Tinkerbell attended her hydrotherapy session yesterday and this time my husband came along with me which was really good that he got chance to see Tinkerbell in action and to help cheer her along.
Thursdays session involved Tinkerbell being in the tank by herself wearing a tiny blue harness which isn’t her favourite colour and a little lead, she tried really hard and was able to walk in the water again which was great to see. Of course she clearly didn’t enjoy this experience and had to be encouraged to walk and not just ride on the treadmill.
Unlike the past weeks the speed of the treadmill this week was turned up a notch which did help to her to walk rather than protesting against the session which is actually helping her so much.
Tinkerbell took her towel and extra bits in a very sweet Kath Kidston waterproof lined drawstring bag a gift from a lovely family at Church. The bag is very cute and perfect to take with us.
Today we had the appoinment with the back specialist at the vets who was impressed with Tinkerbell’s progress watching her swagger across the examination room floor. The vet asked about how we were managing with the hydrotherapy sessions as he had given his permission for these sessions to begin. With another appointment in 6 weeks time and being advised to continue hydrotherapy, light exercise in the house with rest.
My husband and I are extremely encouraged by the progress Tinkerbell has made. I’m thankful that we have a such good access to care and rehabilitation for her and can see clear improvement. The vet said that he hoped that we would continue to see the improvement over the next 3 to 6 months.
We have the best little girl ever.
Happy Friday Friends!