Camilla Update…

I know it has been awhile since last up date. She is walking more and more using that foot. Stubborn about her exercises. Charley kitten inspires her to keep walking. She is getting into more and more mischief. Her shoe/boot, clothing piles are getting worse. I went to take a shower, hear the door open in she pops and steals my clothing! The rascal… good thing I love her. chuckle
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Camilla update- post surgery follow up visit

Yesterday, Baby girl went to the vets for a suture check and her first rehab session. I was shocked to find they are $87 a session or $435 for six sessions. But, I can call in and get directions. Camilla was in the zone yesterday full out hard headed brat until we went into the room. You never know. She was well behaved.

Here is the report I got from the office:
Camilla is here for her first rehabilitation session today. She has a history of a cranial cruciate tear on the right stifle and had a TPLO on 8/12/16. The tramadol made Camilla nauseous, so it was discontinued. The deramaxx was also stopped because she seemed comfortable. She has no stairs in her environment but does have a ramp. She is currently walking for 5 to 15 minutes 4 to 5 times a day.
Exam: Temperature: 101.5 Pulse: 115 Respiration: pant Weight: 33.1 kg. Lameness Score: 1 to 2 /4 on the right hindlimb. Pain score 0 to 1/4 (right stifle). Moderate post-op thickening still present, right stifle region is warm but not hot. There were no sutures to remove, the incision is healing nicely. Camilla was relaxed, comfortable and cooperative for her session today. She had no pain on palpation of her spine, patellar tendons or iliopsoas region; no neck pain, normal cervical range of motion. Thigh Circumference (Muscle Mass): Right 27.5 cm Left 29 cm Passive Range of Motion: (Flexion/Extension) Hips Right 50/170 Left 45/172 Stifle Right 45/155 Left 45/178 Hock Right 42/185 Left 45/185
Therapy: Class IV therapeutic laser of the right stifle, 2520 joules, 10 W for 5:15 minutes.
Exercises: A home exercise program was provided and demonstrated for you today. The home exercises are beneficial in building muscle and confidence as well as to stretch. Please try and integrate these exercises into your daily routine with her. The home exercises will help to keep her comfortable as she recovers. Please remember to stay with in her comfort level and to walk her slowly when on leash walks. She can continue to walk up to 10 minutes at a time for now (3 to 5 times a day is ok), concentrate on keeping her pace controlled as to encourage her to put more weight on her right hind leg.

of course I can’t cut and past the section of meds and follow up appointment post surgery. But, you get the idea.

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1 week post surgery Camilla UPDATE!

Good Morning! Just finished taking her for a brisk walk. We have added some distance today she is now doing almost 1/10th a mile one way in the mornings. She wants to do more but, I am trying to pace her. She sometimes still curls her toes when she squats to pee but most time flattens her paw. Her relationship with Charley has become one of adoration. They love to snuggle on each other. It is a beautiful thing to behold.
Camilla loves to shred paper as you all know. She now looks for paper to shred. Newest quirk is stealing of of dirty laundry! I found three pieces in the living room. Carrying of my shoes is another I actually found a sneaker in the kitty litter box!
Happy news, no cone of shame has been required she hasn’t messed with her incision she may lightly lick it when cleaning her leg but that is it. Also she is now off her meds. Even with bouncing around like a goofy some moments she isn’t in pain. IMG_7667
On a heart wrenching note I took her to visit with her “sisters” and Myrie turned her back on her. I could almost hear her heart crumble on that one. So, I will bring her up every day so maybe the bond can be rebuilt.
Here is a short video showing her walking progress….

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Camilla update……….

Good Morning! Time for an update on our girl.
Surprise! She has been chosen by Charley kitty to be his dog! They nuzzle each other, smack each other and try to scare each other by pouncing! This morning poor Camilla tried to pee only to have Charley surprise attack her from the bushes! Chuckle!
Our girl is a paper shredder and she goes and finds things to shred.

