Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Feels So Good

20 January 2014

Yesterday Milo went for some massage work with our friend Kathy to help him loosen up his back and spine.  He really enjoyed it.  

He is moving much better after the massage, but will see the chiropractor again next week.  

I spoke with Dr. Choi about his back and because the herbs he is currently on for his monocytosis are so very strong and concentrated it is not safe for him to take anything for his back until he finishes those herbs.  I'll be making an appointment for him to see Dr. Choi as she can give him acupuncture to help his back.  

Poor guy!    I'm not sure if this is a muscle issue or a skeletal one.  He had no muscle tone when he first came to me because his body had metabolised everything due to starvation.  I've always been worried about his muscles, but his blood values had recently eclipsed that concern.  Will be seeking answers so we can provide the best relief for him.  

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Back again

18 January 2014

Milo has been having more back problems.  His back end is very weak and if you run your hand down the length of his body he sinks into a sit.  I brought him back to the doggie chiropractor and she proclaimed that he is so tense and "guarding" that she couldn't really do a full adjustment for him.  So... we are going to take him for a massage tomorrow and follow up with the chiro about a week following the massage.   I talked to Dr. Choi about this in case some herbs would help him, but the herbs he is currently taking for the monocytosis are so strong that he can't take anything for his back/spine issues right now.  If the massage and chiro don't do the trick he'll need acupuncture.   Poor guy.  I think he's been in pain but is very stoic about it as collies tend to be in my experience.

I snapped this photo the other evening before we went to the chiropractor.   What a face!


This morning Milo was using Leo as a pillow.  

Monday, January 6, 2014

Back to status quo

6 January 2014

We have spent the last 10 days puppy sitting for a little terrier mix friend named Zoey.  Wild collie Leo and Zoey are great pals and spent much of the time running, running, running and wrestling.  Sometimes wrestling while running.  An example:

Leo!  You have a terrier on your neck! 

Milo was not so impressed.  He has been very disgusted that this unruly little upstart usurped the attention of his pal Leo as well as my affection.  The experience seemed to be quite difficult for him and he seems to be quite pleased that Zoey has returned home and things are back to normal.