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The Snark

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Why can't they make a crutch/brace/prosthesis for his leg? That should brace him so his spine won't get hurt?
Color me clueless. The ortho doc that I feel would have been able to competently answer that question died in a plane crash in the early 80's.
 

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And... he's now walking on all four again, albeit gingerly. At first it was purely autonomic but now he is voluntarily reaching out to snag things.
Technical: the extensor muscles over the radius were partially paralyzed along with unknown degree of effect on the sensory and spontaneous/autonomic associated nerves. Basically it's all about nerves since they stimulate all cellular regrowth and they grow very slow - as little as 1mm a month.
So if you happen to get tagged by a cobra and are no longer able to fit your elbow in your ear, there is hope. Give it a few months while practicing your yoga.
 

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So here it is, abouts 10 months down the lane. If you recall curious cat vs king cobra.

His leg has pretty much returned to straight forwards and about a month ago he was able to extend the foreleg deliberately instead of the automaton thing. Still limps a bit and some radial myopathy still present along with about 1/3rd of the muscle lost to atrophy. But he romps, and is if anything more friendly and demented than ever. He also added a little bonus to his repertoire from all the attention I've been giving him and gets up on his hind legs a lot. To lean on things or on me for some head scratching. He also follows me about the house like a dog, insists on supervising any and all human activities, and loves to glomp leap on Gnarly the neurotic which she loathes with a passion.

So if you are out and planning to get a one fang tag from a ~6 foot Hannah into a muscle bundle, this might give you some idea of what you are in for.
 

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Been following this thread for a while. Glad to hear Snit is doing better! That's one kitty warrior ya got there :)
 
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