Sunday, May 28, 2017
The PT guides mentioned getting her to walk in circles and figure-8's around week 6, and she's been doing all sorts of maneuvering -- backing up, sitting, standing, hunting for toys, that the exercise is basically futile. She just moves around like normal -- minus the sad limp she used to have. In fact, she is doing so well that I am scared that we did something wrong and will get in trouble for not moderating her movement more. We are not letting her upstairs, just the few steps in and out of the house. So there are still restrictions.
She goes back for an x-ray on June 7th. They don't want her to swim until 14 weeks out -- but I don't know if we can wait that long. She is going crazy from the lack of activity and not seeing people that she is bonkers on our walks and we have to watch her in the yard because she decides to start tearing around in circles. I just hope I have an easy time like this after my knee surgery!
There is still strength to recover and we are working on getting her to place the leg normally. When it was weak, she held it away from her body for more stability. We are working on getting her to place her weight evenly. But all in all, I consider the surgery a success. There is a big bill to pay for it this month, but once that is behind us, all I want to think about is the future.
She and I did stay home for the long weekend because there are too many temptations at camp and the car ride would be a problem too (she likes to stand the entire way). Hopefully we can all go together on the 4th of July. But for now, we are doing fine at home.