I am Walter and this is my World.

I am Walter and this is my World.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Exhausted/Elated

I have never known exhaustion like this. I have some post traumatic stress sleep thing going where I wake at the slightest noise. Nothing can knock me out. I woke up this morning for the hundredth time, gave walter meds, he wanted out of playpen/didnt want to be alone so I made a fort out of pee pads and furniture on the living room floor and slept with him till 11 am. I am still exhausted but then Walter stood to pee -on the living room floor, somehow managing to get the one small spot without a pee pad - and then he stood to drink water!

Walter can stand. Pins are holding. PINS ARE HOLDING!
Bones are healing.

Walter the pug = 3
Truck from hell = OUT OF LUCK!


28 comments:

Sequoia & Petunia said...

So cute! Yeahs for Walter!

Pearl said...

I love, love, love seeing that picture of him standing up! He looks wonderful!

You, miss Heather, need a break! Is there anyone who can come stay with you? Have you tried Benadryl? It tends to send me off to La-La Land every time! I hope you get some rest, somehow.

For whatever it's worth, you are handling this all so much better than I would ever know how. Walter is such a lucky boy!

sarah said...

good boy walter! you look so good on all fours! I know we are all continuing to send you positive energy and prayers. you are doing it! Heather you couldn't be a better person for him during this time.. and yes, it is all too OK to call my car, the SUV from hell.. it is!! (I wish I could get rid of it).Love to both of you.

The Lovely Lady Pug said...

Look at him standing up and drinking out of his bowl!

You need to rest up because as he's gonna get busier as he feels better. :)

Thanks for sharing the wonderful picture!

Hugs!

Pug Posse said...

I just love seeing Walter standing! As for you, Heather, you need to step back, take a deep breath, and relax. Walter is going to be ok and we are all still sending you both positive thoughts and prayers!

Pug hugs and kisses!
Vikki and the Pug Posse

Harry Pugalicious said...

We are so happy to see Walter standing and drinking his water! Hang in there, Heather! We agree with Pearl & her Mom... get a pugsitter over there to help and drink a glass of wine and take a nice warm bath and get some sleep!

If we were closer, we'd come help you!

Lex said...

Oh look at Walter! I love how extra thick and fluffy his tail looks. And isn't it just like a pug to pee in the one spot you don't have a mat down? Silly boy!

Can your mom or a friend come stay for you for a bit or take Walter for you so you can get some rest? You need some respite care because we don't want you to crash soon!
Like Pugsley said, he is going to get more active soon and you will need to be on your toes. :)

I am so glad Walter is bouncing back so quickly...

Heather and Walter said...

Mom to the rescue. I was sound asleep (on the floor) when I hear her yelling in my window...the calvary came and scooped up wally and all his toys/mats/bowls etc...and shes keeping him overnight till tomorrow at 4 when we take him to physical therapist.

So ok! lights out! benedryl here I come....

Rosie said...

I am so happy to hear Walter is on the mend - remember he needs you to stay healthy too - so lay down get some real rest either with Walter or have someone come and watch him while you sleep - just like when someone brings home a new baby. He needs a clear headed momma to take care of him :)
Rosie

S.O.L. said...

Wow, great shot of Walter. Just proves pugs are tough, tough, TOUGH dogs. Multum in parvo indeed.

Pearl said...

Sooo happy to hear that your mom came to the rescue! I, too, have a mom who rescues me when I need help. They're priceless!

Sleep tight Heather!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

walter you are our hero!

so cute! he is a strong boy!

BRUTUS said...

Walter, you are looking better everyday! Looks like you've turned the corner for sure. You are so lucky to have such a dedicated mom, and she's lucky to have some much-needed backup support from her mom!

Salinger The Pug said...

GO WALTER!!!!

Now that you're feeling a bit better and up and around...I think you might start a trend with that haircut!!!!

We can't wait for more good news...and Heather, take care of YOU too!

Love,
Salinger (and Laura)

Yoda and Brutus said...

The picture of him standing is perfect. His haircut makes him look like he has a shirt and socks on :)

Walter is an inspiration!

nasrene said...

That picture brings music to my heart! I truly cannot believe he is already standing!! Walter, you crack me up so bad..If it makes you feel better, when my bichon frise gets ready to hurl, he moves from the hardwood floor to the carpet. I think they like leaving their mark on something they are not suppose to!! Keep the good news coming :)

Asta said...

I'm thwilled to see Waltew standing.
I know you must be soooo tiwed,but I hope his pwogwess will help you somehow cawwy on. What's a little peepee in the gwand scheme of things says Mommi
smoochie kisses
ASTA

dw said...

What awesome news! Go Walter!! Yay!

Becky said...

He stood up to pee, who cares where! Each day will just better from here on out! It's hard to keep a good pug down! They're tough little dogs! You are doing a great job with him!

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Walter
We are proud of you! Yes your one tough cookie.
It is so good to see you standing.
Time for mom to get rest, cause it won't be long and you will be faster than she is.
Always keeping you in our thoughts and prayers
love
tweedles
and moms

Emily said...

You're going to have to tell the other dogs in the neighborhood that they can't make fun of Walter's haircut. He went all Thunderdome with an SUV and won. That haircut is a badge of honor...

Heather and Walter said...

Thunderdome pug - I am falling down laughing. Yes he has a mad max haircut. Very big in Berlin.

He's all comfy at moms, I took a major nap and now and getting ready for a major sleep.

Bonny said...

It's great to see Walter walk and drink all by it's own. Wish him the best recovery.

Wally's fur looks like a piece of clothing. Always makes me laugh.

Pug hugs and smooches.

Liz said...

Oh yeah, I love that haircut! Jake & Barney, however, informed me that they are NOT going to join that trend. They are so picky! So glad to see Walter standing! It's hard to keep a good pug down.

http://jakeandbarney.blogspot.com

Daisy Dog said...

Yea for healing bones and pins and screws!! Its great to see up up!

Joe Stains said...

wahoo, this is fabulous! We are off with Mom's plastic to buy some books :)

Nancy Medina said...

We have been away from the pug bloggy because of Howie's surgery and missed that Walter had been hurt. Our prayers and thoughts are with you for your dear, sweet boy to recover quickly.
many supportive hugs...

Heather and Walter said...

Nasrene - THANK YOU for the blanket! I will get a proper picture and post walter with it - it id GORGEOUS! is your grandmother a master knitter - the stitches are perfect. Unbelievable, we just love it so.