Yesterday was a great day! We went back to the Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital and met with Dr. Troxel for Bucket's staple removal. This was easy going for Bucket but I had to step out because I couldn't bear to watch anything else happen to my baby.
After that appointment we headed to the Physical Therapy Department and met Amie Hesbach. Bucket was able to walk around the PT room without his leg strap, lay down, play with some toys and eat lots of treats. It was so amazing to see him walk around (still wobbly and almost fell once but mostly good).
Next he received laser therapy to reduce inflammation and help with the healing process. Then came the big hurdle. Bucket headed in for some water therapy (a treadmill that fills with water for some resistance. Bucket hates water - hates baths, hates hoses, hates pools, and hates the ocean. Surprisingly he did terrific thanks to Sheryl. A little afraid of the water at first but walked and walked for the promise of treats.
Sheryl then attempted to dry Bucket off and at this point his adrenaline was flowing and the excitement was mounting. Next thing we knew Bucket took off at a run to the other side of the PT area. We ran to catch up to him and settle him down.
Finally we received our PT homework for him and checked out. Needless to say Bucket slept the whole way home. I'm hoping to have some new pics of him walking around this week and some from his next PT appointment.