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ANNPE Diagnosis-Success Stories?

Neurological Disorders Resources. Treatment and care for pets having pain or trouble walking or standing due to spinal injuries or neurological disorders like IVDD, FCE and DM.
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Prayers for time additional time with your fur baby.
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critters wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:18 am :welcome: ljpatton! Congrats on your baby's recovery!!!
Thanks, it is a long road. But willing to go there if she is with me. Thank goodness she is alive.
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https://youtu.be/v391euAmvxc

Update on Chante'- 7.5 months post ANNPE from August 18. I shared her rehab video on here. Here she is yesterday playing in the house. She is almost back to 100%. Still going to physical therapy once a week to get the last bit of her gait back, but she runs, can jump up on everything even did an earth dog trial a few weeks ago. I have confidence because she works so hard that she will get it all back. :hurray: :snoopy:
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You wouldn't know, from looking at her. She looks like she's enjoying herself!

I'd be curious to know how many sessions a day you did with her and how long per session. I would guess it changed over the months. (If you ever have time to write it down.) I'm thinking of making a summary of Pip's rehab routine (recovering from quadriplegia). I will one of these days. Your dog is kind of an exception because she went into it in top form and was accustomed to workouts and training, but still...she still had to put in the time and all the work to get where she is now. If she's like Pip, she got tired and could only do so much per session for a while.

Congratulations to both of you! You make it look easy, but a lot of dedication and sticktoitiveness went into getting where she is now. :trophy:

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Thanks for your support. Yes it was easier because she was used to trick training so she thought re-hab was all a game. I have been doing re-hab twice a day for the last 8 months, except on days she went to physical therapy. For 3 months she went to pt twice a wee, she is now down to once a week. I am a former college strength coach and lacrosse/basketball coach. I have had back surgery myself so I know how to re-hab myself and my players. So I am extremely motivated and have passed it down to her. Yet, she has been my sole focus these past months and lucky I am now retired so I work out daily and she works out daily but it is a constant focus. I was lucky enough to be in this position and I already had a strong, trained dog. But do not give up- they feed off of you, make it fun, a game and they will enjoy getting stronger and better. And remember neuro stuff takes time, I had a very simple back surgery and did not carry a pack for over a year.
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BTW each session at home was for about 15-20 minutes plus the walk we do, PT was for an hour twice a week then once a week.
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Oh, wow. And what you're not directly saying is, you had a paralyzed ~ 20-lb dog to rehab, with your own back history. There is a lot of lifting and bending with a paralyzed dog, and slinging a dog is more of a strain on the back than is immediately apparent until you do it. Maybe you knew of some maintenance exercises you could do for yourself, but again, wow, you did 8 months of rehab with a history of back surgery, and your dog is closer to medium than small. That's. Impressive. People here have done some amazing things because they really care about their pets. :wub:
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:welcomeheart: Thanks.
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