Tucker, 5 month old male Chocolate Labrador Retriever
Tucker loves being with his fur brothers in his foster home!
Today we went back to Dr. Howe-Smith for staple and suture removal and to evaluate the success of the surgery. It seems that the leg is straight and in place as it should be. Bearing weight on it and building muscle is now the goal. Doc is pleased with the results and is recommending a series of 6 underwater treadmill therapy sessions and 6 laser treatments (2 sessions/treatments per week a couple of days apart) to build muscle, ease any muscle discomfort and strengthen his legs.
Today, Tucker went to the vet to have his broken leg evaluated. After reading the x-rays and doing a full exam the vet feels inserting a pin is the best answer for Tucker. His injury was three weeks ago and his little body has tried to heal itself but there is too much rotation of this broken bone to heal correctly on its’ own.
He has an E collar on at all times but we take it off for a few minutes for him to eat/drink on breaks from the crate. (Or for photo ops). Otherwise he catches it on his bowls and we have a water/kibble tsunami.
July 22, 2018
Tucker is a 19 week old chocolate lab puppy. He got his unlucky “break” when he was hit by a horse and buggy on the farm. He is so friendly. Typical puppy! His cast has the Incredibles on it and he certainly is incredible!
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