Johnny visited his new Dr. where he will be having acupuncture every week for the next 7 weeks. He could not have cared less about where we were headed...
Of course he made friends once he got there, he's so charming. There was also a sick little yorkie next to us that he was very concerned about, I really think he knew something was wrong with her. He kept going back to her but was very calm rather than his usual,"come on let's play!!"
So it's our turn...after a quick exam and lots of questions the Dr. hooked him up. This was the exciting part! She kept him in his cart so his back stayed straight and stable. His legs started dancing at first then remained very still. He's such a good boy. He never said peep or moved except at the very end only to spit out a big black toenail that he picked up right before the procedure (we tried to see what he ate but he obviously hid it well,lol!)
The tiny needles are connected to electric wires (sounds and looks horrible I know, but it's not) He stays like this connected for 15 mins. He was a perfect patient!
So after the procedure we set him down and there wasn't a huge difference excpet for the fact that he did stand twice. He will occasionally stand on his own but maybe once every 2days so this was"something". She said she likes to try 8 times before giving up, so our next visit is in one week. I was here to get him walking, but one of her goals is to give him bladder control! I said,"OMG! are you KIDDING!?!" I would be even HAPPIER if he never dribbled again!! It never crossed my mind that it was an option. So to say I am optimistic and hopeful is an understatement. Dr. Renee at Acadiana Vet Clinic was so wonderful, full of information, took her time, answered all of my questions about Johnny, Bella and Toby (accupuncture is all of their futures). She was very impressed with his cart (thanks dad!) She also said that she could see that he was well cared for (commented on him not having a diaper rash or sores and good muscle strength in his legs from home therapy) He is alot of work, and though very rewarding and SO worth it, it is still nice to hear from a professional that you're doing a good job.
So now all of you guys please say a lil prayer that his bladder stops leaking and that that he will walk soon(thanks!).
And here's a little blast from the past, remember this??
Until next time!!