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PLEASE HELP US HELP TEDDY BEAR TO WALK NORMALLY!
5/8/08: Teddy continues to improve and is learning how to use his right leg properly. He goes to physical therapy twice/week and has a home therapy program. It is very exciting to watch his progress. His nails on that foot are actually starting to grow! He is now walking on the pad of his foot which he had not been able to do before. We will soon have videos of him at physical therapy and apologize for the delay. The cd had somehow gotten cracked, so we are getting a new one.
4/21/08 - Teddy went to therapy today and they said his knee flexion had improved by 16 degrees! He is using his leg more and more and doing so well! They took a video of him walking and we hope to get a copy of it this week and put it on the site. He is doing just fantastic!
4/18/08 - Teddy is doing very well in physical therapy! He is walking on the pad of his little foot now for the first time ever! The physical therapist said he has shown remarkable improvement! We are so excited for him!
4/8/08 - Teddy had a splint on his leg until today..it was removed and he will start physical therapy on Friday, 3-11-08. We are excited and encouraged by his continued progress! He has a recovery period ahead of him, but is beginning to use this leg and can now put his paw flat on the ground for the first time in his life! Once he has mastered using this leg and has regained some muscle mass, he will have surgery to repair the other leg. We could not be doing all of this for him if not for all of the wonderful Haven supporters! Thank you so much for your emails of kind words, prayers for Teddy and your donations to help us pay for his care! Thanks to all of you, we have paid a large portion of the first surgery and we still have therapy and another operation ahead. Your support is deeply appreciated!
3/26/08 - The pins and fixater were removed from Teddy Bear's leg and he is now able to bend his knee! His surgeon is very happy with the outcome of this surgery as are all of us at the Haven! We plan to get a video up in the next few days to show his improvement...it is so exciting to see!
3/20/08 - Teddy Bear's sutures were removed yesterday and the pins in his leg were checked. The vet is very pleased with his progress. He will return next week for a check up.
3/15/08 - Teddy Bear continues to do well! He wants to run and play with his foster siblings but we are having to limit him a bit so that he does not injure himself. He still has the pins in his leg and they don't need to be jostled. He was at the vet again and they are happy with the way he looks. Today, he actually put his foot down on the floor! He will need to learn how to walk on it normally, but it is a good sign that he is trying to use it!
3/11/08 - Teddy Bear is doing very well! He is eating and drinking and his incision looks good. He is sporting his new Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists bandana! Many thanks to them for helping little Teddy Bear and treating him so well! And...thank you to all of his friends and donors. We could not be doing this for him with out all of you!
3/10/08 - Teddy Bear is home! He is being kept quiet and is on pain medications. New pictures of him will be uploaded tomorrow.
3/8/08 - Teddy Bear had his surgery yesterday and was scheduled to come home today, but had a reaction to the ansthesia and pain medications; and is being kept in the hospital until Monday. Only his right leg was operated on because once the ultrasound was done, it was found that, in addition to the contractures, he had a dislocated knee. That was repaired and his quadricep muscle was released. His leg is now in a flexed position and he has an external fixater on that leg. Hopefully, he will be ready to go home on Monday 3-10-08. Due to the extensive surgery that had to be done, the other leg has been put on hold for now.
2/25/08 - Teddy Bear was seen by the orthopedic specialist today and found to have contractures of the muscles in his hind legs which is causing his knees and "ankles" to be stiff and unbending. He walks on his tippy toes and is unable to put the pads of his back paws on the ground. He wears his nails down past the quick. His right knee is actually pulled backwards a bit which makes him actually walk on the top of his foot and he ends up skinning the tops of his little feet.
Teddy Bear has been scheduled for surgery on March 7th to cut and release the muscles in his little hind legs. He will then have physical therapy after that. There is a chance this condition could return and being an unusual conditon, they cannot tell us the exact cause although it has been successfully operated on. The chances are 50/50 that he will fully recover and be able to walk normally. The surgery is not so invasive that it will harm him or make him worse. Teddy is a young, healthy pup and we want him to have the best possible chance at being able to run and play normally.
Any donation will be deeply appreciated. His surgery and hospitalization will be approximately $2,200.
Please, please keep this little man in your thoughts and prayers. We have one picture of him that shows him with his foster brother, Matty. As you can see, he is kissing Matty...Teddy is a dear little guy!
2/15/08 - Teddy is a love! He loves to run and play with his foster siblings. He does sometimes end up with the tops of his little toes skinned up and hates to wear booties. We have made an appointment for another opinion on him with an orthopedic specialist. Hopefully, if there are no surgical options, they can give us some kind of idea of how to prevent further injuries to him. He runs SO fast and loves to play tug of war...such a great spirit! His appointment is on Feb. 25th and his bio will be updated at that time.
12/07 - Teddy Bear has put some much needed weight on. He is doing very well with his housebreaking. He gets along very well with most of his foster siblings. He will need to go to a home where there are no young children and no steps.
9/23/07 - Teddy's orthopedic evaluation was a bit depressing. The vet did not think there is anything that can be done for him surgically. We are considering another opinion although we do not want him to undergo anything drastic. He has some arthritis in his knees and hips.
9/8/07 - Teddy Bear is scheduled to be neutered on Monday, 9/10/2007. His orthopedic evaluation will be done after that.
8/14/07 - Teddy Bear was seen by the vet and had his check up. Thankfully he was heartworm negative and his lab studies were within normal range. He had some fleas and ear mites, but they have been taken care of. An x-ray was done of his hips and legs and no old fractures or injuries were seen. The vet thinks that his problem is probably ligament and/or tendon related. He will be seeing an orthopedic specialist to determine if anything can be done to help him. He does have very limited range of motion in his knees but his ankles will not bend, so he walks on his tippy toes and his little nails are ground way down. He does not seem to have any pain and is a cheerful little guy who is enjoying playing with his foster brothers and sisters.
8/10/07 - Sweet little Teddy Bear needs help to find out why his knees will not bend. He walks with stiff back legs that go out to the side and he wobbles a bit at times. It even appears that his hips may be affected. The family that surrendered him said that they think he was born this way. They had not had him evaluated by a vet in the time that he had been with them and they had no history prior to that.
He is 5 pounds but a bit on the thin side. His age is estimated to be 1 but that may change once the vet sees him.
He will be evaluated by the our vet on Monday, August 13th and hopefully we will have some answers as to why his legs are like this.
An update will follow at that time.