Just to let you know that young Munch went for her check-up on Monday & all seems to be going well. We've another month of this confinement to go but herself is now allowed off the lead for a full 5 minutes a day... needless to say she's just a little bored with it all?! She's such a good girl though & comes back when she's called. Roll on spring & being able to take her for proper walks & runs again! Thanks SLR for helping us through this 2nd hip op! Woofs M&M xx
Latest update: i took the healing lil lass for a short hydrotherapy session on Wednesday... brrrrrrrr is that sea cold!!? Even though it was low tide, the waves were really big so i had to get completely soaked getting us out past them. Luckily i've invested in a great sleeveless wetsuit so just about avoided hyperthermia. Munch had 5-10 mins swimming, then we got a lift straight home to give her a warm wash off. Also to let you know have finally started driving lessons... the top box conversion for my motorbike went well & Munch loves it but 'cos her leg's always going to be "special", thought it's probably best to be sensible & get us 4 wheels instead of 2... boo hoo am getting old, lol. Woofs from M&M xx ps. Helen, huge was planted & Munch says she hopes she'll get to see her old family again at some point this year
Great update Mair. You are mad. I am hoping to get down your way either end of May or July sometime, so would love to meet up. Got to meet up with all the Sussex, Kent borders. Cambers Sands beckons.....
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Latest update: went to see the vet yesterday & she's pleased with young lurcher's progress so far. We're now allowed to go for an hour's walk each day but VERY slowly & only on the lead... joy!? Am to continue with physio & exercises for another 2 months, then back to the vet for another check-up in May. Am doing my 3rd driving lesson today & have my test booked for April 12th, meep! Goddess are cars boring though?! Keeping focused on how much better life will be for the thin coated hound when we have 4 wheels though Looking forward to meeting up with lovely SLR lasses in the summer :-) Woofs from M&M xx
Latest update: sadly failed my driving test yesterday... my examiner was being tested too, so had a full Fiat 500 & basically just panicked, doh! Re-test booked for May 26th... My 'bike's up for auction on ebay & buyers seem more interested in Munch?! cgi.ebay.co.uk/Honda-Transalp-600_W0QQitemZ260582454361QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Motorcycles?hash=item3cabecb459#ht_500wt_977 Just incase you'd like to see a pic of both the 'bike & the lil' lurcher She's not doing too badly with our daily hour walks, although think she's getting a mite impatient for a proper tazz about, bless her paws... only a month to go 'til our next check-up!? Woofs to all at SLR from M&M xx
Latest update: we went to see the vet yesterday & Munch still needs to build up more muscle on her special leg. So we're starting on weekly hydrotherapy sessions ie. me wading into sea with young lurcher in her RuffWear harness & letting her swim for 10 mins then building the time up slowly each week. Even with that wet-suit that sea's still rather bracing!? Brrrr! We're to continue with the daily physio & the hour walk is to be split into 2x 35 mins.... long old road heh? Splashes & woofs from M&M xx
Swimming Munch in the sea won't be all that good for her, the water is too cold. I am surprised your vet has advised this.
Warm water increases the circulation of blood to the muscles increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients and flushing away waste products, leading to muscle relaxation and a reduction in pain and stiffness. Improved circulation reduces swelling around an injured area and enhances healing from injury.
Hi star lurcher people Just to let you know that Munch is still slowly building her muscles in her leg, we'll be seeing her vet again in a few weeks though, so shall check about getting her to a hydro pool. Really gutted to hear that we may be doing the wrong thing though, as everyone professional (& otherwise) who's been asked about the "sea treatment" has said they think it's a great way to help her get well again Been a grim few months as my Mum unexpectedly passed away towards the end of April & me & the lil' hound are missing her lots. Bit of good news though, i passed my driving test at the end of May, so we now have a small 4x4 (goddess bless credit cards!?) to take us to the beach or up to the country park etc. Woofs & pants from M&M xx
Latest update: Just got back from the vet's & yes, warm hydro sessions may help her build up that muscle mass more quickly, so am being referred as i type this - local hydro referral centre called "Doggy Paddle" charges £25 per session(!). Vet has said to give it a month & if there's no obvious improvement she'll recommend that Munch has another x-ray :-\ She's said we're doing everything humanly possible & not to lose heart but must admit it's hard keeping positive through all of this. Young Munch seems happy as anything though, so no worries on the canine morale-front Woofs from M&M xx
Hi y'all Latest update: went for Munch's first professional hydro therapy session on Friday & she did herself proud. As she'd been doing the weekly swim in the sea she was allowed to do 5 mins & wasn't even phased, so they let her do another 5 mins & she still wasn't even panting (her lil' nostrils were flaring a bit though)... then she spent 10 mins tazzing about with a young 3 legged retriever who'd had the previous session!? Loon! We're doing 3 more weekly sessions & hoping we'll get visible improvement - currently her special leg is 2" smaller in diameter - if not the vet's recommended another x-ray :-\ Keeping paws & fingers crossed the improvement will happen though... Wish we'd been told about the warm hydro about a year ago mind?! :-\ Thanks for the "up" Bernice! Almost the end of July now & Munch has been asking when she'll be seeing some other lurchers down at Camber Sands.....? Woofs from M&M