Sunday, November 30, 2008

Good and bad

Merlin walks over the carpet and I can hear step, drag, step, drag as he goes. Walking slowly, he doesn't lift one foot high enough and I hear the drag.

Then I take him and Janine for a walk and he is so happy he skips and runs, and feet seem to work fine for a little while.

But on the way home (after six blocks) he is getting too tired and needs help up over a curb.

I think this stage is hard for him and hard for me. He isn't ready for a cart but he isn't as mobile as he used to be, either.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another seizure...

Merlin has been going just under three weeks between seizures. (Twenty days.) Maybe on Dec. 8 I'll give him a Valium and try to head the next one off. The weird thing this time was that he acted pre-seizure last night but not this morning when he actually had it.

The DM is progressing, too, he has a lot of trouble especially first thing in the morning. His T&T boots are getting remade as they were too short for him.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New boots

Merlin's new boots from Tammy and Teddy's arrived and fit just right. They appear to stay on though we haven't done much with them yet. I'll put them on for his next walk and see if they stay on okay. We tend to go there and back again so if he loses one I can find it on the way home.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Front feet

Merlin has a sore on the top of his left front foot. The vet thinks he is hitting it on the stairs or the curb- maybe so, but I never see it. Or maybe it is on the dog door, I didn't think of that. I may have to put boots on the front but I can't see him leaving them on. He was much more cooperative at the vet's than he was as a puppy when he would scream and holler if they as much as touched him. I had them muzzle him up until about three years ago as I didn't want him to bite anyone. But today he was very good except when he was barking for food.