I am Walter and this is my World.

I am Walter and this is my World.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

STEPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



This is a picture of walter having a long drink of water AFTER perfoming another miracle. The little shiny specks are drops of water as Walter laps up his filtered (of course!) H20.

Late last night, well after the whole butt-scooting event, Walter walked.

HE WALKED!

Not far, not easily, but he took four steps, where he was up on all four legs! He was favoring the right leg, which the surgeon thought he might due to possible nerve damage on the right foot, but there was no question - they were steps.

I woke him up for his medicines, he shot me a "why do you keep harassing me" look, he got up all wobbly, much like a newborn deer would when taking first steps, and wobbled his way to the other side of the playpen.

I was breathless. He flopped down and got comfortable like nothing happened. I called the physical therapist first thing this a.m. and they scheduled a "rush" appointment, because our little guy is moving faster than we are!

I need to find out whats the right amount of exercise for him, whats too much etc...I don't want to fence him in but I don't want anything to jostle that new screw until the scar tissue forms around it and holds it tight.

HE WALKED!!!!!!!!!! WALTER TOOK FOUR STEPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Walter the Pug = 2
Truck from hell= 0!

(NOTE: Changing the slogan from "SUV from hell" to "Truck from hell" for all our friends from other countries. I don't know if you call a truck an SUV in Australia...it means Sports Utility Vehicle here which just means it's just an enclosed-cab truck

ALSO, Sarah the driver, if you're reading this, the "from hell" part is just for fun. The truck was from hell, but you are not!!! You have been very thoughtful and I hope you're feeling better. It just gives us something to celebrate when we say "from hell" so hope thats okay.)

36 comments:

The Lovely Lady Pug said...

YAY!!!!!

WALKING WALTER! :)

Even wee little steps is a wonderful miracle.

Pearl said...

EEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Jumping up and down at my desk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your baby boy is going to be ok, Heather. Take a moment and really let that soak in. The road ahead is going to be hard and long, but Walter IS going to be Walter again!!!!!!

nasrene said...

Smile on Face!!! That is amazing news!! Walter you are the coolest pug I know! All the prayers sent your way are certainly working wonders!
Way to go!!!

Becky said...

Very encouraging! He has determination, that's a ggod thing! Just don't overdue, Walter!

Pug Posse said...

It keeps getting better and better! I am so excited that he stood up and took steps! Walter is truly amazing :-)
Pug hugs and kisses!
Vikki and the Pug Posse

BRUTUS said...

So wonderful!! It's so great that Walter knows that you are doing this all for him - such an appropriate turn of events! Keep on walking & keep on smiling!

Many snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Harry Pugalicious said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are so happy to hear that he WALKED!!!

Teary-eyed, but happy. Keep up the good progress, Sir Walter!

Rosie said...

Great News that he is feeling up to trying to walk around - Walter you are such a cutie Pie!
Rosie

The Great Rock Eater said...

GO WALTER GO!!!!! We love happy news from your blog!!! It makes our hearts sing to see little Walter beating the odds and recoverind faster than we are!!!! Keep up the good work Walter!!

Lex said...

Yay!!!!! Not only is he doing better mentally but physically as well!! That is so awesome, I am sitting here grinning ear to ear.

Asta said...

HuwwahWaltew!!!
Keep suwpwising evewyone wif youw stwenght of heawt. I hope youw little body's stwength keeps up
smoochie kisses
ASTA

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Yaaaaaaay Walter!! I am so happy for you and for mom too!
Sending lots of hugs and puggy snuggles.
xo

Sandra y Coco said...

Wow that's such a big progress! Yay Walter!

Salinger The Pug said...

OMG, this is HUGE news!!!

You made our day (again!) :-D

Love,
Salinger

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Congrads!!!! We are super excited and hope PT helps him!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are doing happy dances here! You go, Walter!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Hank said...

Heather, honey!!! Holy crap!!!

That boy o' yers is ALL full o' pee and vinegar!

Yeeeeeeee-HAWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!

Pugsley and Lola said...

WOO HOO!!

We are soooo excited to hear you are making progress:) Keep it up!!

XOXOXOXO
Pugsley & Lola

dw said...

Oh that is just wonderful news!! I'm sitting here tearing up over this good news! Walter is a miracle! Not only for all the progress he's already made, but for the outpouring of love as a result.

:)

Yoda and Brutus said...

Yay for Walter!!!!!!!!

I am so happy for you and Walter.

Peg said...

That is awesome! What else would we expect from this awesome pug!

Peg with snorts and pug hugs from Mops and Maddie

Otis Says... said...

This is wonderful news! How exciting for you Heather. Walter is on his way.

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

Oh, Walter
You are such a brave little boy.
Your courageous and you fight so hard! Look at you!
The miracle is still happening.
Let it be!
We are so excited. Every day you will get better.
Go BRAVE HEART go!
Heather mom- take a breath.
Thank you for keeping us updated
love
tweedles and moms
(still praying )

Heather and Walter said...

doin a little dance...the "walter can walk" dance!

Paula said...

Oh my! This is the most wonderful news I've heard in so long! I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes and a smile on my face and my husband is looking at me like I am crazy! What a miracle! What a wonderful, fabulous, miracle!

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Stubby said...

I'm doing my happy dance for you Walter! You walked four steps today but soon you'll be dancing with me at your party.

Stubby xoxo

Rachel said...

Wooooohoooo!!! Doing a happy dance for Walter!
Boy, don't these stories and moments make you take NOTHING for granted? Every movement, breath, wagging tail is, indeed, a miracle.

God Bless. Keep us updated.

Bell and Kimberly said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY GOOD JOB. :)

BELL GIRL

Punchbugpug said...

Go Walter!

Winston Wilbur Atchley said...

Hurray!
4 steps today, 8 tomorrow, 20 in a week, walking in a month, running before you know it! Way to go Walter.

S.O.L. said...

Atta boy, Walter!

Pugs and Kneedles said...

We are all doing the happy dance for Walter's steps. Keep it up Walter, you are our hero. Lots of puggy love, licks, snorkles and snuffles to you and your mom. More happy dancing for Walter!!!!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

yayayayay!
(I love beginning all my posts for you with this!) Walter will be running around in no time.

he is so lucky to have you!

:) melissa

Daisy Dog said...

We are putting on our dancing shoes for Walter!

Smilingpug (aka Winston Wilbur) said...

This is my favourite picture of Walter. This is probably one of the cutest photos ever of any pug!