Charlie’s CCL Journey


Charlie Update – 4 months Post-op 3

Here’s Charlie at hydrotherapy earlier this evening.  This was his 25th session and he is now 4 months post-op CCL surgery.   Check out some of my NanoPoblano friends: Ra @ Rarasaur Julie @ Bug Bytes Bill @ Bill Friday Elsie @ Ramblings of a writer Jessie @ Behind the Willows Anita Shree @ Heartsongs blog Sarina @ Shining Seeds Blog Lori @ LoriStory Blog Kasturika @ Musings of an eccentric mind Lorna @ Gin & Lemonade Blog  Angie @ The Muses Words Varuna @ Vanilla With Sprinkles Ghost @ Teleportingweena Sibelius Russell @ Consolations Many Form Blog Sarah @ […]

Charlie Update - 4 months post-op

Baxter

Charlie Update – 80+ Days Post-Op 10

I feel like I’m really dropping the ball on these Charlie updates but then again, I don’t know if people even care about them or if they’re simply for my benefit, in which case if so, that’s fine by me.  I personally find it nice to look back and see all the progress he’s made over the last three months.  So if these posts make you happy, cool, if not, you can move along.  🙂  Today, Sir Charlie is 85 days (!!) post-op — we are almost at the three-month mark you guys and I cannot believe the progress he’s […]


Charlie Update – 6 Weeks Post-Op 6

Charlie is now 6 weeks post-op and just yesterday, he started rehab and hydrotherapy.  He literally walked in the doors to the hospital, bright-eyed and tail-wagging, happy to be back in his old stomping grounds. You see, this is all familiar territory for Charlie, having gone through the same spiel just two years ago when he injured his back left leg.  And now, here we are two years later, on the road to recovery for his back right leg.  You know, gotta make things even and balanced, right? I think I’m just going to start calling Charlie the ten thousand dollar dog. […]

Charlie post-surgery

Life Lately

Life Lately & Charlie Update – 28 days Post-Op! 10

How do most of you balance life and blogging?  I struggle HARD to carve out time to blog.  With working during the day and then trying to catch up on blogs and comments in sporadic pockets or when I’m commuting two hours daily, or whether it’s trying to put down my phone so that I’m more present and engaged in real life, the struggle is real.  There’s not much I can do to improve this situation other than to just deal with it and manage it accordingly.   And so here is where I catch up on all things Life Lately […]


Charlie Update – Three Week Post-Op Update 7

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 […]

Charlie post-surgery

Charlie post-surgery

Charlie Update – Two Week Post-Op Update 4

It’s high time for a Charlie update, am I right?!  Time is flying you guys and in the case of Charlie’s recovery, that is good news!  He’s healing super quickly and we couldn’t be happier where he’s at.  Here he is at 14 and 15 days post-op — doesn’t he look incredible?  His stitches came out on Monday morning and he will be going back on August 9th for a consultation with his surgeon and it is at this time that we’ll get the all-clear to begin rehab and hydrotherapy.  Charlie and his pal, Lily (front). She and Charlie both had CCL […]