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Physical therapy after surgery

This video shows Ellie 2 weeks after having spinal surgery performed by Jason Berg of the http://www.vcaspecialtyvets.com/animal-specialty-center/in Yonkers.

Ellie had fallen down a whole flight of stairs in the middle of the night and the accident left her paralyzed in her hind legs. She is a senior dog and already had mobility issues and advanced arthritis which had  made her walk in a kind of a bunny hop all the time.

In the video you can see how she is now able to use her hind legs and learn a normal gait! It is quite remarkable. I have been doing as much physical therapy as possible with her to speed up the healing process.

We are all very impressed with Ellie’s progress. Her enterprising spirit of course is a major contributing factor as well!

YAY for Ellie!

  1. How adorable! Such manners for Nono and Sia. Very creative on the adults end.

    Comment by karen on June 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm
  2. That is totally hilarious! Great job and really fun to watch!

    Comment by Fran on June 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm
  3. Actually my friend and website designer Kendra Dixson was the person who sent me the video. So 99% of the credit goes to her!

    Comment by Elisabeth on June 11, 2011 at 7:55 am
  4. Hee hee, well a good friend of mine forwarded it to me so the list goes on. I think it is so cute and I’m amazed at how well the dogs are behaved, although you do see a little help from the human hands so they don’t dive their noses into their dish. lol

    Comment by Kendra Dixson on June 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm
  5. yes the dogs are great! I also liked HOW they helped the dogs by pretending it was a human “putting your chin in your hands” gesture. It is most entertaining.

    Comment by Elisabeth Weiss on June 11, 2011 at 3:24 pm