We are at a stand still. This may be the best she will do. I will know after the 6 month mark. Her injury date was Oct 22, 2021.
Her ACL is a full tear and femur is offset. I doubt she will walk She is 13 1/2 yrs old with a heart condition so surgery is NOT an option for her.
She's doing well considering a full tear and the joint misaligned.
She would have been 12 yrs old today. I lost her last yr on Nov 13th to hip dysplasia. It seems like yesterday to me. It still feels the same..maybe lesser pain in my heart but she is in my thoughts EVERY SINGLE DAY. I wish I could have one day with her again...and be soaked in doggie kisses. She was also my weather dog. She let me know hours before that it was going to rain. I could talk about her for hours because she was so much more than just a dog. So many things she overcame or tried really hard to. She was a tough girl.
I MISS HER and LOVE HER!
I hope you are running and playing with the other doggies and having a wonderful time. No Fears, No Pain.
Music By Joey Feek- When I'm Gone
Sydney is doing better. The braces have helped a lot and we have been aggressive with her home therapy and supplements. Much progress in a short period of time.
I tell ya, my girls had a blast this time. Normally they lay down and go to sleep after 15-20 minutes. This time we were out looking for over an hour..and they stayed upright and watching everything. It was a beautiful weather night as well and just perfect. It was alot of fun.
For partial ACL tear - this is pretty full of water to help keep weight off and be more like swimming. this was in the very beginning of hydrotherapy. as time went on..the water levels were lowered just a little..done to below the shoulder blades and top of forearm area. That's why you see this trot she is doing.
What I am doing her is trying to get Sydney to kick her back legs. I was putting my finger between her paw pads to make her kick or push off. This was us doing therapy for a leg issue. Sydney is a real licker..nickname.. ms licky poo. She's terrified of people and certain noises..but trusts me wholeheartedly. I rescued her hours before being euthanized in a high kill shelter. She was deemed Anti social. ggrr.. She just needed someone to love her and provide her a safe and quiet place to live out her life. She is very needy. Also a lazy kind of dog. But as sweet as she can be. I worked with her throughout the summer several times a week. She did very well and her leg regained its strength. She made an almost perfect and full recovery.