Monday, July 19, 2010

Swimming at the lake

Over the Fourth of July we went to my parents lakehouse and Kahlua got some GREAT physical therapy exercise SWIMMING! Newfoundlands are water dogs and MADE for the water. They even have webbed feet!!! I was really hoping she'd get to go swimming this summer so I'm glad she was ok when we went. A few days before Kevin took her to the Orthopedic surgeon and he said her leg/knee was looking awesome! Here she is swimming around looking like she's in heaven!

I think we're just going to have to get her one of these for the backyard! :)
I think she looks like she's racing here!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Lake!!!

For the fourth of July weekend we went up north to my parents house on the lake! We weren't sure how things would go for Kahlua becuase she had just had her 8 week follow up and still had some limitations. We were told it'd be another 4 weeks before she had no limitations at all. We were given the ok to start taking 'mini' walks so we figured she could get in the lake to swim a little bit! My sister has all the pictures of her in the water so I have to wait a week to get those and then I'll post them!! Here are other pics while at home.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

8 week TPLO follow up x rays

WE MADE IT!!! This morning Kahlua had her 8 week follow up x-rays. Kevin took her because I had to work so I wasn't there for the excitement, but he called me as soon as they were done to tell me how things went. The orthopedic surgeon said the bone had completely fused and he could not even find a fuse line meaning the bone reeeeeally healed up well!! We can now start taking her on small mini walks and build up as she's able to. I was interested in learning about stairs and aparently after another 4 weeks he felt she could basically do just about anything. As for the left leg it's still not the greatest, but it isn't really setting her back much so he said "if it ain't broke don't fix it"!! SOOOO I guess we just take each day one at a time and slowly build her muscles back up to walking longer and see what happens!!!! We were told to continue to watch her weight (we still have some to take off) and also to keep her on her glucosamine supplaments FOREVER. All in all it's a great day!!!

I made some peanut butter bones last night to bring to co-workers and of course Kahlua did some taste testing to make sure they were ok.

And if you didn't think that news was good enough I put my 2 weeks in at work this week!!! WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I got a job at a hospital in the area where I will be working at their Women's Boutique and their Women's breast cancer center. SUCH an exciting week!!!! Pictures will follow soon!