Monday, December 31, 2012

2012: A year in review

2012 started out with Kenz on restricted activity to see if we could resolve her what was starting to look like a chronic case of biceps tendonitis. I had gone ahead with the series of PRP injections and then commenced gradually resuming normal activities.

In early February 7 weeks into the shoulder rehab I was dealt what turned out to be a devastating piece of news - Kenz was diagnosed with a grade 2 medial luxating patella and to get the best outcome for her it was likely that surgery was going to be the only option and it was more a case of when not if.

Given at that point the verdict over what may be needed with the shoulder wasn't clear it was agreed to monitor the patella and continue on with rehabbing.

Kenz was able to attend the Double K mini herding clinic in April and get a little bit of freedom. By early May though her left hind issue had continue to worsen and the decision was made to go ahead with surgery.

She coped ok with the confinement and post-surgery rehab but it wasn't the success it should have been.

Despite all the hiccups she did managed to finish off her Rally-O Novice title in early October after passing her 3 attempts. Not the scores she might have got if she was at full capacity but she did enough to get through.

If her lameness issues weren't enough before Christmas she had a seriously bad EIC episode.

Normally at this time of year I would be thinking about future goals for 2013 and making training plans. Things are not so good and I am still hoping that she can see the inside of the ring in some capacity but I am just not sure.

Emma has said to give it a few months as the situation may still yet continue to improve before considering any further diagnostics. She has suggested Kenz may resume obedience training again in the new year. In the meantime we are to keep with the swimming, running and balance disc work and if things get aggravated I am to back off what I am doing with her and reassess. 

Its all about taking it a day at a time and hoping that one day I will wake up and the the world will look a whole lot brighter for my little girl, who means the world to me.

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