Well it’s been almost 3 weeks since Edie injured her shoulder.
I was beginning to think Edie was getting to used to being pampered, carried up and down stairs, treated like a pug princess 😉
Can pugs “fake it” just so they can receive continued attention? I wouldn’t put it passed Edie!
Originally our Vet thought after the first full week of complete rest, Edie could resume very short walks, but I started to worry when this didn’t seem to be the case. Although some improvement was noticed, it didn’t seem like much, she still favoured her leg after any form of brief exercise or movement.
So you could only imagine the thoughts racing through my mind – again!
Keep a handle on it I said to myself, give Edie more time to rest, maybe she just needs a little extra time to heal.
While stopping by my Vet’s office, she asked how Edie was doing. When I told her she was still sore and couldn’t go for a walk yet, she said let her rest a little longer. Unless Edie was getting worse, our Vet was not concerned at this point.
Much to Edie’s enjoyment I’m sure, I continued to watch over her every move, not allowing her to jump up on her favourite chair, not allowing her to go up or down stairs, but instead I had to lift her. Just a note, carrying a pug around and lifting them up and down stairs is a terrific work out!
Finally, Edie seemed to turn a corner!
This past weekend, Edie was able to wander around the garden on her own, but still closely monitored, and she didn’t show any signs of soreness.
I will continue to keep a watchful eye on her, not let her get too wild until I can be certain she has completely healed, but I feel I can rest those crazy thoughts in my pet parent mind and know she will be alright.