Willy Wonky legs is doing about the same. I wouldn’t say he is better but I can confirm he is not worse so I view this as a positive! His legs tend to give out on him at inopportune times. Like when he first wakes up and wants to burst out of the condo and make love to the closest rug, his energy level does not match his hind leg strength/weakness. His legs also tend to give out when he’s pooping. His butt usually ends up falling into said poop. Hey thanks universe! Also, his response to prednisone is unlike Melvin’s response. They are the same in that they have to pee A LOT but Melvin senses he needs to pee and asks to go out. Jake can miraculously be drinking water AND peeing at the same time. True story. We are on the downward taper of the prednisone now, THANK THE GOOD LORD! We ran out of Nature’s Miracle last night, I didn’t even think that was possible because I had so much.
Melvin knows something is up with Jake and he is both über sweet and extremely challenging. Sweet in that when Jake is struggling and sending a panicked vibe, Melvin goes to him and nudges him or licks him or just generally stands near him. Extremely challenging in that they are dogs, and siblings. Melvin expects to go through doors before Jake, down steps before Jake, to get to the front door to bark at the Brown Truck guy before Jake. In these moments, I almost have to scoop Jake up so that he does not get hip-checked or trampled. We are figuring it out!
We have a follow-up appointment next week. Until then, happy weekend! Hopefully you are all warming up or at least getting back to a normal vortex.