6 days since Riley's surgery and I'm beginning to see the dog I used to know before her injury happened over a year ago. She has a new bounce in her step and is starting to really support more of her weight on the leg. I'm calling her the bionic puppy because of the plate/screws in her leg. We just might have to dress her up as a Borg drone for Halloween. ;)
|Swelling has gone down!|
|Front view of suture|
|Side view of knee while standing|
I'm really thankful that UC Davis placed the suture on the inner part of her knee. Riley has plenty of scars, so that doesn't bother me, but it does look nicer to have it partially hidden on the inside.
|Almost standing normally again!|
My husband took some more videos this morning of her walking that I will post as soon as they are up on YouTube. I am hopeful that someone can see these blog posts/videos and feel encouraged about recovery from TPLO surgery for their own dog.
I think for one of my next blog posts it will only be fitting to share with the world how Riley saved my life. I owe her an immeasurable debt that I'm sure I will never be able to repay. <3