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Monday, June 3, 2013

Update on Gibson's Conservative Care Management for a Torn CCL


Here's my boy Gibson just relaxing at the vet's today. It's one of his favorite places to visit! He went in for his K-LaserUSA treatment for his torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL - ACL in humans) and weak hind end issues. And...it was also his annual check-up and we received some great news...as most of you know, we've been doing Conservative Care Management (CCM - also sometimes called Conservative Care Treatment), which included the laser treatments and his wearing a Woundwear stability brace (that he is now wearing just on long walks) for his CCL tear. Since he's an Epi-Husky (canine epileptic), we wanted to hold off on surgery if we could to see if CCM would be beneficial to him without surgery...and today, after almost 6 months of rehab under CCM, the vet said his knee with the CCL tear is getting a little tighter! Woo! I was so excited to hear this. Continuing with  the CCM for the CCL - s.l.o.w. and e.a.s.y - that's our motto!

To read my initial Conservative Care story 
visit HERE
 To read my last update on our "rehab unit" visit HERE

While checking out the K-LaserUSA site, be sure to visit the videos section and if you click on the eighth thumbnail, you can see Gibson getting a treatment!

We sincerely thank everyone for their continued support, cards, and well wishes for our Husky kids. They certainly feel all the love and send their "wooos" of thanks, too! 

10 comments:

  1. Hey Gibson!
    Wow, I'm so very glad to hear you are getting better! I'm sending more healing vibes to help your dogtor get you well. Great pix of you and blue is definitely your color!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  2. So glad Gibson's knee is improving! I haven't been keeping up with your blog (sorry!!!), so I'll have to go check out the posts you linked to.

    I wasn't even given the option of CCM for Rileys' tears. But, I'm kind of glad I went ahead with the surgeries. After her 8 weeks of crate rest, she was good to go again. (Of course, she doesn't have epilepsy and is still relatively young and the surgery/anesthesia wasn't really too risky for her). I can't imagine having to keep her fairly calm for as long as you've been going easy with Gibson for his tear.

    I have heard wonderful things about the braces and laser therapy though (this was, of course, after both of Riley's surgeries!). Good luck to you and Gibson for a continued recovery! :)

    Elyse and Riley

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  3. Oh, this is such good news! Your story has help educated other peeps about this approach. I sent Remy's Moms over to check out Gibson's treatment, and I am so glad you were able to talk to her!
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  4. Wow! That IS great news!!! Yea!!! Max went to the Vets today to and almost $300 later but he's healthy as can be, we have his heartworm/flea prevention for months to come, all his shots and well check, etc. and he didn't bat an eye during any of if except the drops up the nose but even then he was pretty darn good!

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  5. Glad to hear about Gibson! Continuing to think about you guys there!

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  6. Great news, we bet it put a great big smile on your face:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  7. wow!thats good news!Congratulation!
    but sammy asks:how can ANY doggy relax at the vets?
    its scary there and all the smells make him go crazy.
    sam tries to get out every time,someone opens the door!!!
    you are soooo cool gibson
    we hope,your leg will get better every day
    greetings and hugs from anni

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  8. What wonderful news, Gibson! You are doing all of the right things and being so patient! The White Dog Army is so proud of your accomplishment...and we continue to send you healing energy and positive thoughts!

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