I finally got to see my rehab vet on Valentine's Day. I had to cancel my visit in December because I had the pneumonia caused by my megaesophagus and then she had to cancel my January visit because she was bitten by a dog.
She thinks I have something called a "bulging disc" in my lumbar spine that is pressing on the femoral nerve on the right. She says I have muscle loss along my spine, especially on the right side and some other stuff that makes it likely.
I went back earlier this month and when they did the thing where they pick up each paw and put it down on the ground so the top of the paw is on the floor, I left my right rear paw like that for a second or 2 before fixing it. That means my nerves aren't working right.
I ended up having a bunch of acupuncture done on that visit. I also got barked at by Chariot from Angels With Misplaced Wings while he was waiting to start his underwater treadmill session because he could see me waiting in my room!
My people picked up a second Assissi Loop and are using 1 loop 2-3 times a day on my lumbar spine and are using the other loop twice a day on my right shoulder. I like the loop, it feels good even if my joints do crackle when I move afterwards. My woman says that's a good thing.
My man had surgery a couple of weeks ago. He had hernias that needed fixing and had to stay in the hospital. He was gone for 2 nights and I had people stay with me so I stayed calm and didn't have breathing problems because of my collapsing trachea.
My friends Megan came to my house at 5 a.m. on the Friday my man had surgery and stayed with me while my woman was gone. She was here until about 4:30 p.m. and she stopped me from having some breathing issues.
My neighbor Daniel came over on Saturday while my woman went to see my man at the hospital. He also came back on Sunday and stayed with me and, when my woman came home, she had my man with her!!!! He was supposed to be in the hospital for 3-5 nights but he was healing fast and they said he didn't need to stay there.
My neighbor Sharon came over when my people were gone for my man's 1st post-surgery appointment.
I get to have my man home for 5 more weeks too!
I have a new friend I like to play with. His name is Cooper and he kind of looks like me but he's much smaller. And he's crazy. I like to get him running and then "chase" him when he runs by. He likes to play with me like my BFF Jonny used to like to play with me.