Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Trooper's On The Mend...
A note from Trooper's foster:
What a difference a week makes.
Trooper and I went back to see the vet yesterday and we received some really good news. Trooper is coming along very well and Dr. Radcliffe now is very optimistic about a full recovery. X-rays show that the bone is healing well and he is even gaining muscle tone in his previously severely atrophied thigh muscle. He MAY always have a very slightly bowed lower leg but he should most likely regain full use of it. He’s already been using the leg to bear weight more and I can see his progress. He shows no signs of pain or discomfort and the wound from the pin insertion is mostly healed. He’s even gained 1 pound.
Overall Trooper is doing very well. He is happy, loving, and has the sweetest disposition you could imagine. He charms everyone that he meets. We went to a cookout on Saturday and he spent most of the afternoon either on my lap or someone else’s. Everyone was very impressed with him. he really is a great dog and I am so very happy to be able to report that his future looks bright.
Thanks to all who have helped give this special boy a second chance at a good life. Special thanks to Michelle for making this all possible and to Brian for driving him all the way from Kentucky to Pennsylvania. I will keep you updated.
Denis & Trooper