Home for a day and some progress is made

Wednesday Abby was able to go out to the back yard and back with help from one human so that was good, she slept most of the day and she ate two really good meals.  Again and quicker this time we are getting into a good rhythm.

The meal du jour is currently 1 cup rice cooked in beef broth, 3/4-1 cup boiled chicken, 2 spoonfuls of pumpkin & 2 of cottage cheese.  Feeding was a two human job and the feeding method consisted of me prying her mouth open and Rob shoveling in food with a tongue depressor.  Why a tongue depressor you may wonder, you could get all of the food off easily to the roof of her mouth as her jaws clamped shut.  The challenge for me was to get my fingers out before she clamped shut, I was not always successful.  It was messy and Abby wasn’t really a fan but it worked .

recoveryThis morning Abby ate on her own!   Yes we setup a little picnic.  There is a method to this madness It help with easier cleanup after she eats, the meal du jour is messy.  Today she started eating off the stick and then she ate from the napkin.  This is first time since last Wednesday that she showed signs of a good appetite!  So we are making some progress.

crate rest, spinal issue recovery

 

So moving Abby from one place to another we are using, a sling, paw booties, and a leash.

 

crate rest, spinal issue recovery

 

The sling works really well we can help her as much as she needs.  If she is knuckling you can give her a little more help and she plants her feet better.

 

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