Wednesday, March 17, 2010

gonna go to rehab

As a result of some of your comments yesterday, and my mom's outstanding google skills, Oreo now has an appointment with a rehab vet next week.

Oreo will have an evaluation by the rehab vet, along with the team of vet techs who will be doing any therapy modalities with Oreo.

Until then, we will continue to do what we've been doing, and hope for some signs of improvement with the anti inflammatory. Oreo hasn't limped since Sunday night, but he is still not putting all his weight on his right hind leg when he is standing. I know these injuries can take a long time to heal, but I want to make sure I am doing everything I can to assist in the healing process.
Luckily, the rehab vet is not that far away. The pool my vet wanted to send Oreo to would have been an hour drive each way. I haven't ruled that out, but will hear what these people have to say first.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support, comments, & suggestions. I'll keep you posted.

10 comments:

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Sounds like a good plan, Sara!

Dawn said...

It's best to look into all possibilities. Glad your Mom found the rehab vet@ Hope little Oreo feels better soon!

Diana said...

Good for you. I hope they are better able to pin down Oreo's problem. I know if feels like this is taking forever but by next year it wont feel so bad. LoL. You know what I mean. Its going to get better. Diana

Jules said...

I think going to a rehab vet is the way to go. (Bug has his re-eval with our rehab vet Monday.) While your primary vet sounds awesome, the rehab vets have such a larger knowledge and skill base to draw from when it comes to problem solving injuries and creating a plan.

GODD LUCK!!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Good luck at the rehab vet! I hope it works!

Priscilla said...

Sounds great! Hope the rehab vet works. Good luck with it :)

Kathy said...

second opinions are always good ;-), it will be interesting to see if Oreo has lost any muscle mass if he is not putting all his weight on his leg....poor guy, hope he is back to 100% really soon. I would think with the rehab vet too you can let them know you are very good with following through and will stick to the plan and would like to do as much as you can do at home to cut down on costs-my vet was able to design a program that could be done at home. Our other FAVORITE thing for therapy and getting back in shape was the balance disc-we did a lot of the exercises on that ;-), or if you hear of someone throwing out an old mattress, snag it and save it- it will help with therapy-at a certain point you will do exercises to get Oreo to carry his weight evenly (so walking or doing like sits to stands on an unstable surface makes them use all their legs), you can throw it out afterwards.

AC said...

I'm glad you found a rehab vet close to home. I can't speak from experience with dogs, but I'm sure all of us have had times when our own (human) doctors just didn't have the answers/training to help. Then it's off to the specialists!

I'll continue to hope for good updates!

Sam said...

I think this is a good decision, and hopefully you'll learn something new or do some therapy that can help Oreo. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Nicki said...

Good luck!