Monday, March 10, 2014

ACL Update

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Since Ray's ACL scare, we've been super, super careful in getting him lots of rest in hopes that it was maybe a sprain. With his anxiety over being in a Vet's office, I didn't want to subject him to several consultations if it wasn't necessary, but I also don't want him suffering physical pain as a trade off.

I'm pretty happy to report that since the initial weekend, we've limited his movement enough that he hasn't limped in nearly two weeks. He is allowed to go upstairs at night for bedtime and down for the daytime. He and Julius are not allowed to rough house (of course) and they do separate potty breaks outside. Ray and I haven't had our walks since that weekend, but I'm thinking we may start very, very short walks next week and see how it goes.

Our Vet said that although he isn't limping any longer, it could still be a partial tear that may re-tear with too much exercise. I'll keep a very close eye on it and, if necessary will take the next step, but after the skin tag scare, I'm not going to rush to surgery unless I truly feel it is warranted.

I want to thank everyone for all of your thoughts and words of concern. We appreciate each and every one of you.

9 comments:

  1. So glad things are looking up!! Here's to no surgery!

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  2. I'm glad you are seeing improvement! Also, I love his butt!

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  3. Fingers are crossed for no surgery!! Keep us posted!

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  4. We really hope you can avoid the surgery! Glad it's getting a little bit better and keeps going up and up.

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  5. Good job keeping him calm! Hope he heals without needing surgery:)

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