Thursday, January 12, 2012

Defining a new kind of "normal"

Kenz took a little longer to recover from her sedation this time around. She was rather quiet for at least a good 24 hours.

So now the fun and games begin. Kenz's specialist has recommended the same protocol he would use to rehab any of his joint surgery patients. So she has 4 days crate rest and we can then begin to rebuild her leash walks VERY slowly.

Fingers crossed - and so begins a new kind of "normal".

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Playing Guinea Pig

Well it was back to John for Kenz's second PRP injection this morning. So now its another 3 days of crate rest and then we can start going for walks again and seeing how she does. I think she has made progress. She is happily managing some fairly long leash walks but the moment I introduce anything else its a bit of a backward slide.

Hoping it works otherwise there is talk of more diagnostics and I guess the worst case scenario is going in and scoping the joint - so don't want to go there.

Both girls had a CMT appointment last Friday evening. Kenz had a few sore spots but we might have found the cause of her LH lameness so fingers crossed that problem resolves.

So we continue to take it a day at a time and see where we get.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Forward Progress

We are now nearly 2 weeks post Kenz's first PRP injection and I have to say I am pretty happy with how she is doing. While putting up with keeping her amused has been a little difficult at times she is coping well and the best part not showing to much evidence of being sore. Even with an accidental zoomies episode last night which I thought would have set her back, she is still looking ok. Unlike the last time she went on restricted exercise I have seen very little evidence of her waking up stiff so I do feel she is making progress. She is now back to having 2 short walks a day and as of tomorrow we can start gradually increasing them and see how she does. Fingers crossed for good news.