Saturday, October 4, 2014
Update on Gibson: Lovin' Life!
Update on Gibson: Today was Gibson's in-home K-LaserUSA therapy treatment and he had lots of kisses for one of his fave vet techs. After a little rest, we took a brief walk and relaxed together on the front lawn. He can only walk a very short distance, but this is such a huge achievement, it just swells my heart!
Back story for folks who may not know: Gibson lives with weak hind end issues as a side effect of his epilepsy meds, and Christmas Eve he slipped on ice during a snow storm and went down, became lame, and has CCL tears. He was on meds, in a leg brace, a lift harness, supplements, and continuous in-home laser treatments. After a month-and-a-half, the leg brace came off (okay, he chewed it off), and we have continued with the lift-harness and laser herapy sessions. To view previous posts on Gibson's journey, visit HERE, and a little later on HERE.
Just a few weeks ago we hit a big milestone as he was ready to start on brief solo walks sans harness! It's been a long haul, but we cherish every little improvement. His rehab continues, and he just makes me so proud at his determination! This may be his new "normal" and he now has arthritis, but he's happy, healthy, and ambulatory, and that just warms my heart! May he continue to #LiveGibStrong! We also want to take this time to once again thank everyone for their continued prayers, positive thoughts, and healing vibes! They are working!