The Trials and Tribulations of Darius

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Feeling stronger every day!!!

September 24th 2008 7:31 am
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Yeah, I know it's a song title, but it is exactly how I'm feeling right now. I want to start running but Mom (in her infinite wisdom) won't let me. She keeps telling me that my leg has to heal more before I can start running. It's just so unfair that Kea gets to run around in the back yard and I can't. Mom won't even let me jump up on the bed and I know that I can. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to wait a little longer.

 

I'm a walkin' guy

September 23rd 2008 7:25 am
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Yeah, my knee seems to be getting better every day. Mom's having to hold me back so I don't run!!!! I don't mind this therapy stuff at all. We get to go walking every day and for the last two days Mom has taken me by myself!!!!!! I show her how good I am doing and we just keep walking a little more each day. I know I have a long way to go, but I think I can see the light at the end of a very, very long tunnel. Mom's hoping that in about 4 weeks we can move to some gentle trails!!!!!

 

Finally!!!!

September 18th 2008 5:25 am
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Yeah, my staples (sutures) came out yesterday. I still get in trouble for licking my incission but I don't have those nasty pieces of metal in me any more. I also got to go for my first real walk since after my surgery. Mom got some rehab instructions yesterday and one of them is for me to walk up inclines and down declines. The great thing about this is that our house has a gentle slope up and down depending on which way you walk. We walked all around the block last night and it was WONDERFUL!!! I can't wait to see if I'm gonna get to go for a walk tonight.

 

I wanna run and jump

September 16th 2008 10:00 am
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I'm feeling so good that I wanna jump on and off the couch and bed. Mom's being a grouch and not letting me!!! I try to tell her that my leg is feeling better, but she still doesn't want me to do any jumping. I have to be really good just to get off my leash in the back yard . She keeps telling me she is worried about me hurting my bone and it not healing right. Doesn't she understand that I just wanna be me. She let's Kea be her spoiled self, I'm the good one!!!! I've just gotta make her understand.

 

On the mend

September 15th 2008 5:34 am
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Yeah!!!! I'm feeling better every day. I'm starting to walk a little bit on my right leg, but I don't bend my knee very much just yet!!!! Mom's happy that I"m beginning to be mobile again, but she's really upset with me some times when I jump down from the couch. Doesn't she realize that I'm getting BETTER!!!! I can't wait to get rid of these staples and have mom stop yeling at me for trying to lick the incision. Doesn't she know it itches??????

 

Success!!!!

September 9th 2008 5:09 am
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Well my surgery was a success, or at least that's what Dr. Anderson told Mom. It was really hard being away from Mom for two nights, especially since she came to visit me the day of my surgery and I wanted to go home with her right then!!!!!! I'm trying to be a good boy with my recovery but it's really hard not to jump on or off the couch or Mom's (my!!!) bed. I'm not exactly the patient type!!!! Today is the first day that Mom's leaving me cuz she has to work at her school. Kea and I are in our kennels (yuck!!!). Oh, well I guess it's for my own good, even though Kea is really upset about having to be in her kennel.

 

Thanks and Update

September 4th 2008 5:14 am
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Thanks soooo much for all the support and wonderful rosettes I've received. It means a lot to me and my family. On Wednesday Mom and I met with the orthopedic surgeon (Dr. Anderson) and he confirmed that I did have a torn CCL. We talked about the pros and cons of surgery and treating my condition with medication and decided that surgery was the best option. I'm going under the knife later today and I hope to be home tomorrow some time. Then I get to start the recovery process. I hope that Kea takes it easy on me while I'm rehabbing.

 

Surgery Again????

September 2nd 2008 5:17 am
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Well Mom and I went to visit Dr. K on Saturday since my limp wasn't getting any better. To make a long story short, I was diagnosed with a torn cranial cruciate ligament (in humans this would be a torn ACL). Mom's calling Dr. K this morning for a referal to the specialist. It seems like another surgery is in the works for me and from what Mom read lots and lots of rehab. Hopefully we'll be able to get to see the surgeon later this week (Mom's hoping for tomorrow) and we can decide what to do!!!!!! Mom was feeling really bad until she talked with one of Dr. K's tech's who told her that the same thing happened to her dog. The tech told Momthat her dog had similar symptoms and she didn't think anything about it either and that Mom had actually brought me to see Dr. K sooner than she had brought her dog in. Mom still feels bad, but she doesn't blame herself about my getting hurt. On the positive side, she took Kea and I for a drive on Sunday!!!!! Maybe I can work this for all it's worth!!!

 

Rain, rain go away

August 25th 2008 5:59 am
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It's finally staring to get a little bit cooler here and now its raining!!!! I want to go for walks again and the weather just isn't cooperating. There's only so much of this inside stuff that a guy like me can take!!!! Please mister weather man give us some nice cool(er) days!!!!!!

 

Am I Getting Old????

August 20th 2008 12:02 pm
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Lately I've been having trouble with my back right leg. I don't want to put any weight on it at all. Mom's wondering if I might have to go visit Dr. K. She knows that I'm turning a little bit gray (well a lot bit but not as much as Mom) and that being "long bodied" I might be prone to some back problems, but I'm not worried. I think I just overdid it a ittle bit when we played outside last night with Kea.

 
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