Originally Posted by WynnieG
Have you tried maybe a thin tea towel over the peas? It mitigates the freezer burn feel of icing. Or perhaps you can knit him an ice pack cozy?
I have tried a thin tea towel, as well as a thicker towel, but he just doesn't like it! His swelling is so minimal and he's really good about range of motion exercises, so I doubt he's in pain. He just doesn't like the cold feeling, I guess. The problem is that he tries to run from me when he sees the bag of peas now. LOL I don't want him to run, though.
He began bearing weight on his operated leg this morning! The vet said he would start really soon, and he was right. When he wants to move a little faster, he picks it up and hops on 3 legs, but when he's walking slow, he uses all 4! Amazing!
Thanks for all the kind comments, everyone! It's really helped me get through the first anxious days. Now, it's just a matter of slowing him down, I think.
Glad to hear that your knee is hanging in there, WynnieG! Good luck with the walkies. I call them walkies too!
But, I've been shying away from using that word lately.