Saturday, September 15, 2012

When it rains it POURS

They say when it rains, it pours...I am in the middle of the storm and I have no idea how to reach shore.  I am a strong person, but this year...2012 has brought me to my knees.  Starting with Seth's diagnosis, a family issue that I am still struggling with, my son's dog's paralysis and on Monday my mom had a mini-stroke.  I am throwing up my flag of surrender, I am not in control in any way shape or form.  I am just along for the ride on this tempest tossed sea of life.

Serenity now! (Any Seinfeld fans out there?)

Mom is home, she has lost use of her right hand, but we are hopeful with therapy she will regain that.  My mom means the world to me.  I cannot imagine my world without her.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mitzi update

I wish I could say that she is better.  The vet is still hopeful she will get better and we are knee deep in rehab, but we have also ordered a wheel chair for her to get around the house.  :(

This is a video we took of Mitzi yesterday before we started water therapy:

She is still unable to stand up on her own, but she is able to hold her weight for about 5 minutes once we get her up.  She has a hard time on the carpet, but once she gets her feet behind her she can drag herself pretty good.  We don't want her to rub her feet raw though, so we have ordered a wheelchair for her as a temporary solution...cause really, how does a dog tell you she wants a drink of water?

Today was a big day for her, it was her first day on the water treadmill.  The water makes her rear end buoyant and then the vet tech gets in their and simulates walking.  We were thrilled to see that about 4 times during her session she tried to move her hind legs herself....that is excellent!