It’s now been about four and a half months since my buddy Buster suffered his stroke and even now, we still see improvements every day.
Back in September, when we first got him home, he could hardly walk more than a step or two before he would fall over. He would pick himself up and try again thou, he’s always had lots of attitude and a step or two became 2 or 3 steps, then 4 and now his daily walks can easily last over an hour. He’s a long way from fast but he is certainly doing his best.
He still can’t jump up on stuff (not necessarily a bad thing) and up until the last few days getting down has been an issue as well. But lately he has decided he can jump down off the bed and on two occasions this week has walked down the stairs out of the coach.
He still drags his left front foot and so it will still bleed if unprotected. You’ll recall that Marilyn originally sewed him a boot out of denim, then leather. We’ve since discovered a product called Pawz that is lighter and easier to get on and off then our home-made ones. He likes them better too.
As always, we are 100% sure we did the right thing by treating the stroke and bringing him back to good health.
I’d love to stay and chat, but guess who’s at the door wanting out.
“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.”- Mark Twain
Thanks for coming over.