Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Calm After The Storm

After three weeks of challenges with Jasmine's joints and mobility, things seem to have settled down. She is looking quite good and showed no signs of lameness or pain in last couple days.

The last veterinary exam determined that Jasmine's joints were quite happy now, and improving. Her muscles, though, particularly iliopsoa and hip muscles, were quite angry.

On Saturday was Jasmine's appointment with her chiropractor/physical therapist.

Boy, did she ever find a whole lot of angry muscles! Once the body starts compensating for one thing, a whole hell can break lose, and it did. Jasmine's session lasted almost a whole hour!

That seems to have done the trick, though, Jasmine's body looks much happier.

It again makes me think where would Jasmine be without the chiropractic care. Would those muscles settle down on their own eventually? Probably. How much time and pain meds would that take, though, I don't want to know.

 It would be like digging your way out of jail with a spoon, when you could just get a key instead.

I am so glad that Jasmine has such an amazing team taking care of her.

I would also like to thank Vet-Stem, who were there for us all the way, particularly during that dreadful weekend. Those folks really care about each and every one of their patients.

Things are looking good now, and hopefully will just keep on improving. The chiropractor too was pleased with the joints, and particularly the progress the left elbow has made.

One other thing I figured out on Saturday; Jasmine's main vet and her chiropractor really like each other, and I realized why. The are so much alike, they really care from the bottom of their hearts. We are very thankful that we have found them.

So here is to all the great veterinarians out there, you make the world a better place.

Related articles:
Jasmine's Acute Lameness
Jasmine Doesn't Like "Doing Time"
Our Of Jail Free Pass
When It's Looks Too Good To Be True … The Lameness Returns
The Day Of The Treatment
First Time For Everything: A Healing Crisis(?)  
From Zero To Sixty In Four Days: Stem Cells At Work 


Meet Jasmine
I'm Still Standing! (Happy Birthday, Jasmine)
How Dogs Think (Well, Jasmine Anyway)
How The Oddysey Started: Jasmine's ACL Injury
Jasmine is Vet-Stem's poster child!
Rant About Quality Of Life Versus Quantity, And Differential Diagnoses
Jasmine Is Headed For Her Next Stem Cell Treatment
Jasmine's Stem Cells Are In
Arthritis? What Arthritis? 
Guess Who Is An Ever-Ready Bunny And Really Liking The Bit Of Snow We Got? 
Don't Knock It Until You Tried It: Animal Chiropractic 
Jasmine's Fur Analysis
Back At Chiropractic Care

Further reading:
Jasmine’s Story: Can Chronic Diarrhea and Soft Tissue Injuries be Normal?
Jasmine’s Story: An ACL Injury and a Cancer Scare
Jasmine’s Condition Deteriorates: Another ACL Injury and an Abdominal Abscess
Jasmine Recovers from Surgery and Jana Discovers TCVM
Who’s Minding Your Pet’s Health?
Pet Owner Perspective On Stem Cell Therapy
Difficult to Manage Lameness Treated with Physical Therapy
Our Journey to Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine


  1. So happy Jasmine is feeling better!!

    Yay for great people who care so much about us animals!! :)

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

    1. Thank you, Snoopy! We are very happy too!

  2. Oh, she looks great! I don't know where any of us would be without chiropractic care - I tried to let my angry back muscles work it out (with the help of pain meds) but is wasn't until today that I felt better . .after a visit to my favorite chiropractor :) So happy to hear that she is doing well!

    1. Hi Julie, thank you, she is full of P and V again :-) Her spirit is so strong! Her body looks much happier now too.

      So cool that you have direct experience with chiropractor, I haven't tried one myself, but Jasmine goes regularly.

      Glad your back is feeling better!