Rex Update // 8 weeks after 2nd surgery

Rex is officially off of cage rest! I took off work on Thursday to drive him to the vet so they could do final X-rays. Everything is aligned correctly and healing well, which means he doesn’t have to stay in his crate anymore and can gradually go back to his normal activity level. We are…

Rex Update // 6 weeks after 2nd surgery

Rex only has two more weeks of crate rest left! (despite how it appears in my pictures, he does actually spend the majority of his time in his crate.) He has started being extremely fussy lately. I think each day he tries to hit a higher squeaky cry so we’ll let him out. And apparently,…

Rex Update // 4 weeks after 2nd surgery

Rex has now crossed the halfway point in his healing process! He still spends most of the time in his crate, but I’ve been letting him sleep in my office with me whenever I’m working on the computer. He’s so much more relaxed there. He’s even started popping his leg up again whenever he wants…

Rex Update // 1 week after 2nd surgery

It’s been a week since my puppy’s 2nd surgery. He’s doing well now, but it started off pretty rough. We had some cold weather in the days leading up to his surgery, but he seemed to be doing pretty well. Two days before he was scheduled, he was active and playful and fine. We went…

Rex Update (4 weeks after surgery)

It’s been a month since Rex’s surgery. We are halfway through his recovery! Here’s a quick list of updates: He graduated to 7-minute walks. Which means he gets to go to the park twice a day (albeit a really short trip)! He has started to kick his legs again after he pees/poops. He used to…

Rex Update (2 weeks after surgery)

Rex has still been doing really well. He’s walking better than he has in months, and his spirits are beginning to rise. He’s finally done with all of this medication. We’ve started him on a new form of glucosamine, which he is taking much better than the other kind he was on. (We used to…

Rex Update (1 week after surgery)

It’s been a week since we brought Rex home from his surgery. In short, all is going well. He had his surgery on September 9 and we brought him home the next morning. We decided to go with a TPLO repair, where part of his bone is cut and rotated to stabilize his joint. We…