Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Nerds Love Calendars

Last night Lexi went to see our local vet/chiropractor for the second time since her injury.  She was really pleased with her progress and said her strength is much, much better!  She said that she feels that we should continue with the rehab schedule we're on for another month, and then we can re-evaluate. 

We are starting class next week, and I'm quite nervous.  I know Lexi is ready (she is bouncing and playing and working in the yard like usual), but you just never know.  The hardest thing about this injury is going to be me learning to accept that it could pop up at any minute, but it's not the end of the world.

Thought I'd share the calendar that I build every month to keep up with Lexi's exercises and her progress (during the month I write notes all over it!)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Still here!

Just wanted to pop in to say we're still here!  Things have been crazy.  I just officially started full time at work, and I'm already in charge of a project next week that will have me there crazy hours.  The next few months are our busiest time, so I know it's going to be crazy until Christmas is over.

That means I don't have much time for anything other than our one night a week class with Bentley, and Lexi's exercises every day.  We've still been doing 5-15 minutes of agility in the yard with Lexi during the week when we can, and she's been great.  Happy to be out there and no issues at all!

I'm a little nervous, but I'm hoping to put her back in class next month.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Lexi's 3!

Friday was Lexi's birthday--can't believe baby girl is already 3!  I love her so much!

Can I have my cupcake now?

How about now?


Monday, October 1, 2012

Another Good Sign

We took Lexi tonight to (yet another) veterinary chiropractor.  It's kind of a nuisance because there is only one vet in the area who is also a chiropractor.  I'm much more comfortable with a chiropractor that is a vet, too.  There is one other chiropractor (the one we saw last week) that is also a vet, but she works about an hour away and only comes to a local dog club once a month.

Lexi was adjusted tonight and the vet said that all of the adjustments were really minor.  He felt that we don't need to come back next week, but should get her adjusted once every two weeks (TOPS' instructions were to do it every week, and then back off as less maintenance was needed) so that's a really good sign.

It was funny because I asked the vet if he sees a lot of patients who want their dogs adjusteds.  He basically said that it is definitely a niche market, and that chiropractors don't get a lot of respect.  I think that's true for human chiropractors, too!

I realized that I take my dog to a vet chiropractor on a weekly basis, but I myself have never been.  I don't know if I would even want to go.  Somehow I believe it works for dogs, but am skeptical when it comes to humans.  No idea why.  Guess I want to believe that it's helping my dogs.

And anyways, I can only afford to get one of us adjusted!  I figure I'm making a choice to do agility, but I'm forcing that choice on Lexi.  The least thing I can do is to make sure she's in top shape!

Do I look like I might need adjusting after this?