Post-FHO Surgery: Chelsea on Film

Hello! I am healing very well!

Chelsea has been recovering exceptionally well from FHO surgery! (If you haven’t read Chelsea’s story, click here.) Though adjusting to the “recovery rules” hasn’t been easy, Chelsea’s leg is healing incredibly.

During FHO surgery, Chelsea had her leg completely detached and put into her hip socket. This was for a preexisting injury and therefore, Chelsea had lost a lot of muscle mass in the bad leg.

You can see how small her muscles are in her right leg (on left in photo). This was taken early November when rescued her and realized something was wrong with her leg.

Because we had to fundraise to pay for the surgery, we did not want her to lose more muscle mass as time went on.Β During fundraising efforts, we took Chelsea on long walks every day, encouraging her to use her leg. We wanted her to have as much muscle as possible and get used to walking on it. This continued for two months leading up to surgery.

Now, 5 days after a very successful surgery, Chelsea is walking on all fours beautifully! She still has an obvious limp but we don’t have to encourage her to use it as we were told we would. We walk her four to five times a day, around our yard, on leash. This will help her strengthen her muscles and get used to walking normally.

Click here to see a video of us walking around the yard! We also just started a YouTube Channel, so be sure to visit us! We’ll try to add new videos a few times a week πŸ™‚


16 responses to “Post-FHO Surgery: Chelsea on Film

  1. You give “rescue” new meaning!

  2. That is so great! Yay Chelsea!!

  3. Good to know that Chelsea is doing good… and yes, you are wonderful for having rescued her

  4. I am glad to hear the recovery is going well. Thanks for the update!

  5. So glad Chelsea is doing well.

  6. Thank you all very much! We are so happy she’s getting better and it is really amazing how well she’s responding to recovery!

  7. Sooo happy !!!! Keep up the good healing.

  8. It was so nice to see Chelsea’s video. I’ve subscribed to your You Tube channel and look forward to more great videos!

  9. Oh boy! She really is doing well. Loved the close up at the end. πŸ™‚

  10. Hi!
    We cheered when we saw the video! She is doing very well for so short a time since her operation… God Bless You all and we continue to pray for Chelsea!

    Lots of Collie Hugs!!!

    The Collies and Chuck πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much, Chuck and the Collies! We are so happy she is progressing so well and can’t wait til she’s all better πŸ™‚ Thank you for all the wonderful prayers!

      All the best,

      Deanna and the Crew πŸ™‚

  11. That’s fabulous news – glad she’s using all fours. She must be feeling more comfortable already!

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