|Our princess on her mountain of pillows.|
We brought her home tonight and we can tell she is very happy to be back. I think she's a little nervous since she is used to following us from room to room and now she has to trust that we will return to her. We have her set up in the living room which includes the tv, front door, and ratties (another form of entertainment). It's going to be hard for her to sleep downstairs by herself, but we hope she will get used to it quickly.
Luna's mobility seems to be improving. Her right front leg is very strong. Her back right leg and front left leg are pretty good too. The back left is still useless. She impressed us tonight by moving her head, neck, and a bit of shoulder when I left the room. She was upset so she was trying to follow me. She's also eating well and it is hard not to keep feeding her treats.
We were given a lot of instructions on how to care for her, but nothing too complicated. Basically, we need to keep her muscles in shape by stretching her legs several times a day, helping her go to the bathroom if needed, flip her every few hours, and keep her clean and comfortable. It's like brining home a baby.....a baby that will hopefully start walking very soon.
Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to read about Luna and offer advice and well wishes. I can't begin to tell you how much your comments have meant to us. It is so nice to know Luna has cheerleaders everywhere.
To wrap up, here is a video of Luna a few minutes after we brought her home. Thank goodness I had just finished teaching her "paw" before her accident. It will make therapy work a lot easier. Oh, and the pig nose trick...that's Mike's favorite that he wan't Luna to learn (thanks Jennifer).