Oh....I so love my time with Emma at Integrative. Look at me go!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Today was a very exciting day for me! I got to spend almost the whole day with my favorite therapists at Integrative Pet Care -- Emma and Jeanine! I am over the moon with my care team. You know what? I am going to be going there every day for the next few weeks! Yup. You got that right! Every darn day! These wonderful folks want to help me get on my feet so badly. They see my potential (and I think they are pretty darn enamored with my puppy kisses too). So momma drops me off and I get to spend time with the therapists throughout the day. She and all of the CEBR volunteers are so grateful.
Today I got to go swimming in the therapy pool not once but twice! Plus I did lots of exercise and flexion and range of motion too. Towards the end of the day I got to meet with Robin, my orthotics expert. I get my own pair of custom boots! She measured me and took a mold for my back legs. Check me out http://youtu.be/a__llCppJDg.
I will soon be the proud new owner of a pair of custom boot braces to help support my back legs as well as a second set of orthotic devices called "walking flippers" which will help me learn to use my back legs properly.
For my front end I am getting something called Dog Legs which will help keep my shoulders and stance in the right position and prevent me from falling into the swimming motion which comes so naturally for me. And now onto some hind leg wheels to help with my therapy. We are hoping that we can find a set of wheels to be donated (Eddies Wheels has been great in the past). Because I am growing it won't be long before I will grow out of them so keeping the expense down is key.
I hope you will follow my physical therapy journey. When I am finally old enough to be out and about and meet you all hopefully it will be on my feet -- both front and back!
Will you help CEBR pay for my orthotics? You can donate directly to my care fund at http://shopcebr.com/items/donations~donation-gifts/Donationadele-detail.htm
More later. Love to all (and especially Emma, Robin and Jeanine)
Saturday, December 3, 2011
I just wanted to say "sorry" for not posting for over a week. My foster momma came down with a terrible cold and she was really sick. Of course the best medicine was cuddling with me so she didn't have much time or energy for much else. I was all ready to write my blog but I didn't know how to turn the computer on.
Anyway, I'm back in action now! What do you think of this picture of me? They played a silly Thanksgiving joke on me and put me on a platter with parsley and apples and said they were going to "cook the turkey." I was none too pleased! They were just joking...I think.
I traveled with my foster mom to visit famliy out of state and I got SOOO much attention. They doted on me, kissed me, loved me, held me. I got to meet the extended family including my new human cousin Pam. I nibbled on every finger east of the Mississippi!
Now that I'm back in Chicago things are settling back into the routine. I went to therapy yesterday and you know what? I know weigh 10 whopparooni's! That's pounds for those that don't know. I was only 6 pounds 3 weeks ago and am growing like a weed. On Monday I will get my full physical therapy plan which they say is pretty extensive. I will need lots of help both financially and emotionally to get up onto my feet. But I'm excited to make it happen.
I'm back people! Get ready for some Adele this upcoming week.
Love, turkey and pumpkin pie!