Monday, March 15, 2010

still here!

We have a new computer and I've been busy getting it up and running so I apologize for the lack of puppy pics for the last few days. I just finished installing the photo software so I can show you this one of Cooper without the splint! Yay! As you can see, the poor little right leg looks like a stick next to the healthy left leg. Not only have the muscles atrophied but the tendons have tightened up too so that he has very limited range of motion in the joint. But he is tentatively putting a bit of weight on it when he walks so it should get stronger now. We need to restrict his exercise for a couple of weeks and then he should be back to normal.


Monika said...

I've got a new computer last year, and it took me a while to get it back to normal too.
Cooper is so handsome!

Jody said...

Good news! He is such a cute little guy!
Susan where are your Gotland or Polwarth fibre prep and yarn pics....please give us poor addicts some crack :)

Marguerite said...

When a vet talks about restricting a healthy dog's exercise I always suspect he/she goes in the back room and has a good laugh.

Tina said...

The leg also looks shorter, but I think that’s just because of the way he is lying. Can you do some physiotherapie with him? I did when Josy had her cruciate ligament torn and I think it helped. I am sure he’ll recover soon.
I love Marguerites comment ;_)