Monday, April 12
Another water baby
Anyone would think we had a particular fondness for Frenchies who've undergone back surgery and take hydrotherapy as a result. That may be so, but really we just love seeing our plucky frogfriends getting themselves in good working order!
This is Kramer, who just happened to go down in the rear while in foster care. Any Frenchie can go down in the rear at any time, and as we've said before, the
key thing is to get the dog to the vet asap. Don't wait to see if it gets better on its own, don't even wait until after work, get to the vet immediately.
Here are some photos of Kramer with a note from his foster mom from February:
"Wow. What a month Mr. K has had! What started out as pretty normal...just waiting for the perfect home...turned into a whirlwind of doctors, long car rides and emergency surgery.
In case anyone missed it, Kramer went down in the rear on Saturday, February 6th. My husband called me (I was out of town of course) and took him to the vet. The vet gave him some meds, ordered strict crate rest and to bring him back on Monday if he wasn't any better. Not showing any improvement, I had him at the vet first thing Monday morning. From there we were referred to the closest neurologist (Northbrook, IL...2 hours away) and off we went. He had a MRI to confirm a ruptured disc and he was in surgery before I even got home."
And here's a note from just a week ago:
" I did some more research and found a vet about 30 minutes away that offers hydrotherapy. I am happy to report that Kramer is still with me and doing fabulous with his PT!! He has been going three times a week for hydrotherapy sessions. The therapist is very impressed with his progress. Friday will mark the two week, or half-way point. He still has another two weeks scheduled after that. He seems to love his therapy sessions and especially playing with all of the toys that she puts in there for him. The therapist said she has never seen a bulldog of any kind put their
face down in the water like he does to go after a toy (although my Coby will do it for a tennis ball). I've attached some pictures from his session yesterday. I found it pretty hard to get good pictures, but you get the idea!
I've given him an x-pen to move around in now. He can move about, but I still don't have to worry about the other dogs jumping on him. His housebreaking has made HUGE strides and he will bark when he wants to go out now! I think he will be able to go back available very soon!"
You know, it is possible that we actually do have a little soft spot for a frog in a pond. Really, just take a look at this face and think about how handsome and brave he is. If she did have tender feelings for a certain pied frog, no one could really blame
The Frog Princess