I am Walter and this is my World.

I am Walter and this is my World.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Upwardly Mobile??

OMG. Freaking out/happy/worried/mostly happy.....

Here's what happened. I had left walter on his "play mat" ( as pictured above) which is just some big blankets on the floor for him to stretch on, sleep in front of the fan etc... it gives him a break from his playpen and lets us change the bedding thoroughly.

I often put Walter on his play Mat, then run to the kitchen to get him a treat, water, whatever and when I come back he's right where I left him - Lots of time sound asleep.

Tonight though? Something unbelievable happened.

I put Walter on play Mat, and then halfway to kitchen stopped to talk to my mom. A friend of hers had also stopped by, so the three of us were exchanging updates etc... when all of a sudden, my moms friend says, "Well Hello Walter."

I look down...and Walter is right there at my foot. He has scooted himself all the way from the sunporch to the front hall on his front paws. He had to cross the entire living room on his own to get there! This is a dog that has not moved much more than to shift himself, and he just freaking traversed half the house because he wanted to be where the action was! It is the length of a schoolbus at least! (sorry, not good with math or measurements and rely on metaphor)

Okay, true - he didn't walk, he dragged himself like a little orangutan with front paws slightly turned inward for better traction, but we think, we think maybe he was using those back legs just a little to push himself and that tail was WAGGING. definitely certain the second surgery improved him. SOUND THE MIRACLE BELLS! Three days ago we didn't know if he'd make it thru a second surgery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So my munchkin is cruising around! We all had heart attacks! I was terrified he]d hurt himself, hurt his stitches, but No! not a scratch on him and no yelps or panting- just more tail wagging. I scooped him up and rushed him back to the play mat, where he seemed quite satisfied with himself and ate an entire hamburger. Oh Walter. We love you so darn much.

Tomorrow moms got a big day working, I'm on my own again, but this has given me a huge surge of energy/optimism. Thank you for your prayers everybody. Tomorrow I speak with the physical therapist and I'll give you an update.



Asta said...

You awe a wondew!!!
I'm so happy now, I'm doing a dance fow you!
You awe bwave and feawless and all awound fantastic! I hope to call you my fwiend. I'm just so pwoud of you
smoochie kisses

theplussizepug said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you and Walter!

S.O.L. said...

Go get 'em Walter. Get better real soon.

Sequoia & Petunia said...

This is so great! We are excited too! Go Walter Go Walter!

S said...

Sounds like Walter's used to being the centre of attention! So glad he's getting the spunk back. Hopefully his legs are just weak from not being used and that once he gets them working he'll be back to running around!

Sabrina and Beulah

Mica said...

That's great news! Congratulations and yay Walter!

Pug Posse said...

That is so wonderful! I got teary-eyed just reading that! Walter is going to be up and running in no time!
Pug hugs and kisses!
Vikki and the Pug Posse

The Great Rock Eater said...

OMG!!!! This is so great!! I have shared Walter's story with all the girls at work and we are all pulling for him to be chasing you through the house soon!!!!! We're so happy for you!! Great job Walter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yoda and Brutus said...

Way to go Walter!! This is such great news. We are very happy for you and Walter.

Salinger The Pug said...

YAYYYYY Walter!!!!!!!

Your updates are getting better and better and we LOVE hearing them!


Pearl said...

WHEEEEE! Oh Walter, I am so proud of you!!!!!! I cried a little when I read that!

This is JUST the beginning of you surprising us, Walter!

nasrene said...

Walter you cease to amaze us! If we all had your spirit, this world would be a better place! Good luck with the physical therapist!

Shelley said...

Oh, Praise the Lord!! He does listen to all of our prayers & answers them when we all pray together. We may not always like the answer He gives us, but in Walter's case, He's giving us a miracle or two or three. Keep up the good work Heather & Walter. You're still in our thoughts & prayers & forever in our hearts. Go, Walter, Go!

Puggy huggs & slobbery kisses
from Michelle Mong & FeeBee

Harry Pugalicious said...

You the man, Walter!!!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

That is one determined boy! He wanted to be with his mom!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Yay Walter!!!!!!
I am so glad he is moving around and tail wagging!

(Sorry if I posted twice, I thought I commented last nigh from my phone!)

Anonymous said...

We are celebrating your great news! Every day is going to just get better and better for Walter. That's an amazing trip he took since he hasn't "traveled" much in the last few weeks. I bet he was pooped after!

This is a testimony to the excellent care you are providing your little Walter.

Hugs from Pugsley's Mama

agent99 said...

We love hearing good news @ Walter's recovery. Clearly Walter needs some handicap plates! We took a few minutes and thru the magic of PhotoShop, we creates special plates for him....please let us know where we can email the images!

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

Yes Walter,
We all love you so darn much.
Where there is will, there is a way.

Heather and Walter said...

Thank you for the exciting posts. Walter can hear the excitement in my voice when I read them to him!

Agent99, you can email me an image at prettylittlemistakes at gmail com

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh this post made me smile from ear to ear!
walter you are what life is all about. bless your heart!
m & e

Daisy Dog said...

Walter! thats so great! You will be mobile in no time!