Monday, January 19, 2009

Dachshunds Who Inspire You: Tristan

Do you remember 'Tristan,' this beautiful black and tan smooth dappled boy who came into rescue last fall as a paralyzed stray? If you need to catch up, check out Those Special Dachshunds: Meet Tristan!
Well, Tristan's human, Yvette, writes with some great news: Tristan is walking again! Here's his fantastic update:

Well we got him in Sept, the 30th, and he was completely paralyzed, he did have deep pain and wagged his tail a TINY bit not not a lot. We purchased him a cart, and he used it until the end of November when he just stood up one day and began tottering around, now he gets around well enough to not have used the cart since pretty much the end of November. Here are 2 pictures, one of him while he was "down" and one while he's now up and walking - his muscles in his back legs have built back up to where they are almost like normal dog legs. Before they were flaccid and atrophied! Above is the before walking pic, his legs are all atrophied.

And a pic of Tristan up and walking!

Tristan is an inspiration for us all...both dog and human. Make sure to visit his human's rescue organization: A Paw Up.

Related: Those Special Dachshunds: Meet Tristan!

Learn about dachshunds and Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) at Dodger's List. What a great resource. There's always a link to Dodger's List in the links column on your right. They have a very active discussion list, and are real pros when it comes to offering advice for IVDD dachshunds and general dachshund health


Kim said...

What an inspiration! and what a trooper! thanks for the update..

Anonymous said...

What fantastic news about Tristan!!!

Damiana said...

Fantastic that now he's so healthy and happy! Look at that face! He's so cute!

Haley said...

I'm so glad that Tristan's doing better! I hope he soon finds a forever home.

Amy said...

Wonderful news!

Glad to hear not only did he find his forever home but the use of his back legs to boot!

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