First off, thanks for everyone's comments and concern regarding Darwin's injuries! We're on day 2 of trying to keep a 13month old puppy as nonactive as possible and so far so good. I'm not sure if she's just plain pooped from 2.5 weeks of nonstop play time with her parents or if she just isn't that comfortable to be a bouncing nut, but she's been pretty good about just spending her time laying around and mouthing her toys. She hasn't been as nutty (yet) as we were worried she'd be so let's hope she keeps calm herself and we won't need to get sedatives from the vet.
We're waiting to hear back from the vet once they hear from the radiologist to get an official diagnosis... should be today or Monday. I don't think her back/spine injury is too much to worry about. It should heal on it's own as long as we keep her resting... the vet did say she if she did not recommend we restrict Darwin's activities the worse case would be her disks would get more out of line and could lead to surgery or paralysis. Eek! I ration her injury out to be similar to a case of whiplash I had a couple years ago, where a sudden crash just threw her back out of whack. We'll keep you all updated on the vet's call and how things go with Trupanion.
Second update has to do with Darwin's brother Kona.
In my last update of him, Kristie (mom of Darwin's other brother and playdate-mate, Boo Radley) was taking him in to foster. Well after a month and a half of socializing, training, and getting him neutered, Kristie was able to find him his new forever home!!! And doubly good news is that his new family is a coworker of Kristie's husband, and we'll still have playdates with him and meet-ups at Marymoor! Yea for happy endings!