Nobody Told Me My Legs Don't Work: Journey of a Down Dog

Nobody Told Me My Legs Don't Work: Journey of a Down Dog

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Overview

The perfect world Travis and his wife Renea spent ten-plus years creating is turned upside down when they find their seven-year old Golden Retriever, Keegan, left paralyzed from a stroke. Nobody Told Me My Legs Don’t Work follows the couple’s remarkable journey as they enter a frightening new world of uncertainty that comes with a “down dog” while attempting to defy their doctor’s prognosis and get Keegan back on her feet again.

Along the way they meet an interesting cast of characters that keeps them forging ahead as the experience tests their marriage and threatens to break them emotionally and financially. It is a delicate tightrope act of patience, humor and dedication that changes them forever. Share in their heartache and joy as Keegan strives to take her first steps and discover how the greatest triumphs can often be sparked by our darkest moments.

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ISBN-13: 9781732489905
Publisher: Travis Yates
Publication date: 07/01/2018
Pages: 174
Sales rank: 886,753
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Travis C. Yates is an Associate Professor of Communication at Quincy University. Prior to teaching he spent ten years in the television news industry as a producer, reporter and videographer. He is an Emmy-winning writer and moonlights as a multimedia artist, producing screenplays, commercials and short films. He is also the author of A Latchkey Kid's Take on Modern Cinema, a collection of essays and reviews that examines the works of more than 120 directors of contemporary and classic films. You can visit him at www.traviscyates.com.

Ava Frick earned her veterinary degree in 1980, a certification in Animal Chiropractic in 1997, and a proficiency certification in Herbal Phytotherapy in 2006. Her focus on physiotherapy has spanned almost 20 years and was a pioneer in the field of animal rehabilitation. Dr.Frick is recognized as the world's leading veterinary authority in the application of microcurrent therapy for animals. She added a certification of FitPAWS® Master Trainer Canine Fitness Coach in 2016.

Dr. Frick was selected in 2006 by the Hartz Mountain Corporation as their 'Veterinarian of the Year Runner-Up'. This award was established to honor veterinarians who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to patients, their families and to their communities. In 2013 she attained the honor of being selected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress.

In November 2015 Dr. Frick was awarded the honor of being inducted into the Animal Chiropractic Hall of Fame. She was one of the first four selected to receive this distinguished recognition from doctors (certified chiropractors or veterinarians) practicing internationally in the field of animal chiropractic. This award was voted on by her peers and is based on contributions made to the development of this profession over the past 25 years.

A highly respected public speaker and radio talk show host, Dr. Frick's book, Fitness in Motion, was published by Lyon's Press in 2007. Her research has been published twice in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (2005 and 2010) and she has most recently completed research for publication about the benefits of fur tissue mineral analysis in dogs.

Table of Contents

Foreword .................................................................................. 1

Chapter 1 It Could Be Anything ................................................ 3

Chapter 2 The Waiting Game ................................................... 7

Chapter 3 Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst ................ 19

Chapter 4 Five…and Counting ................................................. 25

Chapter 5 You Need to Come to Terms with This ..................... 31

Chapter 6 The Cat That Could Sleep Anywhere ....................... 37

Chapter 7 How Deep Is Your Love? .......................................... 42

Chapter 8 The Power of Positivity ............................................. 54

Chapter 9 The Miracle of Dr. Ava Frick ...................................... 62

Chapter 10 Return of the Jedi..................................................... 68

Chapter 11 Let There Be Poop ................................................... 77

Chapter 12 Not Ready for Rehab ............................................... 85

Chapter 13 Finding a Miracle ..................................................... 94

Chapter 14 The Moment We’d Been Waiting For ...................... 100

Chapter 15 What’s Going on Here? ........................................... 110

Chapter 16 Round One in the Books ......................................... 115

Chapter 17 The Breakthrough ................................................... 120

Chapter 18 “I Didn’t Think She’d Ever Walk Again” ................... 125

Chapter 19 Everything Old is New Again ....................................132

Chapter 20 This Might Be the Best We Get ............................... 139

Chapter 21 A Walk in the Park ................................................... 144

Chapter 22 You Take the Good, You Take the Bad .................... 150

Chapter 23 The Pet Parade ....................................................... 154

Chapter 24 Some Tips ................................................................ 158

Chapter 25 The Rest of Our Lives .............................................. 164

About the Author ......................................................................... 167

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