July 30th 2008 9:36 am
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I can now walk, run, and jump without any problems. My doctors are amazed at my progress. I'm back to chasing Coco and the kitties. I've been a good boy, taking my supplements, doing exercises, and going for accupuncture. It's truly a miracle! Three months ago, on April 28, I couldn't walk and my legs were frozen. Now look at me!
So, here I am, almost completely back to normal when it happened! It was a normal vacation morning. Daddy was out running errands, getting ready for their big trip. Mommy was home, on the phone talking to her sister. I remember thinking how special it was to have both Mommy and Daddy home during the day when I heard Mommy screaming. At first, I felt a little rumble, like a truck going by. It got louder and louder. Then the windows began to rattle and the building shook and swayed. What's going on here? I thought. Mommy is so upset, she's running around the house, screaming for Daddy. Daddy is not even here! And why are we shaking?
Just as quickly as the shaking started, it ended. Mommy tried her landline and then her cell phone. All of them were dead. That made her cry even harder. She grabbed her keys and went to check on our neighbors. Two are stay at home moms with toddlers. Mommy got them to go outside and wait. We live on the top floor of a condo building. Mommy went back and check each floor to make sure everyone was out. By then Daddy was home. I could tell Daddy was rattled. My Daddy rarely gets upset in emergencies. So I knew this was serious. Finally, we went back into the building.
As soon as the door opened, I ran to hide under my pawrents' bed. I stayed there all afternoon. With my PAWS pals' encouragement, a catnip jello shot, and a can of duck meat, I finally came out. Daddy said we had a major earthquake. I don't know what's an earthquake but I don't like them. Coco tells me that Los Angeles is famous for earthquakes. I thought we were famous for movie stars! She said the year before she was born, a huge quake happened. There were lots of injuries, people died, and buildings were destroyed. Now I'm scared! I don't want to go through another one! Canela explained to me that earthquakes don't happen all the time. You can go years before feeling one. He said it's a small price to pay for living with perfect weather year round. Well, I hope this was the last earthquake I'll feel in my lifetime!
June 2nd 2008 3:08 pm
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I had to see my primary White Coat for a recheck for my ear and back. Well, I walked on leash for the first time since April 28 into the vet's office. The reception staff was so surprised to see me walking! They put us into a room and the first thing Dr. D saw was my new haircut. Mommy put me on the floor and I walked for her. Dr. D was, to say the least, shocked. She never thought there would be so much improvement in such a short time. The good news, besides the fact I'm walking, is that my ear infection is gone. The bad news is that because I'm compensating for not walking well, I have a pressure sore on one of my elbows. So, I'm back on antibiotics for four weeks. Yuck! Oh, by the way, I walked out of the doctor's office too!
May 28th 2008 8:05 pm
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Today, when my mommy got home from work, I had a surprise for her. When she opened the door, I stood on all fours in the hallway. When Mommy saw me, she said, "Saki! I can't believe it!" She dropped to her knees and asked me to come over to her. I walked all the way, wagging my tail, to where she was and I licked her hand. She got so leaky! Daddy did too!
This is the first month anniversary of my illness. One month ago, I couldn't walk. I was in a lot of pain. My back legs were stiff and lifeless. With medication, acupuncture, and lots of love as well as support from family and friends, look what I can do!
I had one last surprise for Mommy and Daddy today. As they laid in bed, reading, I stood on my hind legs. Yes, I put my full weight on my back legs! I used my front legs to support me against the bed but the weight was on my back legs. Mommy and Daddy were speechless. Mommy scooped me up and gave me so many hugs and kisses. Daddy kept saying, "What a good little guy!" And to think, one month ago, one vet wanted to put me down! Power of the Paw, baby! Power of the Paw!