October 26th 2010 7:33 am
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Two weeks have passed since I had my cruciate ligament repaired.
I am still being extremely fussy when I eat and mom has turned into my personal chef and is making me rice and either chicken or ground beef. She is also having to be more creative in hiding my pills.
I am still confined to one room, so I am getting pretty bored. We got the OK to try 10 minute walks, so I have been getting out some. The first time we went for a walk, at about the 6 minute mark (mom is timing my walks with a stop watch) I layed down on the driveway and didn't want to move any more. I know my limits, and I had had enough of a walk. Mom had no choice but to wait beside until I decided I was ready to go back in the house.
I am enjoying the leg massages that mom must do, but I do not like the progressive range of motion (PROM) exercises that need to be done. Mom is supposed to get up to 15 repetitions of the PROM's, but so far has only managed 11 at the most before I make her stop.
The healing phase after this surgery is 12 weeks, so I only have 10 more weeks to go. I am looking forward to week 9, that is when we get to try stairs, then maybe I can have a bit more freedom.
For now I am keeping busy voting in 6th Annual Coolest Dog and Cat competition. Five paws to all my pals!!
Sounds your momma is taking good special care of you Abby.We are hoping for your complete recovery.
Your momma is taking such good care of you. :o) *hugs* We know you'll heal up quickly by week 12!
Thanks fur the update, Abby. We pawray fur you and your mommy evfurry day. This time of the year, those ten weeks will fly by, you'll see!
sounds like you are being well cared for by your Momma...we know you will be good as new by week 12!!
Moms make excellent nurses and physical therapists! and you have one of the best!
Take care Abby!
We are so pleased to hear about your progress Abby. Keep up the good work mommy.
YAY, Abby, fur duin' SO well at wecuberin'!!! Botin' in da Coolest Dog an' Kitty Show r a GWATE way tu pass da time!!
Abby your momma is doing everything possible to make sure that you recover completely. You have a great momma who loves you a lot.
Take care, Abby!!!! And your momma is taking great care of you... You should listen to her ;)
Love and barks,
Good job, Abby! Way to know when to stop! You are a good girl!
Keep up the good work! The road seems so long when you're on it, but you'll remember it like it was fast!
Tell your Mama to try hand feeding you! It's THE BEST! Really makes you feel like royalty!! BOL!
Abby- Sounds like your Momma is a fine nurse. As well as an excellent cook.....Physical theraphist and exercise coach. I'm sure she is your entertainment too.... Glad to hear you know your limits and are behaving yourself....You'll be mended in no time.Huggies and Kissies, baby,Precious and Mazy
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