I want to thank all of you for your comments, well wishes and prayers. I apologize for not being able to respond to comments and putting out an update sooner. I hope you will understand once you read the following update. It has been an incredibly stressful time at our home over the past week and a half.
Beamer was in a fight with a raccoon in our backyard on January 21, 2012. He was given a rabies booster the same day. Nineteen days later his hind end collapsed and showed partial paralysis. This is Beamer’s story.
This is the update from week four since first showing signs of paralysis. You can read the prior weekly updates on this website as well as an overview in the About page.
This has been a roller coaster week for Beamer and an incredibly emotional one for us. Two weekends ago, (February 25 and 26), Beamer seemed to be making some real progress. His strength in walking seemed to improve. He almost had a little bounce in his step. Though he could not walk far, maybe 400 feet before he was too tired to go on, he moved with purpose. His back legs somewhat out of sync with his front legs but still moving forward.