Jackie had her second acupuncture treatment last week and the vet is thrilled with Jackie's progress.
Jackie was able to stand and support her own weight (albeit her back feet were knuckled over) for a few seconds. She also reacted more to the acupuncture needles, indicating that at least some feeling is returning to the lower portion of her body.
When you run your hand down Jackie's back, you do feel a hot spot at her injury site, so this is an indication there is still some inflamation at the injury point. Dr. Pat was also very impressed that Jackie has lost 1.5 pounds and is a much slimmer 12.7 pounds now. Proper nourishment is important during the recovery process and most dachshunds gain weight on crate rest. Jackie has been able to lose weight as we are carefully measuring her food portions and minimal treats. We do have treats which are 3 calories and veggies are always a good alternative as well. Jackie is also receiving a mamal based Omega3 supplement and Sasha's Blend for the inflamation.
As soon as I get new batteries for my camera, I will post a picture of Jackie's recovery suite.
Oct. 1 (approx) injury occured
Nov. 1 (approx) Jackie received her cart
Nov. 11 Jackie arrives in rescue and starts crate rest
Nov. 19 first acupuncture treatment - no deep pain, minimal movement of legs
Nov. 29 second acupuncture treatment with 1.5 pound weight loss and increased movement & feeling in both legs, left leg stronger than the right.