Saturday, 30 October 2010

going for very slow walks after surgery

I was looking at this video clip I took last week of Penny setting off for a short walk with one of her humans and I was interested to see how clearly it shows the need to go at a slow pace after extracapsular surgery for her torn cruciate ligament.

When Penny came off the ramp, she hopped instead of using her left leg, and when her human picked up the pace a little at the end of the driveway, Penny once again hurried along without exercising the leg that has lost muscle tone.

We've been told that walking is a way to build up stamina and strength, but that it still needs to be very slow at this stage.

4 comments:

Maggie and Mitch said...

Take your sweet time, Penny! There is no reason to rush! You look like you're doing fantastic to us!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

parlance said...

Maggie and Mitch, Penny says thanks for the encouragement!

Johann The Dog said...

Hope all is going well with the recovery!!! Wow, I know how hard that is on both of you, believe me! Keep the faith :)

parlance said...

Johann, bloggers like you have shown me that injuries can be dealt with, and then we move on to have fun once more.