Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Good To Go

Reyna’s hip replacement surgery was just a little over a year ago. We’ve had some ups and downs since then, with the significant downs being the soft tissue damage during the initial recovery and the setback that happened during the winter. Our biggest up happened today. Reyna had her follow-up at VetHab, and she has been declared fit. She’s at a healthy weight, she’s moving very nicely, she’s carrying her weight properly, and she has good, solid muscle in both hips. We’re to keep walking as much as possible and do cavalettis at least twice a week, but she’s allowed to chase her ball and start her tracking training (which we’re planning to do Monday). A significant indication that she’s doing really well is that she no longer fights to walk on the grass – she’ll walk on the road without fussing, and she hasn’t done that since well before the surgery. Another big indication is that, during today’s exam, she not only didn’t try to bite the vet, she barely even noticed what he was doing (she was much more interested in the Pupperoni treat). She’s doing so well, in fact, that she’s even off of all of her pain meds, taking the Rimadyl only when she’s having a rough day. Its absolutely amazing to see how different she is now, compared to a year ago. Or even two years ago.

Here’s to many more THR anniversaries.


Anonymous said...

HIP HIP HOORAY for REYNA!!!!!!! :) :) :)Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

WOW! It took a lot of patience you all. Mary B.