Another milestone passed. We made the trip back to Rutland Referrals yesterday for the 4 week post op x-Ray's. The dog was happy enough to be back there, always a good sign, and dragged me enthusiastically to the waiting room before I handed him over for the day.
As I'd hoped everything looked good, with metalwork still where it should be and early signs of bone growth. Hopefully that marks the end of our current round of visits to the vets. Despite our insurance cover, given the cost sharing element with his age, it's still landed us with £1500 of vets fees this year. Not that I begrudge that, better than the £4000 or so it would have cost without cover and best of all our dog will hopefully get a few more good years of walks!
Our simple recovery plan means we can now do 3 walks a day of 15 minutes this week, then 5 minutes more each week after that. He can also go up the stairs with help and supervision, which means our sleeping arrangements are going to be better again. No crying dog overnight I hope!
Still a long way to go of course, and the mats and pen will be down for another few months yet, but it does feel like he is well on the way to recovery and we can start thinking about some time away in summer, making up for our aborted trip in February.
Thinking of holidays, the lovely people at Cornish Gems are sending a hamper full of Cornish goodies as we won the March feedback prize draw. Something to look forward to!