Sunday, June 3, 2012

                         Some changes to Llyr's Therapy

A little over a week ago after talking with Llyr's therapy team it was decided that Llyr needed some changes in his therapy program. Llyr was barely using his front left leg when swimming anymore. Since his front legs have become weaker from his progressing DM swimming was no longer benefiting him. He was still watching me as he was going around the pool, but he was floating more than swimming. The spark in his eyes while swimming was disappearing and he was not enjoying swimming anymore. so, llyr is no longer swimming during therapy anymore. 

His therapy sessions are now only land exercises and those are limited as well. He is getting massage, stretching, Cold Laser Therapy and limited head and neck exercises. He is starting to lose strength in his head. This is the progression of Degenerative Myelopathy. Very sad, but true. This disease marches on slowly but surely. Llyr still loves getting his frozen treats and is now getting them twice a week during therapy instead of just once! Since Llyr is a very food motivated Corgi, of course there are no complaints!

        This was a day that I forgot his frozen treats, so it was a Peanut butter day!

               Llyr getting a massage and waiting patiently for more Peanut Butter!

           Llyr getting a neck massage from Michelle and enjoying his frozen treat!

                      Llyr is enjoying just relaxing with Dr. Stephanie Finley! 

                                       Llyr talking with Cheryl! He adores her!

                  Llyr taking time out to smile for the camera with Cheryl and I! 

                                  Last, but not least a big smile from Llyr!!!!     


  1. I am always amazed when I see photos of Llyr looking happy, smiling, content. He is a brave little guy, but he doesn't know it. He's just Llyr, a sweet and lovable corgi boy. He always wears a corgi smile.

  2. You are both great ! Many smiles Llyr ! We are big fans of You.

  3. What a precious boy! Keep up the good work--the Girls and I are cheering you on!

    Marian, Molly and Bonnie (PWC)

  4. I hope his therapy helps him, he is an adorable dog, and I have one just like him

  5. Just wanted to tell you my Welsh Corgi Fionnlagh and I are rooting for you Llyr!! Keep up the good work! It is obvious from these photos that you are still a happy boy! Keep smiling!!
    Kymmie and Fionnlagh

  6. wow, I'm glad to see you guys and your still doing great. And I'm so happy that you feel better now.

    Dog Shock Collar | Puppy Bond

  7. WOW!! I would first like to say THANK YOU for all the wonderful, sweet comments on my blog!! You totally made my day!! :)

    Secondly, I am in awe of your little man! I am going to go back and read through your posts and learn more. I think Corgis are sooooo cute! I can't wait to read more about this heroic dude! :)