We are now 15 days post accident. It has been a hard journey for our poocha and her entire family. It has been full of emotional ups and downs, worry and hope. At times it is 10 steps forwards and then 10 steps back, but progress is being made slowly in a positive direction. Animals are far more resilient than their human family members.
I really have to give Poocha Granny a huge bouquet because she has dropped everything to come and watch her furry grandpuppy. Thank you mom.
Roo is mending, but it is going to take 3-4 months before she is 100%. The vet said around the 6 week mark she will be ambulatory, but can not run or jump. She is starting to get a little stir crazy from being sequestered to her bed or the laundry basket. She is making overtures of movement. She is stretching and trying to stand, but her rear left leg is very weak and that is the side where the fracture was the worst of the two. I have been doing range of motion movements with all her paws to keep her joints mobile and massaging her as well. She surprised us today by standing and taking some wobbly steps before I could restrain her. I helped her out by supporting her midsection so she could sniff in the backyard. Yay Roo!
She is off her pain meds which is awesome, drinking water and fussily eating. I am now Grand Duchess Roo's executive chef and she prefers scrambled eggs.
There is still concern about her bladder and I am worried there may be some nerve damage because she doesn't urinate for long periods, sometimes a day between, but this could be because she is not ambulating or sniffing, and her system is essentially upside down at the moment.
All things being equal I think we are getting there and we just have to keep positive. So please keep sending your positive vibes & healing thoughts.