One of our blog readers had recently asked how Travis was doing, and in a word: Great! I took that photo late yesterday afternoon after I let him?outside to do his business. Periodically I do a “mouth check” to see if he’s still maintaining all the progress we made during his jaw-opening procedure in 2013. Last July I had posted a photo showing me able to stick two fingers into his mouth, which meant there had been no?decrease in the opening since his procedure and subsequent oral surgery, and this after being off all medications for quite a while. Well, here we are several months later, and his mouth remains just as open. Yesterday I stuck my fingers into his mouth yet again, and had the same wide access I’ve always had when I check him. That’s?really kind of amazing, because we had expected to lose at least a little function along the way, but he’s still 100%. Of course, he isn’t sure why I keep sticking my fingers in his mouth, but he remains a good sport about it.
Blog housekeeping note: I’m going to shift to a “Monday morning blog” schedule for at least the next few months. In winter I just don’t have as much material as I do the rest of the year, so I’m going to do the once-a-week blog post for a while. I may make exceptions if there any new developments that I need to update you on?in any given week, but for now, expect to see a weekly post.
Tickled to hear that Travis is doing so well, and very thankful that the procedure worked!
Barb Ribinski says
That’s such good news. He must be so happy to be able to eat somewhat normally. I remember all the photos where his slurpped dinner was all over him, poor guy. Less cleaning for you guys and a happier dog! It’s wonderful he’s still maintaining so well. And he’s a nice looking guy, too.
Phyllis Snow says
How wonderful for Travis! It also says a lot about your perseverance, along with Travis’ medical team.
Peggy S., Scooter and T.C. says
Golly, just how deep is the snow fall up there? The doxies could get lost! Stay warm…
Nancy Yarmac says
Just want to say I love reading the blog, and appreciate the time it takes you to do it. Thanks!
Tonya Allen says
I’m so glad that Travis hasn’t lost any ground. That’s really great.
Our yard looks just like yours right now. The “where’d the grass go?” question was quite pressing for the first few trips outside, but the dogs have adjusted now.
I know posting takes up a lot of time and also requires inspiration, which is not often forthcoming in the depths of winter. There’s always the option of a Wordless Wednesday now and then if you have an especially good Dogs In Snow picture…
Shirley and James says
LOVE YOU TRAVIS!