Camilla has figured out how to ask to go outside. I realize she does this out of boredom being stuck in a small house with 3 seniors, a scary cat ( Matilda), crazy kitten and MOMMY can be rather boring. During these walks I have notice just yesterday every third step her toes are on the ground… today, actually pressure on the leg. Yes, still every third step.

We had to stop the Tramadol like her human Mommy she can’t keep the stuff down. She doesn’t seem to need it. She is in great spirits. Playful and rascally. She even tried to join me for dinner…… Loki tried to warn her she wouldn’t listen to his gentle nudge and ” Hey kid, sit here look cute” nope she got her nose firmly tapped with a finger tip for being greedy.

Her follow up appointment is next week and we shall see how she is doing on the healing front.
Ok, the goofy girl wants out again- 4 times since I went to bed If you see a zombie that looks like me…. blame Camilla. Have a great day folks.
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Camilla post surgery update…

Camilla come through her surgery with no extra complications. Turns out she not only tore her cranial cruciate ligament which was 100% torn. The Medial meniscus was torn in the caudal aspect. The remnant of the cranial cruciate was removed and the caudal torn ascpect of the medial meniscus was removed. Surgery went very well with no complications.
Her total bill including the initial consult : $4432.11
Total from go fund me: $1210.00
Total from outside donations: $0280.00
Leaving a balance of: $2942.11
Thank you to all who donated towards her surgery. And to my Mother for loaning me the balance until I can pay her back.

27 July 16 Camilla

the culprit who caused this mess:
Charley
2 Aug 16 Charley MY CHAIR

Her ‘battle wounds’
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13 Aug 16 her knee

13 Aug 16 the scar

healthy knee on right unhappy knee on left

healthy knee on right unhappy knee on left

Camilla is currently chilling with Penny in my office with me. here is to a successful healing.

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River Adventure with Cabella and Athena!

Today another River adventure this time with Cabella – Little Sapling Gang and Athena Little Duckling Gang. The trio along for the fun : Penny, Loki and Ramses! Of course Athena brought her human brother. Enjoy!

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11 Aug 16 Athena dirty mug

11 Aug 16 athena head shake

11 Aug 16 Cabella and athena

11 Aug 16 Cabella and Cman

11 Aug 16 cabella and loki

11 Aug 16 Cabella dancing

11 Aug 16 Cabella splash down Cman

11 Aug 16 cabella swimming

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11 Aug 16 Cman attitude

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11 Aug 16 Lauren and Penny

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11 Aug 16 loki

11 Aug 16 Penny and Athena

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11 Aug 16 Penny Cabella swim team

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11 Aug 16 ramses and athena

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11 Aug 16 Ramses Athena and Cabella swim team

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11 Aug 16 Ramses swimming

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River Adventure with…. Cabella- Little Sapling Gang

Today we went to the river with Cabella, Rosa, Loki and Penny. The First Cousins Rosa and Cabella had a blast together. ( remember their Mom’s are litter mates)
Cabella has really fallen in love with swimming. Rosa is still nervous about it.
Loki can’t wait til we get there considering he is now 13 yrs plus he is spry and one happy camper going to the river. He is currently laying next to my chair with Charley kitten sleeping next to him. Charley is actually smiling in his sleep.
10 Aug 16 Blue Heron huh

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10 Aug 16 Cabella enjoying the water

10 Aug 16 Cabella goofy 2

10 Aug 16 Cabella goofy 3

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10 Aug 16 Cabella photo bomb

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10 Aug 16 Cabella Rosa Penny

10 Aug 16 Cabella swimming happily

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10 Aug 16 Cabella swimming

10 Aug 16 cousin time Cabella Rosa

10 Aug 16 dual  turtles

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10 Aug 16 Heron

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10 Aug 16 Heron reflections

10 Aug 16 Heron wing spread

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10 Aug 16 Penny Cabella  Rosa

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10 Aug 16 Rosa what

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10 Aug 16 share your lunch

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10 Aug 16 turtle attitude

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My helpers photos- the camera got stuck on video- images taken with this camera say Olympus- this is a water camera.

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