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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nathan gets his 5 week post-op check up

The neurosurgeon examined Nathan this morning.  He is 2 days short of 5 weeks from this second surgery.   She was pleased with his progress, but he's got a long way to go.   He is leaning his weight forward rather than giving equal weight to his back legs.  We have exercises to do to force him to put more weight on his back legs.  One exercise is putting his front legs on the first step of doggie stairs forcing him to stand on his back legs.  This can also be done by just lifting him up on his back legs on forcing him to support himself on the back legs.  So, in addition to working on getting walking again, we will be focusing on building stability on the back legs.  

Nathan sure does like being the center of attention!!


  1. "Making progress" are the key words. Keep up the great work!

  2. These little stinkers are sooooo slow to heal. Snails pace sound familiar? The important thing is that Nathan is making progress.

    Nathan you are a very brave boy. Keep up the hard work, you will get there.

    I love the stair idea. I'm going to try that with Cher.