Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 235
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Keep up the good work Twiggy!! :bounce2

Annette, mom to Miriam (Miriam of Ruckus) & Casey (kitty), wife to Roy. Mom to bridgekids: Wheat (GH), Icabod (GH), Scarlett (Cab's Peg Bundy), Rhett (Kiowa Day Juice), Dixie (Pazzo Dixie), and Pogo/Gleason (Rambunctious) and Spooky, Taffy, Garfield, & Lefty (kitties)

Link to post
Share on other sites

just hoping for an update on Twiggy? :hope

Kim and Bruce - with Rick (Rick Roufus 6/30/16) and missing my sweet greyhound Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011), Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It 4/6/2009 - 7/20/2020) and Larry (PTL Laroach 2/24/2007 - 8/2/2020) -- and Chester (Lab) (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (Schipperke) (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (GSP) (?/?/1998 - 1/6/2005) at the bridge
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." -- Ernest Hemmingway

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for asking about Twiggy! I'm sorry for not posting an update sooner.

 

Twiggy has continued to make good progress. I would say she is probably at about 65 - 70% recovery now. Keeping in mind that pre-stroke was more like 90% & Twiggy's meter runs way past 100%!

 

She is going on walks of about 5-6 blocks, tries to drag me down the street sprinting, and is adding old behaviors back into her routine regularly.

 

She now jumps into bed with me often, spends lazy weekend mornings there with me, jumps up and down when I come home, complains that I'm not getting her breakfast/2nd breakfast/dinner ready fast enough, brings her bully sticks to one of her beds, stands right up next to me after walks for pets, fluffs her bed, etc.

 

She also got into her first post-stroke mischief yesterday - she chewed a corner off of a mailing envelope.

 

Each of these steps are so amazing for me to see. At this point, hardly anyone seeing her out & about would even know anything had happened (even people who know her very well). So I am very happy with her quality of life.

 

She still has a head tilt when she wants something - that usually is FOOD! My little hungry, hungry hippo! (and she could stand to gain some weight, so she is getting supersized meals lately!)

 

She also seems to have some trouble with spatial perception, she still wonks her head on door jambs if I don't direct her away from them, and she has more trouble going down sets of 2-3 steps than she used to. (This is a bit odd because she has been better at going down than up in recent years.)

 

But overall, in true Twiggy style, she has made a really terrific recovery from the stroke!

Edited by TwiggysMom

Wendy with Twiggy, fosterless while Twiggy's fighting the good fight, and Donnie & Aiden the kitties

Link to post
Share on other sites

Need a LIKE button :bounce2:pepper:bounce8

Annette, mom to Miriam (Miriam of Ruckus) & Casey (kitty), wife to Roy. Mom to bridgekids: Wheat (GH), Icabod (GH), Scarlett (Cab's Peg Bundy), Rhett (Kiowa Day Juice), Dixie (Pazzo Dixie), and Pogo/Gleason (Rambunctious) and Spooky, Taffy, Garfield, & Lefty (kitties)

Link to post
Share on other sites

:wub:

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Great news!!! You go Twiggy!

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Twiggy is a strong, determined lady, but we'd like to think that it was that little boost of white light from her GT friends/admirers that got her over

the hump. I'm sure Twiggy would look at me......"AS IF"

Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Great News!!!! :yay :yay

Kim and Bruce - with Rick (Rick Roufus 6/30/16) and missing my sweet greyhound Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011), Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It 4/6/2009 - 7/20/2020) and Larry (PTL Laroach 2/24/2007 - 8/2/2020) -- and Chester (Lab) (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (Schipperke) (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (GSP) (?/?/1998 - 1/6/2005) at the bridge
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." -- Ernest Hemmingway

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...