Sidney's FHO Journey - one month after surgery

Today Sidney went back to the Surgical Specialty hospital for his one month checkup. Despite his having a rough day last Thursday, he was in good spirits and moving pretty well today. I had been getting discouraged because he was just not wanting to use the leg, but in the last couple days it's like he turned a corner. He's started standing on all fours and taking a few "normal" steps as he moves around.

Today, Sidney actually let the vet manipulate his leg! Doc said he could feel no rubbing or grinding, which is how we want things to be. He says it's great that Sidney is starting to use his leg more, that he's right on track. Sidney's got a couple more months healing to go. We are going to quit the Metacam now, and just use Rimadyl when he's having a rough day. I left the vet feeling happier than I have felt in a long time.

Sidney has been going to swim therapy twice a week at the Total Dog Swim and Fitness center in Oceanside. We are so pleased with Natalie and how wonderful she is with Sidney. Sidney has one more session with the trainer, and then we go to self-swim for another month or so.

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Comment by Geri & Sidney on October 12, 2010 at 11:57am
The video works now! Thanks, Sam!
Comment by Jane Voller & Widget on October 12, 2010 at 10:08am
Way to go Sidney!! I'm sure it's a relief for BOTH of you!
Comment by Elizabeth on October 12, 2010 at 7:58am
Comment by Bev Levy on October 12, 2010 at 7:35am
Wahoo for Sidney!
Comment by Judi, Dawn, Soffie & Griffyn on October 12, 2010 at 7:34am
Great news Sidney!! Keep it up!!
Comment by Guinness & Rosie on October 12, 2010 at 4:28am
No video, but great update and photo! So happy to hear Sidney is on the mend!
Comment by Geri & Sidney on October 12, 2010 at 3:48am
Heh, I'm not sure if the videos worked out or not...they were there one minute, gone the next. This posting business gets tricky!

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