It's been a little over a month now . . . since Jenny had her knee surgery. She's doing quite well, and healing.
She's still limping, but that's to be expected. Recovery is long with this type of surgery -- months and months. The limp is still present -- but she's not in pain, and things are improving.
We do daily range-of-motion exercises (which she hates!), followed by deep muscle massage (which she loves!). We go on daily therapy-walks, slowly lengthening the distance we travel. We're up to about a half mile now. Jenny loves her daily walks.
The incision is healed; the stitches are out; the hair on her leg is growing back in.
It's funny . . . because the fuzzy undercoat (the "polar fleece" I'll be brushing out come spring) comes in first!
Initially, after her surgery, Jenny was not allowed to get up on any furniture. (Yeah. She's sort of spoiled that way.) It was hard for her -- because she has a few "special" spots in the house where she likes to relax. But now, she's able to get on "her" couch whenever she pleases.
The toughest part of the healing (for all of us) is the leash restriction. Jenny is not allowed to run. For 4 months. (Well, that would be 3 MORE months at this stage). So. She's on a leash when she needs to pee. She's on a leash going up and down the stairs (because Jenny does not WALK up or down the stairs; she FLIES.) And she's on a leash when playing in the snow.
She's learning to ignore the squirrels. . .
Jenny enjoyed Christmas. She got a new critter (some claim it's a squirrel; some claim it's a beaver) to disembowel. . .
and some special treats from Cherry Republic . . .
Oatmeal, peanut butter, cherry goodness!
Jenny's doing quite well, indeed!