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Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Special Thanks!

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who had sent such warm wishes for Nathan's recovery!  Each one is so touching and inspirational.

After each acupuncture treatment, Nathan usually has 3-4 days of amazing strength.  Then, we typically see a bit of a decline from that high.   So, it will be interesting to see where we land tomorrow.  As for today, I am absolutely thrilled at his progress.  He now can walk the entire length of our shorter walks.  No more having to carry him home.  In addition, he's is walking slightly more than halfway on our longer evening walks.  Since we live in hot Florida, we reserve the longer walk for the evenings.  Nathan wears out much faster in the heat now, so we don't push as hard during the midday walk.  The shorter walks take about 15 minutes in total.   We do two of these a day.  This is the first time I've felt really confident that he will be able to fully recover his ability to walk.  We don't have full potty control yet, but I'm hoping that with strength in his legs will come better control to hold in poops and empty his bladder.


  1. We just learned about sweet Nathan on PBU. We are so sorry to hear of all that has been going on with him. We are thrilled though that you are seeing such great progress. We will for sure send up prayers for his full recovery. Hugs and nose kisses

  2. Florida sure is hot. No wonder Nathan gets pooped. I am happy to hear that the acupuncture helps. I am sure the exercise is good for the little chap.

    Mango Momma

  3. Hi....We just came over from PBU. I know exactly what you are going through right now as the same thing happened to us with our beloved Ginger back in December of 1992. Ginger became paralyzed at the age of 4 and lived to the age of 15. She had no idea she was paralyzed and lived a long, happy, healthy and full life.

    I look forward to following Nathan's progress. So much has changed since Ginger's time.

    Amber DaWeenie's Mom
    (And Amber too)