June 15th 2013 2:44 pm
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Lucy Liu has reached a plateau of sorts in her progress in healing. She really dislikes this new physical therapy. For the last few days I haven't been doing any physical therapy at all with her and she has stopped running away, hiding from me etc, and is now back to coming to me for attention and being lovable again (as long as I don't try to touch her right rear foot!)
It's getting to be a situation of whether the benefits of the physical therapy are worth it when this PT causes Lucy to run, hide, and avoid me as much as possible. Lucy's been cooperative previously, she's never acted this way with any other physical therapy she had to have. Although she doesn't show pain duriing this PT, I feel it must cause her some kind of intense discomfort because of the negative changes in behavior and also the fact that when I stopped doing this PT, Lucy's behavior returned to normal again.
All this means another discussion with the vet as to other possible options for trying to relax Lucy's right rear foot and ease the toe contractures so Lucy will be putting her weight on her footpads as should be instead of walking on the tops of her toes.
BTW, although Lucy gets along amicably with the other cats, she hasn't yet really engaged in any interactive play together with them, probably because their play is too rough for her liking. All this positively changed recently when Lucy and Noon (a shy insecure quiet kitty who doesn't play with the other cats either) suddenly both discovered they like to play the same gentle way. They've played together a number of times now. It's good to see both Lucy and Noon playing now and enjoying it.
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Every pot has a lid!
Glad Lucy and Noon are playing together!