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Friday, June 11, 2010

Update on Oliver

As we left you last time, he was just able to have feeling and stand briefly on his own feet (with some help in getting him to stand up).

I went to the three day Fargo show and came home to find that Oliver was WAGGING HIS TAIL! This is a huge ordeal! Not only can he wag his tail but he is now able to stand for several minutes at a time. We are doing the physical training now to help so he doesn't loose any more muscle tone.

He is an extremely happy boy and is able to pee and poop outside on his own accord.

We will continue with the PT and standing exercises and when he wags his tail that just means the world to me. I'm so glad he is getting better and so glad that he is happy.

He's my big goof :)

13 comments:

Jules said...

Hooray!! I was wondering how he was doing. This is super news!!

Dawn Small said...

That's absolutely terrific to hear, Garrett. Keep up the good work, Oliver!!

Taryn said...

So glad to hear the good news!

Sherilyn said...

That is awesome news, G!! Still sending good vibes and prayers for continued improvement! :)

dreameyce said...

I didn't have Traum walking for a while, because of the risk of impact to his spine, but we did swimming therapy. I used a large rubber tub that fit into my bath tub, and held him as he swam in it. Worked really well! Now that summer is coming, we can have him in the outside pool to swim! YEA!

Dawn said...

YEAH! That is so good to hear.

Holly said...

What wonderful news!!! Go Oliver!

Kelly said...

So happy for you both!!! That is awesome news!

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

I am so happy for you and Oliver!

Kanisha said...

way to go Oliver I love seeing the updates. Onwards and upwards and I am so pleased for you both

rlkris said...

從未遭遇失敗的人,對自己或是別人,都是一知半解的。........................................

Léo said...

Whew. May Oliver's tail wag for many, many more years.

Janine's Mom said...

Hooray! I just talked to a friend today whose dog went down last night and due to other health issues won't have surgery; I'll have to tell her how well Oliver is doing.