Back to bloggingPosted: February 25, 2013
I’ve been away from the blog for a while, sorry, I’ve been busy with other non-dog related things 😦
I thought when I came back I’d blog about the changes to the Therapy Dogs International (TDI) testing, however, this too has been temporarily sidelined. My Casey (12.5 year old Cairn Terrier) had a complete tear of his ACL (accurately called a cranial cruciate ligament in dogs) and a 1/2 tear of a meniscus in mid-late January. He underwent surgery, completed by a specialist at Metropolitan Vet Associates in Norristown, PA. (A great place if you need emergency or specialty care.) The joint was stabilized surgically with a nylon monofilament. And while I’m pleased to say (knock on wood) that he’s doing well — it’s been a LONG month!
Fortunately, since I train with a local dog club (www.dtccc.org), I’ve had a great deal of support from friends & colleagues who’ve helped me get through some of the more stressful times.
When this first happened, and after the surgery, I looked on the Internet for information and didn’t come up with much that related to what I was going through. So, for that reason, I will dedicate my next series of blogs to this type of injury and my experiences as we’ve gone/are going through recovery.
If I can help someone else get through a similar situation, the posts will be worth it.
Until next time 🙂