Benjamin Button’s Jake’s legs continue to fail him. There are good days, but the balance between good and bad has shifted more to bad. This household moves forward, so his bad legs days are now, normal legs days.
I’m trying to teach him to drag his legs. His first inclination when his legs don’t work is to sit and stare at me. I mean, I get it, I’m lovely. Stare away! But we probably need a better plan than that. So I try to entice him with food to come over to me, using whatever means necessary. My next effort might be to try him in a drag bag, to get him more used to his legs dragging behind him.
We are having some changes elsewhere in his life also. We went from having a meatball maker to the plant equipment going on strike. He’s moved from going every day to every three days and it’s likely due to his bottom parts losing their production power. He’s not constipated, more like, his body just forgot it has to work. Luckily, there is a group on the Internet for everyone. Including parents of paralyzed (in any capacity) animals. So I asked this group ‘how can I make Jake poop (in a not-constipated-way)’ (oh the glamour in our every day)? And you know what, it’s one of their most popular questions, and that made it feel completely normal and it empowered me and I breathed relief. I won’t share the details (unless you need the same advice) but I will say that I proved even further that there isn’t anything I won’t do for the boys!
Don’t worry woman, I won’t have to poop for three days so you can sleep in!