Annie's (Franson) surgery and rehab

Annie, the Airedale, had to undergo emergency surgery on her back to address a ruptured disc that left her paralyzed in her back legs. Leading up to this point in her short 6 years of life, Annie, the Airedale, was placed into the hands of Airedale Terrier Rescue at the age of 3 months with what was thought to be kennel cough. Her foster home nurtured her and cared for her but she never got better, she was a very sickly pup that weighed only 7 lbs (or about the size of a 3 month old Miniature Schnauzer). Once she was evaluated by her foster home's vet, it was discovered that she was very malnourished and had a severe case of pneumonia and was given a 50/50 chance of survival. After breathing treatments and a regular healthy diet, she flourished and because the Airedale she was meant to be. Her foster home quickly became her forever home and she spent her days learning tricks and doggie manners, learning agility, running and chasing birds and squirrels and once even cornered an opossum! Annie enjoys keeping the backyard free of pests and chasing and romping around the yard and house with her best friends Maddie and Maycee, the Miniature Schnauzers. Annie also very much enjoys learning new tricks and is a true work horse when it comes to showing off her tricks, especially for the cameras! The best description one of her friends said about Annie is she is like a "bee on a string." She is always excited and ready to go, always ready to face the world and see and meet her people - who happen to be anyone within eyeshot of her. Annie's tail was pretty much always wagging - and as the saying goes - a dog smiles with its tail. If this is true - Annie never stopped smiling. When it was discovered that her back legs were not working properly, she was rushed to the vet - who then urged the visit with the surgeon - stating that time was of the essence. During each vet visit - Annie still wagged her tail, gave kisses and kept her attitude high. By the time the surgery took place, Annie could not feel her back legs at all ... and her tail stopped wagging. She lost her smile. A day following the surgery, she has been making wonderful progress and attempting to stand on her own. And her tail wag (smile) is slowing coming back. She has a long journey ahead of her and with the help from caring friends, she will be well on her way back to making everyone smile and laugh again.
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Lorraine Bredahl 
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