TPLO Recovery Week 2 & 5

Another week has passed during our double TPLO recovery. Natasha has now passed the five week mark while Cheoah is at her week 2 anniversary.

give it to me straight

Give it to me straight, doc!

In a visit to the surgeon yesterday, Cheoah had her sutures removed. The doctor is very pleased with her progress thus far.  Much like Natasha at that stage, Cheoah’s knee is feeling good and she wants to use it, but she has four more weeks of closely supervised bathroom breaks while supported on the sling. The rest of the time is spent in crate rest. Trust us when we say Cheesewhiz can be quite vocal about her discontent of being crated all of the time.

The good news is that she finished her last medicines today, so she is medication free from now on.

Natasha napping

Natasha napping in her crate.

Natasha is entering her last week of sling supported walks. Next Monday, she will have x-rays done to confirm that the bone has healed sufficiently to begin walking exercises to rehabilitate the muscles. We are all quite excited to hit that milestone next week.

4 Comments

  1. KB on October 22, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Good job, Hu-Dad (we know how much commitment this process requires from you) and both girls. I am looking forward to hearing that Natasha can start using her knee again for walking!

  2. holly on October 21, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Way to go girls!

  3. Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady on October 21, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I am so glad for the wonderful report! Thanks for the update!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  4. Mom 'n Ice on October 21, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Mom sez: What wonderful news all around! By the time this is all over, poor hu-Dad is going to need a break!

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