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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Today's acupuncture visit

My sweet boy hooked up to the electrodes!...and loving on his doctor.... vet said Nathan doesn't need to come back for another 6 weeks! 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Getting my hopes up....

Not to jinx anything, but Nathan hasn't pooped in bed in over 2 weeks.    Could bowel control be starting to come back?  He's definitely doing better with pee pees, particularly on long walks where he'll pee on everything he smells.   We have what I think will be our last acupuncture session next week.    I'm considering doing another round of the K-laser at my vet.   When the boys had their annually teeth cleaning about 4 weeks ago, our Vet gave Nathan a pro-bono K-laser treatment (well, pro-bono + $1,200 in other vet expenses).   Nathan had a series of 5 treatments back when he first had the surgery, but he was too ill to tell if it had any effect.   However, I'm a bit suspicious of Nathan's seemingly unusual spike in improvement about 3 weeks ago.   It could just be a coincidence, but what if its not???    I just read this article about integrating acupuncture and laser therapy for IVDD treatment.  I found it very interesting.....

Thursday, January 19, 2012

2 Day Business Trip

The stars aligned and both my husband and I had a business trip on the same 2 days.  The vet tech who was to stay at our house canceled at the last minute.  I was able to get a pet sitter who had some experience with special needs dogs to stay at our house.  She had never care for the boys before.

Before day-one was out, Frankie had vomited all over our white carpet (I know, why do I have white carpet with 2 dogs?).   Nathan, having a flare for the dramatic, did his normal thing....when he is not happy about his day being out of order, he rubs his nose in the carpet so hard that it literally rubs a sore into his nose turning it raw and pink.  The sitter thought he had cut his nose on something, which of course, he had not.  

Luckily, day-2, the boys settled down and all was well.    I'm home and all is well and the boys are happy to be back in their normal routine.  It's clear to see who runs this household!

Monday, January 9, 2012

It's a bird, It's a plane, its....Nathan RUNNING

Not sure if you can really judge just how fast Nathan is running.  You can kind of tell by how fast I'm moving and by the sound of Frankie's panting in the background.
I don't even know what to say!!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Steady as he goes

Nathan has been walking so well this week.  Normally by 2 wks post acupuncture, he begins to deteriorate, but not this time.  His leg muscles seem stronger to me.  He still does a little paw flip dragging the top of his foot so wrapping one toe on each foot is still definitely needed.  

He's doing pretty well on longer walks to empty his bladder, but I still can't get the instant pee pee on the front lawn.  Still emptying his bladder for that.    Could be some progress happening there.  Can't say the same for poops!!