06/07 Update - Mookie's condition has
progressed. He is doing well, but
is no longer able to stand at all.
He is truly a hospice case and needs the
same level of attention that a baby
would need. He needs to be
in his chair multiple times through the
day. We have set up elevated food and
water dishes so that he can eat and
drink on his own from the chair.
He loves to go outside and run around the
driveway. Some days he has more
movement energy than others. His
feet turn under so he needs his little
booties when he is in the chair.
We only leave him in the chair for about
an hour or two at a time so that he
isn't getting sore at all from it.
When hanging out in the living room he will
ask to be turned over and sometimes will
move himself in circles. The
circling is great exercise.
You can find videos of Mookie in his
chair on our fb page.
03/18 Update - Mookie has his chair.
We have it all set to fit him perfectly
and are working on getting him
accustomed to it. First day was
yesterday and we got a few steps from
him. He does step when we move the
chair for him, he just needs to figure
out that he can move it.
Just a quick update here 03/10 - Mookie
has some neurological issues that are
affecting his walking. Our Vet
assures us that he is not in pain of any
kind. He does great early in the day,
walking fine in his senior gate.
As he gets tired he will tip himself
over and often time is not able to get
standing again. He calls "Help,
I've fallen and can't get up."
Sometimes we can stand him back up and
he takes off, but others he isn't able
to maintain any balance. We do
have a quad wheel chair ordered for him
that should be arriving any day now.
We are very excited to see how he does
with that chair.
Upon Entry 12/26 -
Mookie just wants a place he can hang
out. He is not a bit lap cuddlier,
but will settle on the couch beside me.
He is sweet and definitely shows his
age. We are working to get a bit
of weight on him. He has been a
little picky about his food and his
blood work shows he might be having some
pancreatic issues. He
also has a mild heart murmur. He is
such an easy going little guy, so
accepting of everything around him.
We believe he is mostly deaf and has
very limited vision issues. He has
a docked tail so I would suspect he is
at least part miniature pincher.