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Re: Chaka is broken (my chocolate lab)
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2017, 08:12:30 AM »
Glad to hear she is doing good! you will have your hands full for a while but well worth it.  :laugh:
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Re: Chaka is broken (my chocolate lab)
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2017, 08:55:31 AM »
Well she's unhappily happy today.
Unhappy about her state of affairs.
I'm guessing it's a bit sore, she's on some pretty good pain killers for the next few days.
Happy to be with me again.
She ate well, had a big drink and is resting again now.
I remembered this morning to take the cone off her head. It makes eating drinking and navigating so much better for her.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: Chaka is broken (my chocolate lab)
« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2017, 08:06:15 PM »
So small update.
Chaka is doing great.
Too good in fact. She's using the leg more than I would like.
We've had to go back to the pinch collar to slow her down some.
Even with the towel supporting her hind end she still can pull me around.

So I guess that's good, but we've got to keep her slow for quite a while yet.
Will be tough by he looks of how she's doing already.
She's using the leg almost every step now.

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I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: Chaka is broken (my chocolate lab)
« Reply #53 on: April 10, 2017, 11:10:19 PM »
Good news!
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Re: Chaka is broken (my chocolate lab)
« Reply #54 on: April 10, 2017, 11:45:03 PM »
Great news. Glad she is up and moving well.


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Re: Chaka is broken (my chocolate lab)
« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2017, 10:03:50 AM »
Happy news seeing technology work for good purposes like keeping our dogs healthy


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Re: Chaka is broken (my chocolate lab)
« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2017, 02:48:53 PM »
Very cool! Good for her.  :smiley:

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Re: Chaka is broken (my chocolate lab)
« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2017, 06:48:58 PM »
Got one happy dog these days. We're at the start of the rehab now. About two weeks ago she was good enough to ditch the belly towel. Part of it was I didn't like how weak her leg was getting, and part was to start restrengthening the leg knowing that this week she could start 10 minute walks.
So we drive out to one of the dykes, 5 mins to here, and 5 back.

One happy pup to be semi free again.

I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: Chaka is broken (my chocolate lab)
« Reply #58 on: June 01, 2017, 11:02:13 AM »
Awesome Sam. Glad to hear it.
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Re: Chaka is broken (my chocolate lab)
« Reply #59 on: June 01, 2017, 01:09:31 PM »
Great news!
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Re: Chaka is broken (my chocolate lab)
« Reply #60 on: June 07, 2017, 08:41:56 AM »
Glad to see all the time and efforts paying off!  Tough to see them "restrained" when we know that they actually seem to smile when running free.
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Re: Chaka is broken (my chocolate lab)
« Reply #61 on: June 07, 2017, 01:10:41 PM »
Had 8 week X-rays today, at week 9.

Everything looks very good, so the slow addition of more week by week now.
Another 4-6 of limited walking, were at about 10 mins per day now, an will add to it each week.
The lake surprised me when I had the boat out and is at 55 degrees or so, depending, explaining the time it takes for her to get cold a lot.

We can get to the cabin now, so swimming and wading will be on the agenda for her.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: Chaka is broken (my chocolate lab)
« Reply #62 on: June 07, 2017, 10:18:42 PM »
Great progress news Sam!  :beercheers:  Keep it up -
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Re: Chaka is broken (my chocolate lab)
« Reply #63 on: June 07, 2017, 10:55:51 PM »
Yes we're all happy with that news.
Chaka has a sore leg tonight, she was extremely agitated/hyper at the clinic this morning.
Jumping, turning circles etc.
There will be many of these days ahead as she exceeds the 'real' limit that she should be at.
It will be a long summer yet for her, but with the lake, it will be easier on her.

I'm just happy to be on the home stretch now!
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
Sam