Thursday, March 24, 2011

How is Harrison doing?

Hi everyone,

I have been meaning to get back to blogging about Harrison, but we've both been so busy since the new year!

So, how is Harrison doing?

He is doing really great! I mean, he still can't use his hind legs at all, but he's the same dog that he was before the surgery. He's healthy, happy, and not on any medication. Best of all, he's in no pain and his condition is not getting any worse.

He still loves to do the same things: chase the cat (the cat actually runs away slowly now!), growl and bark at dogs from our balcony window, take his 'babies' into the living room to his bed, and of course, play fetch with his orange ball at the park or on the Beltline. He loves his wheels and going outside, so we try to make sure he gets to do that as much as possible.

Truth be told, things are pretty much back to normal as far as his daily routine and life goes. We call it "The New Normal." The only thing that has really changed is that we have to do his 'business' inside instead of out. He isn't able to go by himself so we have to press on his belly to make him pee, but he does seem to have an awareness and will actually pull himself over to the spot where we do that and just stare at us if he has to go. He doesn't usually have accidents in the house as long as we are paying attention to his schedule.

It's surprising how easy it is now that we are used to it. I am certainly glad that we went ahead with the surgery because he's still alive and well. It makes me so happy to think that he probably has at least another five years of his life to enjoy, having fun running around in his wheels. All we need now is a life jacket for him so we can go swimming with him this summer! I can't wait!

Thanks to all of you who gave us support throughout this experience. It means a lot to us! We'll keep posting stuff about our life with our Beagle on wheels!


Sahayoga said...

This is a great website and so inspirational. I'm glad there are lots of great fur parents out there! Keep up all the fun and I will look forward to watching the updates. I LOVE the videos and of course, the pics of Harrison reading his cards....too cute.

Randy said...

glad to see Harrison swimming. I met you all a few weeks back at the outlets in Grove City. he is a beautiful Beagle. My beagle annie says AROOOO!!

Fábio said...

Harrison's history is such a beautiful and inspirational support to my feelings. Thank you for sharing it and congratulations about making with it a better world to live.