Nick finally found a new hobby, that has nothing to do with rehabilitation, and nothing to do with any previous hobbies he’s had. And I’m thrilled! I’ve been encouraging him to find something fun to do for a while now. So last week he bought a remote control off-road truck. It flips and rolls and jumps, and makes Nick so incredibly happy. He says when he’s driving it, he doesn’t even notice his pain. The only down side is that it takes two people to operate it, so he can’t just go outside and mob it around on his own. He needs a second person to put it back on its wheels when it flips over. Other than that, it’s bad ass! He raced it around our property this morning before we left for Project Walk.
Nick had his best therapy session ever today! He walked A LOT! Bri put him in the hanging harness, and he walked with his hand crutches. The harness allowed him to experiment with using his arms less, without the fear of falling. He was using his hips more to follow through with each step. But the best part about today was the shift in pain. He said something “clicked” with his body. His mid back wasn’t doing all the work to hold him up. He was having a difficult time explaining it, but basically he walked lap after lap without needing to sit down. And afterward, his middle back wasn’t burning like it usually does. Some other part of his body is kicking in and deciding to contribute to this walking thing. Finally!
And what Friday evening would be complete without a 4 hour trip to the emergency vet clinic? MIA dog was really sick when we got home from Project Walk. Normally I would have waited a few hours and monitored her myself. But tonight was different. She looked half way gone. I only had to imagine the possible consequences of waiting too long to treat her. Nick was worried too, so we agreed that getting immediate treatment would be the best thing for her. We’re still not sure what happened, but she’s feeling significantly better. Not quite 100% though. They ruled out several very serious issues and let me bring her home.
Nick and MIA are currently cuddled up in a warm blanket, having a snoring contest.