Our weekend was a typical one here at home. I have dance class on Saturdays and Rob does a lot of planning for the week. On Sundays, we attend mass at OLPH and then sometimes go shopping. We usually take Harrison to the park or on extra long walks on Sundays, too. Sounds boring, I know, but after a week of interacting with people all day, it's just the perfect way to recharge our batteries and get ready for another work week.
On this Saturday, just as I was about to leave for my class, Katie, our dog-walker, stopped by to visit H.B. (Visit her website: http://www.kspetcare.com/services.asp) When he heard the knock at the door, he started barking a little. His barks are softer and quieter since the surgery. Once he recognized her, he was so excited that he started 'talking' in his usual way- like he's telling a story. He loves seeing his friends! Thanks for stopping by, Katie! It really lifted his spirits.
On Sunday, we took Harrison outside in his wagon for some fresh air. We were careful when moving him around because he still had his drain with one long tube in and some stitches. We used a sling under his belly to hold up his back end while he sniffed around in the grass. He is still unable to poop and pee on his own but he hasn't had many accidents in his crate. He seems to hold it until we move him out of his den. He does move himself into different positions when he is sleeping and sits up and moves around a lot if he has to go. That he has this kind of awareness of himself is a good sign and a step in the right direction, especially considering he has very little feeling in his lower half as of yet.
All in all, a typical weekend here with no real news. This week, Harrison has two doctors appointments and two physiotherapist appointments, so stay tuned!
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