Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I have thought a lot about Gabriel (I wrote about him in Dog blogs 1 & 2) He passed 3 years ago today. But so much story to tell about our 14 years with Gabriel.
My hubs asked me to marry him in the Summer of 1998. We had a great Summer. We loved to take Gabriel for walks and hikes. One hot August morning we were walking in the neighborhood and all of a sudden, both of my big toes had a sharp pain and then went numb. I blamed my shoes and kept walking. We continued to go on our hikes and walks with Gabriel. And, I continued to teach aerobics and yoga at the YMCA. But, during the month of August the numbness spread up my legs and up my lower torso. By the beginning of Sept. I was diagnosed with Transvere Myelitis. I had no weakness at that point but it was a weird feeling to not tell hot or cold.
Gabriel was patient with me, and he kept smelling my legs. Then, on the night of my birthday, I couldn't move my legs to get out of my hubs truck. I started crying, he started crying, and Gabriel started whining. We knew there was something VERY wrong. Over the course of the next week my mobility was gone. But, Gabriel was faithfully by my side.
More to come......