Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Starting Week Two

It was a week ago today that Tess collapsed. This has been a very difficult week for her and for us.

Yesterday she ate pretty well with some help. We have to hold the bowl for her.  After her breakfast we changed her bedding and I cleaned her up, shampooing her legs and rubbing her dry with a towel. Then Rob massaged her back and  back legs.

In the afternoon I massaged her back legs again and tried gently stretching them. She pulled back with the right leg and began moving it a little. The left didn't show any improvement. At bedtime she wanted yogurt with her sisters.

This morning I fed her while the others ate, then she slept for a couple hours. I went back, changed her bedding and cleaned her legs. It felt like the left leg moved a little.

It's a beautiful fall day today, so we put Tess on a little plastic sled,  pulled her into the back yard and parked her in the sunshine. She got very agitated and seemed to want to get off the sled.

We placed her in the grass and I went inside to get her some water. When I came back out she was sitting up. Then she struggled to her feet. As soon as she tried to walk, she fell over, but she got right up again and leaned against me.

After resting for a couple minutes she took a few steps all by herself. She drifts to the left but she was able to take several steps. Then we put a sling under her and with our help she walked into the garage. She's sleeping soundly on her bed now.

I called Dr B and he's thrilled with her progress. He wasn't expecting her to stand up for several more days.

Tess and I thank you for all the POTP. It's making all the difference.


Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Great news. You are doing a fantastic job with her.

Marjie said...

Sunshine helps us, and I'm sure it helped lift Tess' spirits, too. I am so happy to hear of her progress! Love to you and all of the pack.

Gayle said...

Fantastic news!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

POTP still coming. Such happy news.

Ruby said...

Oh Tess, that is FABulous news! I bets the fresh Aire really helped tons! I am sendin' lots and lots and lots of POTP and healin' vibes and AireZens your way! {{{{hugs}}}}
Ruby ♥

Molly the Airedale said...

Being outside is a wonderful thing. More AireZen is heading your way, Tess♥