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Christmas is the time

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to obsess over my new purple kangaroo!  Hope everyone had a great day – I did (except for getting my picture taken)

Love, Tai

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December 26th, 2016 at 1:08 am

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Christmas Eve…

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Happy Christmas Eve to all!  Tai had her second PT appointment 2 days ago which went well I think.   As you can tell by her face, she was not as happy as I was.  There was even some terrier-grumbling when she was on the water treadmill.  She would stop walking on the treadmill and then be carried backwards which made us all laugh 😀   She took a long, well deserved afternoon nap when we got home.  I have noticed some weakness in her hind leg so was happy she got some work in.   Unfortunately when I went down with my knee she wasn’t able to get any at-home PT for a while, so we will definitely do the work recommended now that she is home.

She has also started coming to work with me again, which is a relief for us both.   I  have a few days off and am kicking back and resting my knee.

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December 24th, 2016 at 2:53 pm

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Home again!

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Tai came home on Saturday – hooray!  She is somewhat annoyed that I can’t walk as fast as she can, though I’m moving around with only one crutch now.  I think she gained a little weight on her vacation at my sister’s.  She is also somewhat cranky about her at home PT.  I am working on that by trying to make it at least sound like fun and encouraging her with a low-cal treat.  I noticed that her remaining back leg is showing weakness – as always, she is happy to walk but will occasionally drop onto her butt and look at me.

She wants to play chase the toy still, so we do that.  Since my doc said no stairs (the bedroom is upstairs) we are sleeping in the living room and she has a smaller, confined space to play.  I think this works out for her – she also has two beds in here.  She will chase the toy and take it to one of her beds and then expects me to come to her to throw it again.  This is how she was before the surgery, she just gets more tired now.

Speaking of – 60 days post surgery now!  Yay for Tai!

Written by traceym

December 15th, 2016 at 2:32 am

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Empathy

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So the orthopedist thinks I tore the miniscus in my left knee.  Ugh.  It happened at work as I was going down the stairs and WOW did it ever hurt.  I had been having trouble with that knee for a while and it finally gave up on me.

Tai was with me – I was stuck on the second floor landing and she was in the third floor office.  What a night – I was in so much pain, my co-worker insisted on calling an ambulance (how embarrassing) because I could not make it down the stairs.  My sister and her husband were hugely helpful in getting me home and now Tai is at my sister’s house since I didn’t feel comfortable taking her out on my own tripod of crutches and one leg.

I have a new appreciation as to how well Tai has adapted.  Our Tripawds really do amaze us.  She’s such a little thing but – as you all told me – adapted really well.   Since I am managing OK now with minimal pain, Tai will come home this weekend – I can’t wait, the house is so quiet!  I will try to work out how do to PT with her – I really want to keep it up but getting down on the floor with her is out of the question.  I could try putting her on the couch.   We will get it done but not rush it.

Written by traceym

December 6th, 2016 at 11:35 pm

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Physical therapy

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We had our session yesterday!  We were at Wizard of Paws in CT.   Nice facility (I liked that it was smaller, it felt cozy) with lots of equipment and even water treadmills. After the initial paperwork I talked to Dr. Gross and told her Tai’s story.  She took her time with both of us so I had a lot of confidence.  Tai was not as confident and was ready to leave when she realized she would have to work 🙂   She did appreciate the positive reinforcement (and treats).

Tai worked her core and back leg on the balls and this purple thing.  She also did a few minutes on the treadmill.    We have a purple thing (OK, it’s called the Infinity, I just checked) at home and Dr. Gross wrote down a couple of exercises for us to do.  We did them tonight but I have to be more diligent about the time we spend.   I have some kind of issue with my own knee and it’s painful for me to be on the floor.   We are a sight on our morning walk with both of us limping, LOL.

Tai hard at work (there are a couple more pix on the Wizard of Paws Facebook page too).  She did great!!  We return in a few weeks for a check and another session.  The doc also recommended the book Without Regret – don’t know if anyone has read it, I plan on picking it up.

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December 1st, 2016 at 2:00 am

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