Welcome to The Adventures of My Dog Max. This blog chronicles his his journey through inoperable brain tumor diagnosis,Cyber Knife radiation,conventional & alternative treatments, HBOT and Life Beyond. Max is my 18 year old, high-energy super-dog, who was diagnosed with 2 inoperable brain tumors 4/11. Cyberknife = non-invasive robot driven hi accuracy radiation treatment. HBOT = hyberbaric oxygen therapy.
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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Guess who went for a walk today!
Guess who went for a walk today! You guessed it! MAX! We went up to the woods and he walked a whole 1/2 a mile on the short trail! It was a slow walk at first. He wanted to take in all the kids at the playground and the people playing volley ball. Actually I think that was extremely overwhelming for him. He kept taking 2 steps and then stopped and tried to take it all in - kids laughing, squeeling, swinging on swings, sliding down slides, making sand castles, baby crying, bicyclists, people playing basket ball, and volley ball, and a goth wedding... (yup... all sorts of people dressed in black and red for the wedding coming by and saying hi to him on their way out). Once we got past the playground, he was a pup on a mission... or gravity took over.. or a little of both and he was pulling me down the hill. He LOVES to go all the way to the bottom of the hill and walk on the fishing dock and bark at the fish and things floating by.. but not today. He pooped, then got to the picnic shelter and decided it was time for a nap. We hung out there for about 20 minutes and then started through the woods back to the car. Not as many people, but lots of smells (his nose is working again), he spotted some birds and squirrels but opted not to go after them, smelled some plants too. I was trying to walk really slow so he would go slow, but Max would have none of that, however he'd stop every 20 ft or so. He was a bit wobbly - like he was drunk. Maybe a little light-headed? But once we got going in the woods, he wanted to keep going and didn't want to take the short cut to the parking lot. In fact when we got to the end of the trail he made a left and wanted to do it again. At that point we ran into Sarah - a yellow Lab who came over to say hi so he had some time to rest while the people chatted.