Friday, July 17, 2015

Day Ten

It's been ten days since Fudge's spinal stroke. At that time Dr B and I discussed possible improvement and I was warned that it could be slow and only partial. Fudge had other ideas.

Within two days he was getting around though he was dragging his left foot. He progressed from that to walking on the top of his foot. He had to wear a boot to prevent injury to the top of the foot.

After just a couple days he was able, with some difficulty, to climb onto the couch by himself. He also was attempting stairs though he couldn't lift the left leg up, so I lifted it for him.

Now at day ten, Fudge is walking almost normally. He steps on the pads instead of the top. He can do stairs by himself and he only has to wear his boot outside. His left leg is still weak and occasionally he still drags it, hence the boot. He wants to scratch his ear with his left leg, but so far hasn't been able to do that. He's tried to spin a couple times and falls over.

I can see that the leg is weak and that his gait isn't normal, but a casual observer wouldn't notice anything wrong. After speaking with his vet, we think he may have nearly complete recovery with time.

This is something I don't want to experience again. Thank you to all who had great advice and support, Carol and Tom especially. Bloggers are the best.

11 comments:

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Happy dances here. That is such good news, but we'll keep our paws crossed. Go FUDGE!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

That is great news. I am sorry you both suffered through the last ten days and glad things are getting better

Ruby said...

WoooooHoooooo!!!! Hey, you can't keep a good doggie down!!! Okays, maybe you can with enough margaritas, butts that's a tale for another day....
Nows, I am doin' some happy zoomies over here!!! Phew! Okays, maybe just a happy dance....☺
I am sendin' you lots of healin' vibes Fudge, and sendin' your Moms TONS of AireZens and a pitcher of margaritas..☺
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Sammy Sam said...

Thank you for the update. We were worried that Fudge was having difficulties but that's not Fudge. With a little bit more time and support, Fudge's brain and left leg will connect and that scratch will happen. He's made such great progress, now the "fine tuning" needs time to happen. We like Fudge. He's got such great spirit. Kind of like his mom. Fudge is inspirational just like I am to my dad. We're happy and thankful that things have worked out so well for Fudge. Go hot dog.

Mitch and Molly said...

What great news! You go, Fudge!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

It is so wonderful to hear such a great report on Fudge's recovery!!! He is a very strong boy. Paws corssed for continued improvement.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

rottrover said...

Well, Fudge seems to enjoy proving you and Dr. B wrong...Looking forward to seeing his progress in a month!

SissySees said...

Hooray!! Go Fudge, go! We too are delighted by his progress and look forward to hearing about a successful spin and/or a scratch soon!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

That is great news. Hope the recovery continues to go well.

Nichole Burke said...

Wonderful news!!! You go FUDGE!

Marjie said...

Hooray for Fudge! Next up: spinning!