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.