My sympathy and heart ache for you GraciesMommy. I lost my 8 yr old girl a year ago from DM. What hurt me the most was her constant look of confusion. She didn't know why she was stumbling and falling over. Broke my heart.
Eli adores his new bed. It just makes my heart smile seeing him enjoy it so HE MADE IT THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS!!! No loosing a pup three Decembers in a row!!! He struggles, don't get me wrong, but he seems happy.
While I brought out the harness recently I haven't had to use it yet. Right now when he goes down the ramp I hold his collar with one hand and my other arm goes under his belly towards the hip area and I hold him up with my arm. Otherwise, he's able to walk. I never said it was pretty, but he walks. It enough to get around the house, spend some time in the yard and even occasionally go for a very short walk.
He had a good holiday. Of course, he's laid claim to the new bed I also crocheted a blanket for him and he got lots and lots of treats and things he really likes. He even got a toy. Not that he wanted it, but you never know, maybe he wanted toys too. I'd hate for him to want something and see others getting it instead.
But I'm just so very thankful to have my Eli this holiday. He's the greatest gift ever!!
Jen, I know how difficult this is. Somedays I feel like my heart is just being torn out of my body and stomped on. You might want to check out Eli's thread, there may be something there that can help???
I think the hardest part of DM is watching their body give out on them and yet their mind is still bright and cheerful.
I'll keep your little girl in my prayers and hope you have many more good days ahead.
Rosa, her old sitter came by yesterday, hasn't seen her in a year. We went in the backyard and took Gracie's harness off. She drug those back legs around but went after her ball and posed for pictures <3 Had to put the harness back on because she couldn't get to the house to come back inside but it was a great day that warmed our hearts. I posted a new picture in the senior showcase section.