Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dr Jewell's Back!!

It's been extra long between appointments with Dr. Gail Jewell. But she is back from the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. Yeah, and she finished the 100 mile ride (only about half of the hundred competitors actually finished the course) and the Canadian team came in 7th overall. Fantastic!!

Sam was really happy to see Dr. Gail yesterday. And since she normally only sees Sam once a month, she notices a lot more change in him than we do - he has put on more weight, he has more muscle mass, there is more resistance in the hind legs, and he tends to tuck his back legs more than letting them drag all the way out behind him. We also notice that he is sitting more with his legs to the side than straight out back.

At times Sam's progress has seemed extremely slow but there is progress. It's just hard to see changes on a day to day basis. But Dr. Jewell felt that Sam is doing great. He has the will and attitude that it takes to get through this and that is a good thing.

Here's a short clip of the session.


  1. hey Sam! we're glad to hear that you're improving and you are back with your favorite doc! it looks like she knows just what you like. we can see your good attitude in that video! you look pretty happy.


  2. Oh Sam! I loved how flexible your eyes become when Auntie Gail does her thing on you. Your brother Jette didn't look very pleased.. LOL.

    Love nibbles,
    Miss Sunshade