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 was working and was happy to be out when I got home.
Unfortunately, his muscles just aren’t strengthening as fast as I had hoped. He’s got nothing holding his leg in place. When he lifts it up it just dangles there. My last hope for him to make a strong recovery is going to be the underwater treadmill and resistance pool at Integrative Pet Care. We have our initial consultation tomorrow with a therapist to figure out the best way to go about building muscle. Tomorrow will make 5 weeks into the recovery, and I am not feeling very confident about how far we’ve progressed.
I don’t know if I should up the protein in his diet, try getting him to walk longer, or keep him quieter… Hopefully the therapists will calm my nerves. I will update everyone tomorrow on what his professional plan for recovery is. Sorry this post was more of a vent for me, rather than an enjoyable read for you…
Here’s a picture to make up for it.