Saturday, March 30, 2013

Ziggy the Cardigan Corgi IVDD: Month 15

I realize I haven't done a Ziggy post for a while.  Progress seems really slow.  Wait, that's because progress IS really slow.

Here's what's happening now:

  • Ziggy continues to use his legs vigorously in when he's in the cart and in the harness.
  • He is really trying to stand up more on his own, and is often able to get into a crouch position.
  • We've started to take him to the local rehab vet again.  She is now working her clinic full time, and is willing to have Z stop by for the day.
  • At rehab, he gets electro-stim acupuncture once a week, a chiropractic adjustment once a week (on different days), gets a couple of PT sessions each day, and gets to hang out in his cart or an ex-pen the rest of the day.

The Laziness continues:

Ziggy continues to be very lazy about his rehab.  He just doesn't seem like he really cares about walking or standing.  It's a lot of work, you know...  We've been putting him outside in cart, allowing him time on his own to perambulate around the yard.  Unless there's a squirrel to chase, he normally just stands in one place.  And saying that he stands is generous.  He often stands on his front legs and just lets his hind end hand in the sling on the cart.  Sigh.

I can't help but think that progress is slower because of Z's laziness.  The positive side of the laziness is that mentally he doesn't seem to mind his life as a couch potato at all ;)

Ziggy getting acupuncture last week.
It's just too hard for a corgi to stand up for that long.

1 comment:

  1. Sigh....With all the hard work you have put into rehab for Ziggy, it's a shame he doesn't match it with his own efforts....

    Happy Easter!


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