Just about a year ago, the plans finally came together for R's elbow surgery. After all the hard work to set up the surgery, I felt fear about the actual event. I'd been the one who'd made this surgery happen. What would I do if the surgery failed or even made him worse? I'd feel guilt beyond description.
The Runner helped me push that fear out of my mind, and R had his surgery. As you all know who have followed this blog, the recovery takes a full year so we are just now coming to the end of the recovery phase. We do exercises with him daily, and we are continuing to see him get better.
It makes my heart sing to see our boisterous and exuberant black dog run like he loves to do!
He can run so hard that his tongue lolls out to the side.
And, along with his elbow healing, he's become such a joy to ride my bike with because he's so well behaved. I think that's just maturity, and perhaps a stronger bond with me due to all the rehab exercises that we've done together daily for almost a year!
I think that we might keep celebrating R's amazing recovery for a long time! I hope that I don't bore you with the celebrations!!!