I mentioned that Luna visited the vet and her physical therapist, but I realized that I did not report how the visits went.
Taking Luna into the vet's office was pretty emotional. This was the place that took care of her right after her accident. We spent a lot of time crying, hoping, and praying in that building. Since she was there for several days just about everyone who works in the office (including the receptionists) knows Luna and has a personal connection with her. The doctors took amazing care of her, the vet techs sat with her when she was whining, and the receptionists visited her on their breaks. To have Luna walk into the office with a smile on her face and her tail wagging was just awesome.
The doctor was floored when she saw Luna. "Oh, Luna! You just made my week!" she said. After a little Q&A and plenty of cookies the doctor announced that Luna was done with doctor visits. We hope to return to the vet clinic soon to get Luna into the blood donor program. I think the staff would really like to see her once in a while and it would be nice for Luna to give back to the amazing people who took such great care of her.
So what does the physical therapist think? She is very impressed with Luna's progress. She spent about 20 minutes in the underwater treadmill, practiced balancing on the yoga ball, and relaxed during her laser therapy. There is still plenty of work we need to do to keep the healing going, but she is definitely on the fast track. I mentioned to the therapist that I was concerned about Luna's running in the future. I reminded her that she is a greyhound and preventing her from running for the rest of her life is near impossible. The therapist said that although she will never be 100% we should be able to get her back to 90-95%. How awesome is that?!
It is great to know that the doctor and therapist believe that Luna is going to make a wonderful come back.