Today Charlie turns 14 years old! I took a lot of photos of him, but he isn’t crazy about having his photo taken. So I kept the ones where he didn’t turn his head away.
He got a very good report from Dr. Wallace yesterday. This is what she emailed to me:
Dr. Wallace’s Report Via Email:
Charlie is doing SO GOOD today! I am so happy to hear he is improving with the change in your med schedule you are doing at home. I am completely fine with that regimen (Theophylline in the morning and cough meds as needed).
He is looking so fantastic today that I want to try to reduce his acupuncture treatments. I am most pleased with the way he is responding to our laser therapy for his coughing (tracheal collapse) and his disc disease (IVDD) has been stable for quite some time.
What I would like to do for him is continue his laser on his neck weekly – this will keep those nerve pathways communicating and treat any muscle soreness or any flare ups he could have.
Changing His Acupuncture Schedule:
But I want to try doing his acupuncture every 3 or 4 weeks now! If you are uncomfortable with going the full 4 weeks. Then we can try repeating it in 3 weeks and see how he does at that interval.
Again I do want to continue weekly laser but try to move out his acupuncture as described.
I will have my technicians checking him over each week as he comes in for his laser treatment, and if he has any issues we can change his medical plan accordingly. Please of course let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
I have been singing him “Happy Birthday” all morning. Right now he’s in his usual spot next to me in my chair.
Can’t Leave Ivy Out:
And Ivy is now laying on the table next to the chair where I keep this laptop. She does not want to be left out. So I took photos of her this morning as well.
Charlie had a tough month last month. But Dr. Wallace is pleased with what she’s seeing now. All we can do is help him with his health issues as best we can. And he’s in the care of two great doctors.
Charlie has been going to Animal Acupuncture Of Tulsa now since May of 2019. And I’ve been very happy with his weekly care.
Happy Birthday, Charlie Boy!