19 Jun 2016

18 June 2016 I am feeling much better

Its been a strange and challenging few weeks. Mum and Dad have decided to downsize to a bungalow. No stairs will certainly be much better for me. My leg is feeling much better, I have been walking up to 4 miles a day, normally slow and gentle walks but much better than a few weeks ago.

We are staying in our caravan up in Northumberland, its called Riverside Park, and its very pretty, there are lots of walks, and lots of rabbits. There is also a swan called Harry who wonders all over the park looking for food. Its lovely up here, however the army seems to be training this week, and we can hear loud bangs going off quite a lot of the time, I don't really like the bangs. We are staying here until our furniture gets moved into our new house next week. Mum thinks its going to be a challenging time as we have to get rid of a lot of things as the house is much smaller than the old one, but it has a lovely sunny garden for me.

17 May 2016

17th May 2016 Ben is doing ok and so is Connor, after breaking his arm

We have been for several long walks this week, and Ben is doing pretty good.

When I say long walks, I mean about 2 kilometres which is not bad going as only a few weeks ago he could hardly stand up.

We are taking things easy, no running and chasing balls.  We don't want him to twist too fast and pull his leg again.  Stairs are banned unless we absolutely have to go up them.

Ben has started playing with his toys again, and he is generally back to his normal happy self again.

He will be taking the nutraquinn and the rimadyl for ever I expect. The vet thinks he will need the pain killers long term so that's what he will have.


Two painful limbs

Connor spent some time with us when he was recovering from a broken arm. He did this playing dodge ball at school, he slipped on the ball and went down on the concrete. OUCH he was in plaster for a few weeks but never complained once.

I think Ben and Connor were sympathising with each other.


Connor April 2016 OUCH !!!





May 2016

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9 May 2016

9th May and the back leg is still improving.

Great news is that Ben is still improving.  He is showing a little stiffness around his back legs, but the limp seems to have gone.

Yesterday we walked 3 kilometres round Holywell Dene.  We still keep him on the lead, so he doesn't take off after a rabbit or something, as that would not help.

He managed all the ups and downs of the walk with no problem.

His tablets are now reduced to 1 painkiller in the morning and half at night, and he is still on the nutraquinn supplement.