A Second Time for First Steps
August 9, 2011 8 Comments
It has been 15 days since Moses’ surgery.
He went in yesterday to get the stitches removed, and we must be doing our homework well because the big guy can walk again!
In fact, Moses can get up, sit, and walk around (short distances) unassisted!
Granted, he’s still a bit wobbly, and he’s not able to get up the ramp without support yet, but I don’t suspect that will take too long. He can make it to the first landing unaided, but the other part is a bit steep yet and help is required.
So this is the part where we follow the post-op instructions to a T. I’ve greatly missed walks with Moses, but no matter how well he’s doing, those are not to begin until the end of September. And even then, only for 5 minutes to start. But that’s okay – it’s for his benefit so I will try to be patient (not my strongest virtue).
The Husband and I have been thrilled with Moses and his progress the past couple of days, and I wanted to share, so check out the video of the big guy that I took today at lunch.
As you can see, he’s not particularly sturdy, but this is really only the second day he’s been getting up and walking around to that extent.
The currency that has him so intrigued and motivated? Whole wheat hamburger bun. Seriously. Can’t explain it, but he does love his carbs. At $2.99/dozen, I have no complaints. And on an otherwise raw diet, I’m not concerned about the grains.
(The sock is there because Moses can’t be trusted to leave his paw where the IV was alone when unsupervised and he has been aggravating the area.)
Sorry, couldn’t help myself with the song – Moses is shufflin’ once again!
And thank you very much to all for the kind words and support throughout this whole Cyst Saga. It really does mean a lot.