Monday, December 27, 2010

A good end to the year for Mika

I hope everyone had an enjoyable, and memorable Christmas!!

Well, I think it might be time for an update on Mika! Santa definitely gave him stronger legs :)

He is doing much better now. The swims have proved to be so useful and helpful in aiding his muscles to grow! When using his leg, his walk looks almost normal now - he is not as wobbly as he used to be. The right leg also does not look significantly smaller than the left leg which is a good sign!

When he is on leash, he can use his four legs very well. If he starts hopping, we just say "WALK" to him and he will put down his leg again! Rosie has been taking him on walks around the neighbourhood - they are around 10-15 minutes long and she says he does just fine using his leg 98% of the time!

Here's a video of him walking now!
You can see that even his right leg has build up so much more muscle mass it looks almost normal now!!

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28 comments:

Sue the Bichon Frise said...

He has made a stunning recovery!

Mango said...

You are an inspiration! Look at you all walking and proud. I am going to buckle down on my physical therapies so I can be like YOU!

Slobbers,
Mango

The Thuglets said...

Oh wow..thats excellent to see Mika walking so well!

Way to go Mika. We hope santa Paws was good to you.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Sara said...

Well, that is truly a wonderful gift! All of your hard work and love is paying off,and I know Mika will continue to get stronger and stronger. Amazing!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hurray!!

Cheers
Maxx

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC!! What a wonderful rehab job you guys have done!

jen said...

Yay for Mika!!! That is so good to hear:)

hero said...

We're so happy for Mika :)

Licks, hero

Terrorzinhos said...

We are very happy, that Mika has recovered so well!
Let's keep paws crossed for the full recovery!

Caren Gittleman said...

YAY MIKA!! What a strong boy you are!!

it is no wonder that Mika is healing so beautifully. He has the love, care, patience and time that all of you have given to him so unselfishly. That is the best Christmas gift of all!

BTW I even heard Miss Eva in the background barking and caught a glimpse of her running in the back of the video!

(((((hugs))))) to brave and strong Mika and to ALL OF YOU!

rescuedinsanity.com said...

How fantastic! Go Mika! Could there be a much better present?

Kathy said...

Mika is a SUPER STAR! FANTASTIC!

Anna the GSD said...

Go Mika! Go Mika go!! Whoo hoo!

Diana said...

You have done a wonderful job with his rehab. You should be sooooo proud!! Diana

houndstooth said...

What wonderful news! We are so happy for Mika that things are improving so well! Keep up the good work, Mika!

Bunny

Helen said...

Happy New Year, Mika!! Keep up the workouts you're doing great.

Remington said...

That video made me do the Happy Dance! Wow, Mika is doing GREAT!

Coco said...

Well done Mika, keep up teh good work.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a wonderful recovery!! It looks like Mika is walking fine! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Lorenza said...

I am happy for Mika too!
Thanks a lot for your good wishes!
Happy Holidays!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That is pawesome AND inkhredible!

I've read of other pups - inkhluding some Sibes - that have had it and thrived like they were healthy pups again!

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sierra Rose said...

This is great news! Yay :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Dawn said...

Excellent!!!

Sagira said...

Way to go Mika! Such wonderful news. :)

Lola said...

Oh, that's the best news. You've done an amazing job of rehab with Mika. All doggies should have humans as wonderful as you.

lotsa licks, Lola

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

That's amazing!! He's made such wonderful progress. You're right; his leg has regained so much muscle that if I didn't know how skinny it was before, I wouldn't have known he'd had a problem. What a good boy!

Marie said...

That is just wonderful! I'm thrilled that he's recovering so well under your loving care.

LINA said...

Wow, that's amazing! I'm so happy for you guys ... and for Mika of course. :D

Stinkin' kisses from James & Billy

 
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