TPLO Recovery Week 3 & 6

Feels Good

Woooo – this feels good.

Time for our weekly TPLO recovery update – and the picture above says it all. Yes, that would be Queen Natasha the Evil walking without the dreaded sling. Her x-rays looked very good and she is entering the next phase of rehabilitation. We are starting with a daily short walk (about 10 minutes) which we hope to expand to twice daily walks in a few days. As the muscle begins to rebuild, those walks will gradually get a little longer. In about six weeks, we will x-ray again to see if she can begin some off-leash, but supervised, time in the yard.

So we still have lots of crate rest, but at least that is being separated by real – if short – walks.

Stretching the legs

Stretching the legs.

Cheoah also continues to do well and is soooooo looking forward to her x-rays in three weeks that will hopefully begin her time without the sling.

I wanna go for walks.

I wanna go for walks, too.

All in good time, Cheesewhiz, all in good time.

7 Comments

  1. KB on October 30, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I’m so happy for Natasha!!! She must be thrilled. Don’t worry – it won’t be too long for you, Cheoah!

  2. Mom 'n Ice on October 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Ice sez: Hooowwwwoooo wonderful to see you mobile again, ‘Tasha! I bet it feels soooooo good to have all four paws on the ground again! Just keep taking it slow and easy, and pretty soon you’ll be back in the yard with the rest of the Herd! As for Cheoah, your turn will come soon, just be patient!

  3. Miley's Daily Scoop on October 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Congrats, Natasha! Keeping our paws crossed for Cheoah!

  4. Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady on October 28, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Another wonderful update! I am so glad everything is going well with their healing process!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  5. 24 Paws of Love on October 28, 2014 at 9:29 am

    What great news for Natasha! We are so happy your recovery has finally reached this level. Bet the hu-dad is too.

    Hang in there Cheoah, your turn is coming soon. 🙂

  6. Kenneth Pierson on October 28, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Wahoo!!!! One down and one to go! Can’t wait for em to be back up and running! woooooooo

  7. jane on October 28, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Congrats Natasha. I am so happy for you that you can walk without the sling again. Cheoah my dear, I know its hard, but it will be so worth it in the end. Both of you keep up the great work. Hugs and kisses to the herd.

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