Since my last update Sunny has continued to do well. Everything is pretty much back to normal as far as he is concerned. The only thing Sunny isn’t sure about doing is going up the stairs which is understandable. Currently if we put his ruff wear harness on he will try with our assistance, but its obvious he doesn’t feel comfortable doing it on his own. I’m sure with time though his confidence will build. His appetite is also still not back up to his pre-surgery levels and I’m not totally sure why. I think it may be a protest on some level because we cut him off of the wet food. We are getting very close to his full amount though of dry food so I’m not too concerned.
Yesterday we started his rehab at GVR where he will be swimming once a week! This was the first time as far as we know that Sunny has been swimming unless he used to go before we adopted him. At first he didn’t really seem to know what to make of it but he did really well overall. Towards the end he was trying to splash the water so he could catch it in his mouth so I like to think he had fun. It can be hard to tell with him. He can be so timid at first anytime we meet anyone new or he is a new situation. It took until about half way through the session until he seemed to relax. Hopefully with further visits Sunny will become more relaxed and just enjoy it. In total yesterday he swam for about 15 minutes. Eventually it will be increased, but since it was his first session they wanted to keep it short so he didn’t overexert himself. The hope though is that he will continue to build core strength.
Wednesday will be Sunny’s one month mark since his surgery. It’s crazy to think it has already been that long, but we couldn’t be happier.
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