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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