Onward & upward — Casey’s recovery from CCL surgery

Can’t believe it’s been a month since my last blog 😦

LOL

Casey continues to do well, yippee! We make a point of doing his physical therapy daily. His routine includes a 1-mile walk plus one or two shorter ones each day augmented by his exercises. I’ve found that by adding music the time passes more quickly and we both seem to enjoy our time together. I’m not sure Casey isn’t all about the treats, but as long as his tail’s wagging while he’s doing his exercises I’m happy!

In the last two weeks Casey has passed two milestones:

1. He returned to dance (canine freestyle) class! While his endurance still needs work he was really able to keep up with the rest of the class.

2. Last weekend we took Casey out on his first real hike at a local nature preserve. We were out for exactly an hour, going up & down hills, across fields, etc. You could see how happy he was and pooped by the end.

Casey should be off all restrictions next week, however, I will likely keep him on leash for going down the stairs. It may be his eyesight vs. the leg but I’ve seen him lose his footing on the final steps and don’t want to take any unnecessary chances.

This has been quite a journey but I’m thankful that all has turned out so well. Many thanks go to our support team of family, friends and medical professionals — we wouldn’t be where we are today without everyone’s help — Thank you 🙂

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