OK, I know you are sick of seeing pictures of Willow, but I have good news. Last night, she stood up on her own for the first time in a week. And today, she got up and walked across the foyer to greet me when I came home from work (my husband stayed home with her today--I really needed a break, for my own sanity!). No, really, she got up and walked, no, trotted over to me. Unassisted. Tail wagging. I am out of my mind with happiness. I didn't think this was ever going to happen again.
She still needs support when going out of the apartment for any real walking...I don't want to risk it and have her fall and break a bone or anything. And I know this may not be permanent, but I have to take one day at a time and today was a good day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A little back story---yesterday we spent several hours in the park across the street from where we live. A woman came up and asked me about Willow, what was wrong with her, etc. She sat down and chatted with us for almost an hour. Now, you don't know me, but let me tell you that having an extended conversation with a stranger in the park is not my usual style. I am a nice person (really) but that is just not my thing. However for some reason, it was comforting talking to her. It turns out she is a very spiritual person and she kept saying how she loved animals and felt connected with Willow and was going to pray for her. Again, not my personal style, but I certainly respect it, and will take what I can get.
Well, it was not an hour after she left us in the park that Willow had her first breakthrough and stood up. I mean going from not being able to walk, to standing up on her own out of nowhere. I am not sure I believe in angels, but that woman.....I'm just saying. Thank you park lady, thank you :)
I promise tomorrow morning I am going to come around and start commenting again. Thank you all for your support! You are so amazing.