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Deena Nicole has been through a lot over the past few years, but one of the most heartbreaking moments was during Hurricane Sandy.

While her home wasn’t destroyed, someone close to her nearly died, and today, she shared the story about her “little miracle” on Instagram.

Credit: Instagram Photo: Deena Nicole's Puppy, Cali, Recovers From Accident

The adorable (and sad) photos on the right correspond with Deena’s mom’s story. The text explains that her puppy went through a lot during the week of the hurricane — her Toy Yorkie, Cali, “had an accident, cracked her skull, and had multiple seizures,” and she spent a few weeks in the ICU at North Star Animal Hospital. 

Since October, Cali’s been “recovering nicely” and just turned five months old! (Yes, she’s the same age as Snooki’s baby, Lorenzo.) The cutie is “now blind, but is a very, very happy puppy and very much loved.” Cali lives in a baby-proofed room and she “runs around and plays with all her toys,” and in these pics, it’s clear that she’s very happy surrounded by pillows and her loving family.

We’re sending good vibes Cali’s way, and you can feel free to do the same in the comments!