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Crawling out of the Cave

Crawling out of the Cave

It has been way too long since the last update, post, etc.  A lot of things have been going on recently that have draw my attentions elsewhere.  I apologize for that.  I know a number of people have found their way to this blog because of all the FHO posts and you are probably all wondering how the little labrynees is doing.  It has been almost a year since his second FHO and his hips are holding up great!  He…

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2014!

2014!

We are back in frigid cold of Chicago.  The drive up wasn’t so bad, but man oh man was it a shock to go from 80 degrees to -20 with the wind chills.  The first few days we were back the dogs didn’t want to be outside for long.  Bacio would shiver and just stare at me.  Yuki adjusted faster and was happy to see the snow.  We’ve been back for about a month now and they are both back…

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FHO Recovery Round 2, 2 weeks

FHO Recovery Round 2, 2 weeks

Wow. I don’t know if my little bear understands this time that this surgery is good for him or what, but this recovery has been leaps and bounds better.  So far at least, I’m hoping it stays this way. A short clip of Bacio walking 5 days post surgery Yesterday I took Bacio got his stitches out.  I had to physically remove him from the back seat of my car… It was the only time I had a slight fear…

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Second Femoral Head Ostectomy

Second Femoral Head Ostectomy

It happened.  Round 2 has officially begun.  Last Friday, the 25th, I dropped Bacio off for his second Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) surgery.  We pulled into the parking lot around 8:30am.  it was closer to 8:45 when we got in the door, not because it was a long walk, but Bacio seemed to remember what happens there, and he refused to get out of the car.  Trying to wrestle him out of the car was quite a challenge. I didn’t…

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5 months post FHO and running fine!

5 months post FHO and running fine!

I know I know, I haven’t updated in a long long time.  Things have gotten pretty busy over here. I have been working 3 jobs this year in order to subsidize the costs of Bacio’s surgeries and therapies.  Now that the weather is warmer work has been busy!  In addition to that I’ve had some things going on with friends and family.  So please please accept my apologies for not being as prompt with my updates and comment responses. That…

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Three months after Femoral Head Ostectomy

Three months after Femoral Head Ostectomy

Tomorrow is April 18th, on January 18th, three months ago, Bacio went his for his FHO surgery on his right hip.  His hip dysplasia is so severe it was pretty much a flip of the coin deciding which leg to operate on first.  With all the set backs, falling, and stubborness we’ve gone through with Bacio, we’re finally seeing major improvements.  I have to give a HUGE thanks to Integrative Pet Care for the progress we’ve made.  In fact, Bacio…

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First long walk after FHO shadowed by a fall

First long walk after FHO shadowed by a fall

Argggh. I’m so frustrated right now.  I’m mad at Bacio.  We were doing so well this morning.  We got some therapy exercises in, had some play time with Yuki, and then we were off for a stroll.  The weather is in the mid 30’s today, so off to the park we went.  We meandered through the not as muddy parts of the part, and the dogs caught up on their sniffs.  Everything had to be smelled, every tree, every odd…

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Peanut Butter Hydrotherapy Motivation

Peanut Butter Hydrotherapy Motivation

Well, Bacio keeps increasing his times in the hydro tank.  He did 15 minutes today.  Every session he’s able to go longer, and he kinda has a crush on the therapist I think.  The one problem with Bacio is his lack of motivation.  He get bored, stares off at random things, sometimes he watches himself in the mirror, and then he forgets to walk.  We’ve tried toys and treats, and he just doesn’t care.  Well… today we tried peanut butter….

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Two Months After FHO Surgery, Recovery Progress

Two Months After FHO Surgery, Recovery Progress

Hard to believe it has already been two months since Bacio’s FHO surgery.  I remember being so scared, anxious, and nervous driving him to the vet.  I knew what I was doing was in his best interest, yet I was still concerned.  For newer readers that may not be familiar with Bacio, he was diagnosed with hip dysplasia at a year old, but never showed signs of pain.  I held off on anything invasive until he showed some signs of…

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Bacio Fakes It.

Bacio Fakes It.

Ahhhh.  I’m so ready for winter to be over.  Every single time we have therapy, it snows.  The therapy has been going well so far.  Bacio has definitely gained some confidence.  He’s kinda like the hydrotherapy now and his sessions are getting longer and longer.  The laser therapy he’s not too sure of still. About a week ago, the little guy balanced on his right hind leg to pee.  That’s right folks.  He balanced on the leg that he had…

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