July 3rd 2013 4:40 am
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Examination of Lucy's right rear leg revealed that her toe curl has become a bit worse and there is some hyperesthesia in her foot. Together the vet and I weighed the psychological disadvantages of trying to continue physical therapy against the possible gains of therapy.
Lucy Liu has already come a long way in her recovery, she's come a lot further than was ever expected. As badly smashed as she was to start with, it was a miracle she wasn't rendered incontinent by her injuries. She's gone from being unable to sit or stand, to being able to walk, jump, climb things, and function fairly normally in spite of having only limited use of her right rear leg due to her curled toes and possibly other nerve damage factors. It is also possible her nerve damage may further heal on its own.
I have found that during a petting session, Lucy will now let me gently massage her right rear foot for a short time until I feel her start to tense up, at which point I give her Pounce treats which she loves, and then go back to scratching her neck etc which she loves. Thus I'm able to sort of mix in a little therapeutic massage with her petting and end the session on a positive note. Whether or not this little bit of massage, done regularly, will help or not I don't know. Whether Lucy Liu will heal further or not, remains to be seen.
The road ahead remains unknown.
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It sounds like the purrfect solutio ~ therapy and love combination! lots of hugs and prayers Anna
I agree therapy and LURVS! Everyone wins...
Messaging is wonderpurr therapy and having your love is the best. She is lucky she has you to love her unconditionally and be there for her...we will prayer for her to continue to do well...
Hugs and love
That's a great idea, and the benefits though uncertan, will not be lost, as Lucy will know a lot of love!
You've improved so much already Lucy. Purring that you enjoy every day and keep getting better!