Monday, August 2, 2010

A Video to Show My Current Orthopedic Problems...

I know this video of Moki will leave some of you really sad, but please try to keep in mind that the video was shot on one of Moki's not so good days. I wanted to give you all an honest portrayal of Moki's current orthopedic state, and some times it's hard to describe such a state in words...




With that said, while the video does make it appear as though most of the problem is occurring in Moki's back legs, a lot of the problem is actually a result of his front two legs. Moki has a tendency to hold his front legs really stiff and at a bent/angle. This makes it a little more difficult for Moki to get his back legs underneath him as he should. I am hoping that once we have gotten together some money to cover the cost of physical therapy, we can try using a muscle relaxer on Moki's front legs and see if it helps along with the actual physical therapy, to improve the positioning of his back legs. Again Moki does tend to walk better than this on some days, and I will try to capture a video of Moki walking on a good day for you all real soon, unfortunately though, Moki is starting to have more bad days than good, which explains the need to get him back into therapy as soon as possible...

P.S.

Thanks to everyone who left suggestions about where I can locate inexpensive sub-q-fluids online. I will be checking out several of these websites over the course of the next couple of days, and will continue to welcome further recommendations/suggestions!

10 comments:

Black Cat said...

I couldn't watch the video - it's just a white square - but I do hope you can get the physio for Moki soon. He is such a happy little fighter! :)xxx

Black Cat said...

Oh, thanks for your visit and for fixing the video! I can see in the video Moki's frustration and determination. What a trooper he is, bless him! :)xxx

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Junior and Orion said...

Moki, what a fighter you are. We are constantly amazed by your determination to keep moving along. Sending you scritches and gentle headbutts.

Brian said...

I too admire sweet Moki, DETERMINATION PLUS, we love you Moki!

Ikaika said...

He is VERY determined! What a sweet kitty!

Hope the KV shipping rates work out for you ...

'Kaika's mom

Sweet Praline said...

Yes, it is tough to watch Moki struggling to walk, but I must admit, he is definitely a fighter. I hope you are able to get PT for Moki and that it helps. Thanks so much for the update.

Sparkle said...

Paws crossed that you can get back to Moki's PT soon! He is really a determined little guy.

Daisy said...

We just want to give Moki hugs and kisses because he tries so hard, and he has such determination!

Laila and Minchie said...

Sweet Moki, you still continue to amaze us with your determination. Nothing stops you! You are the bravest mancat we know! (((HUGS)))