Nigel has settled well and quickly into his new home. His new owner, John, called today to tell me how his first day and night went and that he brought Nigel to work today so he wouldn't be alone at home. I think we have a good match here.I'm not surprised that Nigel took to him right away.
Ed is improving each day but still drags his leg. Yesterday he could not hold himself up. We have been coaching him to walk with a sling around his middle. We noticed he was starting to move his leg as if he was walking on it. As soon as we let him go though, he would slowly crumble to the floor. Today again we took him out to the yard and walked the perimeter, his body being held up in the middle with a sling. He did better this time. He has been resting beside the wood-stove on a blanket and he has had his meals there. Tonight, we had a break-through.
Without our help he stumbled across the living-room, into the kitchen and headed right for his favorite drinking hole...the dog bowl. He stood with the injured leg straight out to the side while he drank and then I carried him back to his resting spot.
He seemed pretty proud of himself. Lets hope tomorrow shows a lot more improvement. He is on an anti-inflammatory medication and is not showing any signs of being in pain. He eats every meal like it's the LAST SUPPER.