Saturday, July 26, 2008

Third Physical Therapy/ Hydro Therapy Appointment

As some of you may be aware, today marked Moki's third physical therapy/hydro therapy session. Going into the session I pre-warned everyone who may be working with Moki today, that there was a chance he might bite. He has been a little on the grumpy side since returning from UC Davis, so I felt it best to warn everyone in advance just in case...

As you can see from the pictures, (Moki's grumpy face pictured above) he wasn't to thrilled with his time spent in the whirlpool today...It was only after he got his aggression out, by giving one of the people working with him a nice bitey, (you can see the bite mark in the photograph below, I circled it in green, it's not bad looking I promise...) that he decided he would at least try to make the best out of the situation. To keep anyone else from getting bitten, I worked with Moki in the whirlpool by myself, while the R.V.T. who had got bitten cleaned out her wound. After her bite wound was all cleaned up, she returned. She wanted to continue working with Moki but was a little hesitant. (Can you blame her...lol) So what we did is have her work with Moki's back legs, while I worked with his front. This way there was very little risk that she would get bit again. In the beginning of his session Moki refused to move, but by the end of it, he had become quite the little swimmer. He was paddling all four legs so well, that he barely needed my hands to hold his head above water! We where both quite proud!

Our biggest breakthrough however occurred after we returned home.
As some of you may recall, way back in March, we did an entry called "Special Needs Part 1- Grooming," in it we discussed how ever since Moki got sick, he has been unable to groom himself. Well this afternoon after we returned home from Physical Therapy, Moki had a little surprise lined up for us...
We would like to dedicate the surprise taking place in the video below to both Deb and ML, who despite having so much going on in their own lives, have worked so very hard to raise money for Moki and others, through the wonderful raffles and auctions which they held on their auction blog...
Deb and ML this video is for you!


(Miracles can happen as long as you are willing to work hard enough to achieve them!)

And to everyone else, we just wanted to say, thank you for all your continued support and for making all the raffles and auctions held for Moki a huge success!

29 comments:

Nadine said...

Yay Moki! Look at you grooming yourself, how awesome!

Poppy Q said...

That is good news for you Moki. I think you will smell much better now the pool smell is off you.

Good luck with the therapy, but I must say you do look very grumpy there my friend.

Alasandra said...

What a wonderful suprise Moki. ~Sock, S & C

Derby said...

Yay Moki, this is a good surprise. Keep up the good work in the pool.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

WHOO HOO....GO MOKI!!! What a fabulous video!! He is doing so well!!! I'm so happy that the therapy session went so well! I'm delighted to see him grooming himself!!!

YOU JUST MADE MY DAY!!!

Love and Kisses to Moki!!

Auntie Deb

Little Big Man said...

MOKI...YOU THE MAN CAT!!! This is sooo awesome. Mums eyes are leaking. What's that all about? We are so proud of you Moki. Bless you and your family for not giving up. We love you.
Purrs and Headbutts from my family to yours.

Lux said...

That is so fantastic, Moki, that you were grooming yourself! I'm sorry you didn't like the water very much, though.

Whicky Wuudler said...

Grooming and being "quite the little swimmer" have to be the best signs of improvement yet. I'm so pleased. Well doen to Moki, his beans and his physiotherapist!

NinjaCat said...

Way to go Moki!! We are purraying that this is the start of big things.

All the best

Brenda & Ninja

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Moki, Hi! I had to come back and see you again!!! I enjoy seeing the video so much! You are looking so great!!!

You are becoming such a great swimmer! KEEP IT UP!!! I know you can do it!!!

MUCH LOVE FROM YOUR AUNTIE DEB!

Beethoven said...

Yay Moki! That is a very nice surprise! I loves your video!

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

Yo, dude! You did great, especially that great looking bitey! hehehe! Seriously, we are so proud of you! We thinks this is a turning point for you. We knew you could do it!

{{{HUGS}}}

Laila and Minchie

Daisy said...

Go, Moki, go! Go, Moki, go! You are becoming quite the little swimming star. And I do not blame you one little bit for biting.

-d ma said...

i've never been happier to see a cat grooming himself! woo hoo

Gretchen and Mike said...

I think your Awesome Moki for going through all you do to get better.Congratulations on grooming yourself.

Hugs...G

GRRRETA said...

I'm so happy that you're making such good progress. Good job kicking all four legs in the pool and for grooming yourself. That's amazing!

The Cat Realm said...

Moki - I am sooo proud of you! You do look awfully grumpy in the first pictures - but you never give up, you are such a great role model! And you GROOMED yourself, how wonderful.
And I am also happy to hear that Stoney will get help, hurray, and now I am heading over to The Taylor Catsssss!
Mrs. OZ
Karl is still on safari with Ruis....

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That is wonderful, Moki. You are a very lucky kitty to have so many humans who love you and are working so hard to help you. And you are a fighter, even though you were grumpy and bit your therapist. We look forward to seeing you do even more.

Felix, Garfield & Jawsy said...

Yeah, Moki! We can see u are enjoying ur grooming session by urself! :D
We are happy that u are in good hands and that u neva gave up!
:hugs and purrs:

Anonymous said...

tears in my eyes! I can't watch the video at work... slow internet connection, but even the idea that you could do this, wow.

Parker said...

This is great! Hurrah for Moki grooming himself!

Java's Coffee House said...

Wow Moki look at you go! You musta been really dirty! LOL So glad to see you being better, and swimming like a fishy!

headbutts
Java

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, the video made us all leaky with happiness. it is wonderful you can groom like that now!

you keep working hard in therapy and you'll get better and better.

it is OK to put the bitey on a bean when you've been thru all you've been thru.

Babs (Beetle) said...

I am so happy for you Moki! All that water is enough to make any cat bite!
The video of you grooming is fantastic!

Purrs, Sukie x

Loa & Steppa said...

Omy god Moki u did it my eyes ar leking iam so happy to see this lov u big guy

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh Moki! I am so proud of you - keep working hard.

Junior said...

WOO HOO!!!!!!! Great job Moki! We are all so proud of you and happy for you!!!!!!!!!! We are sending out gentle headbutts to you and you beans!

Forty Paws said...

That's fantastic that Moki was grooming! Whoo hoo!

Luf, Us

The Meowers from Missouri said...

we is SO proud of moki! what a blessing it is to see this happen!!