1 red vest and 100 staples

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The vest is off!

Today the red vest came off and the staples came out. Indi looks like her old self again. Well, mostly.

Brad picked us up in the cargo van and we drove to Dr Simpson’s one last time.  When it was time to take Indi back and remove the staples I asked if Brad and I could come, too. Dr Simpson said, “Why don’t we  just do it here.” And so we did. She and the tech cut off the red gauze wrap and carefully removed all the staples while Indi lay perfectly still in the corner of the exam room. She has always been so tolerant.

There were a lot of staples. It took over ten minutes to get them all out. Brad studied how the staples were removed with a crimp of the plyers and a twist of the wrist in case we find any in the coming days. (I think he secretly hopes they missed one so he can try his hand at the delicate task.)

When they were finished we practically had to wake Indi up. She just lay there, lulled by the attention and chin scratches we were showering on her. Do other tripawd parents feel like they have a baby now?! Our dogs teach us so much. I sometimes think Indi is preparing me for motherhood.


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About indi

Raina is Indi’s mom. She is 30 and lives in Portland, Oregon. Raina was 22 when she got Indi and her heart broke when Indi was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Today Indi and Raina are living life one day at time. Things sure look brighter with a supportive Tripawd community.

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5 Responses to 1 red vest and 100 staples

  1. Chloe's mom says:

    When I was up worrying all night about how Chloe would recover (first night homw), not getting much sleep, caring to her every whim, my dad said it looked like I took a newborn home. A 65lb one…

    Now that she has finished recovering at my parents house, she will be coming to live with me!!! We need to work on brushing her up on her obedience training, so I think it will still be like having a kid (age toddler and up) going through all the “lessons” of the home.

    Sounds like Indi is doing great! Hope she keeps up the great work!

    -Chloe’s mom

    PS. I still have MANY years before I have kids…so I guess its a good prep in some ways.

  2. etgayle says:

    staples out, always a big step!!! we (fortunately) had desolving stitches…so no extra effort. although indi will always be your ‘little girl’, she’ll also become one of the best teachers you’ve ever had. get ready for some of the best moments of your life!!!!!

    charon & gayle

  3. indi says:

    Thanks, Charon and Gayle. That was sweet. Today I’m going to try on Indi’s new harness for the first time and see if she wants to walk down the street. She has her energy back and is starting to get bored and compulsively lick her bed and her paws! We will certainly keep you posted. <3 Raina and Indi

  4. jerry says:

    Haha I prepared my pawents for pawrenthood by scaring them away from it for good!

    I love the way Indi’s skin matches her fur, how pretty!

    Hope you have a good walk this weekend, enjoy.

  5. Ginger says:

    What a sweet, gentle girl you are, Indi. All those staples coming out and you just sucking up all the lovin’. Staples coming out have to feel good for you- and no vest anymore. Woo Hoo!!! You look great in your picture. Keep on hoppin’!

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