Post Botox - Walking the Dog...
Just wanted to share a few pics of Shay post-botox. She had the injections on Monday - 6 needles in all in his adductor muscles and his right hamstring - 5 days later - we see definite changes. His legs are much looser and the tone is gone. This is a temporary fix - but a window of opportunity - as when the 'tone is dead' for the next few months - we will have the opportunity to develop the weaker muscle underneath the tone and stretch and lengthen the muscles - whilst at the same time working on creating new gait patterns
The pics of him standing by the window sill is one day past botox - we were already seeing less tone as his legs weren't collapsing as they usually would. The other pics are of Shay walking his dog (Thanks Michelle - what a great idea). All he wanted to do tonight is walk his dog - as he went to bed - he was asking to 'walk the dog more' - we ended up having to lie Doggie down and put a blanket on him so he could sleep for the night - he is too cute!
Also included a pic of Ciaran walking - he wanted to walk when he saw how much Shay was walking - they will be each others best medicine in the next few months
Thank goodness they have each other!!