Based on the amount of muscle mass I continue to develop and the amount of flexion I continue to gain in my tendons and ligaments, unfortunately, just like in people, there still are no guarantees I will walk again. On the flip side of that, they say I have not reached a place where I am not progressing. I am not over weight by any means but due to the amount of muscle mass gained, instead of weighing in the mid 50's, I am now in the mid 60's.
I am bearing full weight on my hind legs with assistance but cannot do it for long. My front legs still require further degrees of flexibility in the pastern area and my rear left knee has subluxation issues so they are going to order a custom-made support to help with that. I gained another 1-1/2 inches of muscle mass in my hindquarters and another inch in the front.
Actions speak louder than medical words and anyone who can see me from when I first arrived to where I am today is totally astounded by my progress. Physical therapy can be a long process but coming from a place where my feet were completely bent up like flippers almost as if they were attached to the back of my upper forearms AND, where no amount of force was going to change that, to a place where one straightens completely and the other is close... is, a lot! To go from literally no muscle mass at all to gaining a total of 4 inches is, a lot! To go from not being expected to live to celebrating my 2nd year birthday is, A LOT! To be in a forever home with two people who love me more than the very air they breathe, is, quite honestly... everything. None of us are asking for he impossible, just a chance to make room for the possible - THAT'S the chance I'm getting. Medical translation....LOVE.