, just over a week ago, our precious mini dachshund mascot, Bobbin, lost her legs to being “paralyzed”. She could barely move her tail and could NOT stand or walk. We immediately took her to the vet, fearing the worst. We were given two options: nothing short of $10,000 surgery (with a 30% success rate) or medication for pain and inflamation (with a mild sedative in there for good measure) and crate confinement for two months. We chose the watch, wait (with meds and crate confinement), and PRAY. Trust me, for the past week, we have been asking God for miracles in our fur baby. She is one amazing dog, I am not sure we could enjoy life so much without her. We were told she would never be normal again, but with heaps of time, physical therapy, and love, we might get her back to 80%. We even discussed a doggie wheelchair long term.

Bobbin has had three litters safely delivering 14 babies over the course of her life, of which we have kept two. She had her spey safely, and comes home to play with her fur family and injure her spine. She is such an active four year old, keeping her down would not be easy for us.

The next week (til yesterday) we were very diligent to keep her in the crate 24/7 except for her toilet breaks where we had her back end in a sling to help her go potty. It was rough on her and us as she whined a lot over the week and was not at all happy in her crate. By the end of the week, we were all crazy and exhausted, but knew we were in for the long haul.

Long story short, we took her to the vet yesterday for her one week post injury follow-up. We were told in the beginning, she would heal most in the first week, not to expect more than 10-20%. Bobbin surprised all of us, being very understanding of the crate in the end. Knowing we were right here with her. I have her crate in my sewing room on a table so she can see me work at my computer, sewing machine, and cutting table.

Bobbin is already back to about 90% of herself and is OUT OF HER CRATE!! She is allowed to walk around the house unassisted, but may not get on and off the bed and furniture by herself. She is not allowed to do stairs. SO, we carry her to the grass, and pick her up to put her on the couch with us.

God showed us a miracle this week in Bobbin. Our vet even agrees the only way this could have happened is that our Creator worked in Bobbin’s spine and life. Needless to say, I am truly grateful from the bottom of my heart for you, your friendship, your thoughts, prayers, notes of kindness, checking in on her (and me), and our family here. Thank you just isn’t enough.

I think she understands she needs to take it easy. Last night in my studio, with Henry (our 11 year old boy) and just relaxing OUT of the crate! I love my fur babies!

Bobbin and Henry ©Debi Montgomery

THANK YOU!!!!!! ~Debi


Comments

28 responses to “Bobbin Update”

  1. alteresayourlinkca Avatar
    alteresayourlinkca

    This is just amazing news . So happy bobbin is doing well, makes me happy

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      We are so happy! Thank you so much.

  2. Bonnie Brown Avatar
    Bonnie Brown

    Im tearing up! The power of prayer!!!! What a beautiful thing 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Keep getting stronger Bobbin!💕💕💕

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      Miracles around us, she’s one of them! Thank you so much.

  3. Missy Watson Avatar
    Missy Watson

    I’m so glad Bobbin is doing better. Glory to God.

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      All glory to God, for only He could do this. ♥️

  4. Dorothy C Schreyer Avatar
    Dorothy C Schreyer

    So thankful your baby is on the mend! God Is Good!

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      Thank you so much.

  5. I am so happy for you and Bobbin. God works in miraculous ways.

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      We’re so happy. ♥️

  6. Jill Seely Avatar
    Jill Seely

    Absolutely wonderful news.

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      We’re so happy!

  7. Cindy F Avatar
    Cindy F

    Praise God!

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      This was an “Only God” moment. Something only He could do. ♥️ Praising Him!

  8. Cheri Foster Avatar
    Cheri Foster

    God does work miracle

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      Everyday!

      1. We had a doxie with the same problem. 3 months of steroids and by the time she healed, she was able to be in the basement at parties of ours, drinking any beer can left on the floor, and therefore able to get back up the stairs by herself. Yeah. She lasted 5 years after this episode. Prayers are wonderful!!!!

        1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
          debiloves2quilt

          She’s not allowed to be on furniture or do the stairs unassisted, but heaps of progress!!!

  9. Alesia Willett Avatar
    Alesia Willett

    I’m so very happy to hear this. Its so hard when our fur babies are hurting because they can’t tell us. We have to do what we know in our hearts is the right thing. I’m so happy your baby is better!!

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      Thank you so so much.

  10. Patricia Lohman Avatar
    Patricia Lohman

    What a joy, praise God. Keep up the healing, prayers for all who care for this baby. Hugs and kisses from Texas.

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      Bobbin and I are very thankful for your prayers. ♥️

  11. Billie Kneen Avatar
    Billie Kneen

    Oh I am so glad that God listened to your prayers and that Bobbin realized that time spent in her crate was for her benefit. God bless you all.

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      Thank you so so much.

  12. Helen Tester Avatar
    Helen Tester

    Prayers answered. Fantastic news! Thank you so much for the update.

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      Thank YOU for the prayers. ♥️

  13. I’m so happy to hear the great news you go Bobbin show the doctor that Mommy knows what is best for you.🐶❤️🐶

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      I love my baby girl for sure and know her inside and out! ♥️

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