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Cory is showing improvement

Since I don’t live at home with Cory, I rely on updates from Jay and Sandy for how he’s doing post-surgery. Sandy told me that she has begun taking Cory on mini-walks to help strengthen the muscles in his hind end. She sounded absolutely thrilled over the phone as she explained to me how she took Cory up a rather steep hill and back down several times, as well as had him take a single step up and down, and he was able to do it all without any apparent pain or difficulty.

Though his front shoulder arthritis is not related to the surgery, Sandy told me that he didn’t have any apparent pain in his front shoulder during the exercise. We hope that his pain medications are starting to kick in for him so he can enjoy being pain-free =)

Sandy did mention that today she had him performing some exercises taking steps one at a time, and on one of his attempts, he lost his balance. So, progress is going to be slow, as expected, but nonetheless he is showing great progress.

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  • Good news, still keeping fingers crossed for him

  • Gail

    Have you tried any hydrotherapy? That works wonders. I have seen it work first hand and it is really awesome!!

    • Sandy DeMers

      I have hydrotherapy scheduled, but the first available appointment is not until April 29th. I have 4 more sessions scheduled throughout May. And I want to make one clarification to Jayson's post — Cory is not on any pain medications. I used Arnica for the first 3 days after his surgery, but since then he has not needed anything for pain at all.

  • Sandy DeMers

    I have hydrotherapy scheduled, but the first available appointment is not until April 29th. I have 4 more sessions scheduled throughout May. And I want to make one clarification to Jayson's post — Cory is not on any pain medications. I used Arnica for the first 3 days after his surgery, but since then he has not needed anything for pain at all.