As per usual, it’s been a bit crazy here. Work’s been super busy, I had a hospital visit (I’m fine) and Doug has been doing his rehab and being generally cray (in a joyous way). Also, Bob (the cat) gets spayed next week and will come back here to heal up.
As for Doug, we are now one-month post surgery. It feels like much longer. MUCH. Keeping Doug calm is like trying to stop rain.
On our last physical therapy appointment (guys – we are so in love with all the folks there!) they confirmed a looming suspicion about Doug’s ‘good’ leg. That’s right, I put quotes around ‘good’. His ‘good’ leg is now showing signs of having a luxating patella (only a stage one at this point however I’d prefer a stage zero) and it’s also showing some signs of weakness from being his dominant hind leg for so long. His hock tends to hyperextend. (Again, I may or may not have that right. When someone mentions another problem, my brain goes into shutdown mode and information about any sort of situation is not permitted). For now, we measured him for a custom brace that is on order. Who wants to put money on whether Doug will eat the brace?
His new leg is doing good. So there is that!
He’s still on limited activity. No running. No jumping. No steps. We go on three, 11-minute walks a day. Yep, we added one minutes since last week, look at us go!
Here is Doug, loving so hard on his rehab harem.
We were not able to start water therapy because Doug has a yeast infection. Of course he does!
Happy Memorial Day weekend! xoxo