I am Walter and this is my World.

I am Walter and this is my World.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

workin on it


Walter has been walking a little pigeon-toed in his shoe lately. I was afraid a bone had shifted, but a second set of xrays shows that all the pins are holding, and that this difference in walking could be due to....wait for it...NERVE GROWTH! Thats what we hope anyway. That those thin strands of nerves are weaving their way down to his toes. I really hope so - even though his foot has compensated for being walked on "upside down" (On the dorsal side) in an amazing way. He has actually developed pads on the top side of his foot. While it looks weird - as though he has truffles stuck on his foot, it's brilliant, because wherever there are pads, he doesn't get scraped up or bleed. It's the body's way of counterbalancing a new behavior. (walking on topside of foot!)Nevertheless, we're maintaining water therapy and accupuncture, as well as fish oil in the food and joint supplements. Pigeon toed looks like progress!

Nothing reduces the odds against you like ignoring them. ~Robert Brault,

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. ~Louisa May Alcott

17 comments:

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

Awesome!! I am so happy to hear about this possible nerve growth!! I am keeping my paws crossed for continued good news. :) I am glad your power is back and you have internet again too.
xo

Salinger The Pug said...

LOVE this post!

Lots of kissy face to ol' "Truffle Foot" OK???

Love,
S-Dog (and Laura)

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Hello Heather and Walter!!!

We are so happy to hear Walter is doing well. It's amazing how the body has its own way of healing itself! We are so happy to hear this wonderful news!!!

Walter looks so adorable in his little shoe boot! He just keeps working through it. Bless his little heart!!!

Great Big Hugs,
Josie, Izzy, and Anakin

Puglette said...

go walter go!! i hope you are getting your nerves back and you will be romping around soon!
hugs,
puglette
:o)

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Yeah for nerve growth! We hope this is why he is walking funny too.

Stubby said...

Hi Heather & Walter! I'm so excited that the nerves are growing. YEAH! I knew all the warm weather and good living would push those nerves along.

I'm sending more good healing vibes your way Wally!

Stubby xoxo

Jennifer Sneed said...

OMG we are so happy for you both!!! Walter you are amazing! And I'm sure that living in the Keys (one of the most beautiful places in the world) must be helping. We are sending you lots of love and puggie prayers.

Kisses!!!

Jennifer and Maxwell

Yoda & Brutus said...

We keep praying for those nerves to grow!

GO WALLY!!!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi walter and heather!
oh that is just fabulous news!
it makes total sense and as he builds more connections and strength, he will gain more control.
i am so happy for you!
xoxoxo
m & e

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Well, pigeon toed ain't so bad... At least he's got toes to walk on, right?! Keep on truckin' Walter!

Love,
Shannon and the Gang

Freya's Human said...

That's awesome! I'm glad he is doing so well:D. I really hope he has nerve growth *crosses fingers*

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Walter
I wanted to tell you and your mom, that progress comes in many differnt forms, shapes and colors,
Your looking good, my friend
love
tweedles

jennyrain said...

So excited to hear about Walter's progress... it has been a long journey. We are thrilled for the progress :)

Lex said...

You mean pigeon toed isn't natural for a pug? lol Indy is pigeon toed but we think it is from the bit of chiauaua she has in her.

The pads on the top of Walter's foot is odd but glad to hear his body is taking care of him! :)

yay progress!

pearls said...

YAY Walter such great news... I've followed your story and I'm so happy to hear that he's getting better and better xox.

pearls said...

YAY Walter ..... I've been following your story and I'm just so happy that he's getting better and better ... keep the good work up little buddy xo

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