The recovery possibility for Max is everything from slight impairment to a full recovery. He is up, walking, eating, happy, trotting around and still very clumsy. The most difficulty that he has is with getting his hindquarters and legs under his body from a lying down or resting position. When he trots, his hind legs go all over the place to the left and right sides. He is happy, trying to jump and his affect is no different than it was prior to Sunday. On Sunday, he was very worried about his physical abilities and, at times, looked panicked when trying to move around. He is noticeably improved from Sunday, yet remains clumsy and with the inability to turn his hind feet over when they are flipped. He hesitates when going up and down stairs, but can still do this and my vet encouraged me to have him continue doing this as it makes him think about where his hind feet are.
I am thankful that he is doing as well as he is because it is not an option for me to have a 90+ pound dog that can not ambulate on his own long-term.
Sabra - female GSD - born April 30, 2012
Sargeant - rescued senior GSD male/foster failure - approximately ten years old (August 2013)
Max - rescued GSD - Dec 22, 2010 to March 7, 2012 - at the bridge
Sable - rescued GSD - at the bridge