We are so excited to be 2 months post Mylo’s surgery! His adjustment to his new tripawd life has been going really well, with only one minor hiccup!
A week ago we noticed that Mylo was limping just a little bit on his back right paw. Being overly concerned parents we took him right into the vet. Whenever we palpated his paw on that foot he would try and nip at us so we figured there was something wrong with his nails or toes. However, when we got to the vet they told us they thought something was wrong with his back (lumbar region of the spine). The pain was localized over one of the discs so they said it could be a ruptured disc- or the beginnings of one. Mylo had been playing really hard at the dog park the last few days so we think he must’ve overestimated his own abilities (puppies will be puppies!).
So, per the doctor’s orders Mylo is now on a very restricted movement regime- either being in his kennel or gated off in our kitchen (where there are no pieces of furniture for him to jump up on). Of course being a 5 month old puppy Mylo is certain that this is the worst thing that could possibly happen! He just wants to jump and play but we want to make sure that we don’t cause any further damage to whatever is going on with his spine! We are a week into his ‘captivity’ and needless to say he is a little stir crazy. His new favorite past time is staring out the kitchen window and watching all the neighbors walk by- what a tough life!
Other than that Mylo has been great! He has been growing quite a bit and has almost lost all his baby teeth. There is dog days at the pool in a couple weeks so we are very excited about getting some swimming in- he is a water dog after all!
Thanks for reading–
Megs && Mylo
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