As I posted previously, on Monday Nicholas began doing 4 lengthenings per day. First of all Nick really is doing it all on his own. I just pass him the remote which he calls the .25 2.0. The new remote is so easy for me to lift one handed (which I have another week of doing as my arm recovers from surgery). It actually seems faster than the old remote but I am not sure if that is true.
Also Nick has not had pain meds in days. I thought he would have more pain doing more lengthening but so far so good. It’s not that he’s been totally pain free but it’s been manageable. PT is hard! His knee does not want to bend much but I think we are making progress and I know we are not sliding back so it’s ok, whatever it is.
Stairs are really not working for him right now. He walks great with the crutches but stairs are rough which means we are pretty much home bound when Steven is not home. Thats getting harder to handle. I really want to try to get him out more!
So while lengthening is going great losing Monk has been hard. I have this terrible ache in my chest that I did not expect. Not at all. I know so many people have lost pets and know what its like. More and more I feel like we really were one big pack and he was an integral part. Such a peaceful presence and he was our little watch dog. Seriously, though he was small he was always watching. His absence is just painful. There is no way around it.