As part of managing the symptoms of Sam's cauda equina he has started having acupuncture treatments with Dr. Tammy Perkins at Animalia Wellness. He had his second treatment yesterday. I'll post some pictures of the clinic in a later post. It's the most gorgeous clinic I've ever seen.
Dr. Perkins suggested that Sam might benefit from some hydrotherapy as well. I can't really afford to take advantage of the underwater treadmill at Animalia so Dr. Perkins said that a kiddie pool would work too. That I can afford!
Yesterday I bought Sam a kiddie pool at Lowe's. Did you know these pools can be tough to find now? Wally World didn't even have them. This morning, I filled the pool with water and let it sit in the sunshine for a few hours so it would warm up a bit. Then I got Sam outside and lifted him into the pool. The idea was to have him walk circuits around the pool. Turns out, the pool is a little too small for that.
|Sam, lounging in his private pool.|
|Yeah, this might not be too bad.|
And then it happened..... Sam's re-enactment of the pool scene in Caddyshack. Only no one was eating a chocolate bar......
|That's no Baby Ruth....|
And so ended Sam's first dip in the pool. I helped him exit the pool - there wasn't any panic - dried him off and then dumped the pool. I don't think I'll need to wear a hazmat suit to clean it but it might be a while before Sam takes another dip.