Tuesday, February 27, 2007

River - tplo rehab.

Rehab at the holistic vet. She's on a treadmill, using water as resistance. Sigh. The things we do for our babies.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

tplo - day 12

river had her staples taken out yesterday. everthing looks really good, the swelling has gone down and the bruising is almost completely gone. we also had a rehab session yesterday, where river walked over some poles that were about a foot off of the ground (think obstacle course), stood on a moving seesaw and flat out refused to walk on a treadmill. oh well.

no more staples!

sitting on the couch.

getting ready to go outside with her towel sling.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

tplo - day 4

yesterday was day 4 after river's knee surgery. we took her for a rehab consultation at the veterinary holistic and rehabilitation center (http://vetrehab.org/) with dr. danoff. she seemed impressed with river's progress, especially because she puts weight on her bad leg. she showed us how to do some exercises with her to get flexibility back in her knee. she also gave river a shot of what is basically liquid glucosamine.
we are still walking with the towel sling, especially up and down the steps (there is 1 step in our condo, 2 steps to get outside). this morning she seemed a little sore, but that's probably from all of the excitement yesterday. it snowed about an inch last night, and this morning she didn't want to put her foot down in the snow.
river gets her staples out next tuesday.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

bday pics

last saturday was my birthday. i'm 25, i swear.

tlpo - day 1

we picked river up from the vet this morning. she is alert, and seems to be as good as can be expected. she cried for a little while after we brought her home, but after an ice pack seemed to settle more comfortably.

she is supposed to be under strict confinement for 4 weeks, walking only to go outside to the bathroom.
river resting.

her leg is swollen, with a little bruising and you can see the sutures.

naked butt!

Friday, February 02, 2007

tplo - day 0

we dropped river off at the vet surgery center this morning at 7:30am. she is scheduled to have surgery in the late morning, with dr. nicholson. i'm so nervous for her, i almost started crying when we drove away.
the ironic thing is that she wasn't limping at all this morning.

our vet: http://www.vet-vsc.com/
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