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isabelle update again

On Monday, I received the call.

"Isabelle stood up."

STOOD. UP.

She's not in the clear, of course. The vet is coming out tomorrow for another acupuncture treatment. Izzie will probably receive 10 more.

She hasn't walked. She's only gotten up three times since yesterday. BUT, she lunged and tried to attack one of the other pigs through her fence. That is WAY more like the Izzie I know than the super-sweet talking pig of the past week. It gives me hope that she'll be able to overcome this.

We're not sure if she'll regain full movement. If she's still happy go lucky, melodramatic, finnicky Izzie-boo, we'll do our best to get her in a stall with indoor/outdoor access and just take it day by day. I have a feeling she isn't going to completely recover. The only blessing with this pig is that she's a loner - she doesn't really like the other pigs, likes to hang out alone, and so she wouldn't be that freaked out by living alone. Some of our other pigs would literally die from the isolation.

Thanks to everyone who sent Izzie good vibes. If you have any more to spare, feel free to send them to the Izz-meister. She's been such a strong, big pig. :)
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In other news, excellent dinner = tomato soup w/ non-melting vegan cheeze and bread for dipping. A glass of pinot grigio complements nicely.
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In other other news, my two dogs are freaks of nature. That's all.

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polyphonicvegan
Oct. 24th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
1) Yay Izzie!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2) What brand of vegan cheese?

3) I lurvz yer dawgs and I want to SNUGGLE THEM NOW! *ahem*
rinalia
Oct. 25th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
1) Thanks! The vet came out today for another round of treatment. We're trying to keep perspective, but it's hard not to get excited.

2) Follow Your heart mozarella style. It kinda got mooshy and coagulat-ey.

3) My dogs lurve you. A lot. You can snuggle them any time!
nuin
Oct. 24th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
Yippee!!! Go Izzie go!
rinalia
Oct. 25th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
Yay! It's been a mini-coaster ride. We hope it levels out soon.
slave2tehtink
Oct. 24th, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC)
Yay Izzie! We will keep sending her good vibes, because Tink feels that melodramatic girls should stick together!
rinalia
Oct. 25th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! Izzie is definitely our queen-pig, and she makes sure EVERYONE (including 2,200 pound steers) know it!
zita_skyandano
Oct. 24th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
I am so glad to hear that she stood up :) I remember in your first post you were worried for the worst. It's always nice to wake up in the morning and hear that there's something good and amazing going on in the world. I will keep hoping that she gets better with each passing day ^^

~Striker
rinalia
Oct. 25th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
Thanks, Striker! We know there is a chance it won't work out, but I'd rather focus my energy on thinking it will. She's feeling good, and she's soaking up the belly rubs.
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