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First Therapy Session After FHO surgery and fall

First Therapy Session After FHO surgery and fall

Yesterday was Bacio’s first day of school therapy.  I was excited about, more so than him.  We braved through the wet snow storm to get there, even though it’s only 5-10 minutes from our living quarters.  This session was a double session.  We started off with laser therapy.  The laser therapy stimulated the cells in his muscles and bones.  It helps the body “wake up”, so they can start healing, building new tissues, all that fun stuff… I wonder if…

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First Week After FHO Video

First Week After FHO Video

Sorry Guys, but better late than never.  I had some issues with the new computer, I haven’t been able to get the video on the machine.  It is semi fixed, but I’m still upset with Apple.  Here’s a little video of his first 8 days after the FHO surgery: He walks pretty well in those videos and his leg looks much more defined than it is now.  That makes me sad.  I think the fall on the stairs really set…

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Laser and Hydro Therapy Treatment Post FHO

Laser and Hydro Therapy Treatment Post FHO

Yesterday Bacio had his consultation appointment with the therapists over at Integrative Pet Care.  Yuki and I came along for moral support.  I have to admit, after hearing about the costs for therapy and the initial consultation, I was a bit wary.  Before the appointment I had asked friends for opinions and read reviews all over the internet.  For the most part the reviews were 5 star, and I have to say, after that consultation visit, I feel like most…

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Physical Therapy for FHO Recovery

Physical Therapy for FHO Recovery

Smash.  That’s what Bacio did this morning.  He was too giddy this morning and tried to move to fast and his legs did the splits.  I tried not to freak out too much.  He seemed a bit shaken up, so I gave him a pain pill expecting him to not feel so great today.  Morning walk was slow, I get so paranoid about his ligaments and knees when he falls.  He spent most the day in the crate while I…

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FHO Recovery, One month later

FHO Recovery, One month later

Bacio’s surgery was a month ago, but it still feels like it was only last week.  Today we went in for a follow up appointment.  He’s still on the long road to recovery, but Bacio’s road might be a bit longer than most.  The stumble he took on the stairs may have set him back a couple weeks.  Although his knee and ligaments seem fine, the pain from the fall seems to have slowed his progress. I was able to…

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Sveti Trifun, Valentine’s Day, FHO Recovery Progress

Sveti Trifun, Valentine’s Day, FHO Recovery Progress

Ah Valentine’s Day… the day that isn’t good for anyone.  It puts too much pressure on couples wondering what they should be doing, how far should they go on Valentine’s Day, and if they don’t do enough its grounds for an argument.  On the other side there are the single people who get to be reminded of all the warm fuzzies they’re missing out on by living their single lives.  I myself have 2 literal warm fuzzies, so I’m not…

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Falling down the stairs, Post FHO

Falling down the stairs, Post FHO

After Bacio took his tumble on Wednesday morning, I started panicking about whether or not he tore a ligament or something of the sort.  Many folks tried to keep me calm and told me to wait a day or two, that maybe he was just sore from the fall.  Well I didn’t see any improvement the following day, and contacted a vet friend.  His advice was to get him checked out just in case. Today we stopped back in at…

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Attempting Stairs after the FHO

Attempting Stairs after the FHO

We’ve spent our first night in Chicago since the surgery.  I moved my bed to the ground so that Bacio can sleep on the bed.  This morning I was getting ready for work and it was time to take him out.  The first trip down hardwood stairs. Fail. He fell, his leg looked disgusting, almost at a 90 degree angle, soooo I carried him the rest of the way down the stairs.  My daily work out are now carrying Bacio up and…

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