Well, it is obvious I couldn't hold back my excitement when HK walked on that left hind leg yesterday. Everything else yesterday went well. It was almost like she was waiting for me to come over for the range motion exercises and cold compresses. It was definitely a good day.
I took her out two more time before heading to bed. We walk maybe a total of 75 yards at as slow a pace that I can manage. I have a tendency to walk rapidly, and have to remember that I am doing these strictly for her. The first few steps are hops, and then that foot goes down and she walks on all four until we get back to the garage. I think the anticipation of a couple baby carrots sets in at that point and she picks the pace up a bit and hops into the house.
I think I need her to keep doing that and remind me that we are still at the front end of the rehab and I can't ease up on the discipline.
The selling I was concerned about is definitely down. I think the interaction with the vet today will be limited to a phone call. I suspect they will see no reason for me to bring her in.
We have been out for the morning pee break and she is continuing from where we left off yesterday. Ed is feeling pretty good because he thinks HK is feeling good and has improved so much so soon.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
So glad! Keep up the good work HK
Yay! Great to hear
Excellent report. Even your post feels more relaxed.
Seamus and Flynn
Good job HK! Good job to you too Ed. It is hard to be as patience as you need to be right now.
Isn't it great to have a sister
Great update. You're both doing so good. Keep it up.
Wonderful update, way to go both of you!
Ed, the swelling around the hock is normal.
Usually lasts anywhere from 4-7 days. You can help the body reabsorb the fluid by massaging the area in an upward (up towards the butt) motion.
As long as the area is not hot to the touch or the incision is not weeping, it's fine. And normal after these surgeries.