Charlie Update – Three Week Post-Op Update 7

Charlie post-surgery

As of today, Charlie is now 23 days post-op and getting better and stronger by the day.  He has been allowed to do leashed 5 minute walks, three times a day and then in a couple of weeks, he’ll move up to 10 minute walks, three times a day.  We still have just over a week and a half to go before Charlie see’s the orthopedic surgeon.  He’ll check to make sure he’s healing well, that the bone is calcifying properly and it is at this appointment that we’ll get the go ahead to begin rehabilitation, which consists of exercises and laser therapy usually.

Two years ago, if I recall, he did 8 sessions of this with a rehab technician and they also integrate the underwater treadmills (hydrotherapy) and then once we’re done with the techs, that’s when Charlie and I will go off and do our think in the hydro tank.  We buy a monthly unlimited pass for hydrotherapy and work ourselves up to 2-3 visits per week, with each visit him gaining more strength and endurance.  It’s fun AND its beneficial to his recovery and therefore, we love it.  It’s something I’m really looking forward to in the coming weeks.

Charlie post-surgery

Day 22 post-surgery (above). He’s giving me the stink eye because I just brushed him and he wasn’t having it. lol

Charlie post-surgery

Thank you all for your lovely comments and well wishes.  Charlie appreciates them and I have no doubt that all this love and support is helping him get on the mend.

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  • Hooray! Way to go, Charlie! 🙂

    We are so happy that the little guy’s recovery and rehabilitation is going so smoothly. He looks great — and happy! That stink eye … LOL.

    Thanks for the update, Lindsay, Hope your week is going well, my friend!

  • Thanks so much for rooting for Charlie. I have no doubt all the support and well wishes have helped him in his recovery. We’re now day 25!! 🙂

  • I hope you’re keeping well my friend. 🙂

  • Oh, sweet Charlie. I’m so glad to read a good prognosis 🙂 XO

  • So glad Charlie is doing well. He looks so happy – in the day 21 pics he looks like he is smiling 🙂

  • Aw, thanks Erin. He’s doing so amazing, I’m so happy with how he’s been recovering. He’s now 29 days post-op and I can’t wait to finally bring him home for good. Right now, he does weekends with us and then during the week, he’s at my moms and we visit every night. Soon, my friend, soon. It’s just not the same without him there, you know? And Baxter misses him dearly.

  • He was, he’s such a silly, happy boy. When he comes back from his short walks in the evening, he’ll usually go roll around in his crate and act like a silly billy. It’s too cute. Thanks so much Anthea, I am also so happy with how well he’s been recovering. 🙂