March 26th 2013 5:30 pm
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Lucy Liu thanks Catster, all her friends, & everyone else for your overwhelmingly touching appreciation of her diary, your beautiful DOTD & DDP pictures, your treats, your rosettes & gifts, & especially for all of your hopes, prayers, wishes, and interest in her progress toward recovery.
The caring and enthusiasm Lucy's many friends show us was especially heartwarming & encouraging when Lucy reached her two biggest progress milestones so far:
March 15 when for the first time she sat in a semi-normal position instead of her usual sitting position with her weight all on her left side
March 17, St. Patricks Day, when she stood on all four legs for the very first time since I got her, a giant leap in progress even though she only bore a little of her weight on her right rear.
(And no Lucy, sorry but you STILL must do your physical therapy! You especially must do your physical therapy now so you continue to gain progress & don't lose any you've already gained!)
Since December 4, 2012, the day Lucy Liu first came to me, in her healing progress she's come a long long way. I still have to massage Lucy's right rear foot to help try to encourage the toes to uncurl and to try to keep them flexible. I also still have to apply vaseline to Lucy's foot pads on her right rear foot daily to prevent her pads from getting too dry, cracked, or painful from lack of use.
It's still a battle of wills to try to find a way to get Lucy to walk around or try to climb something. I tried the idea of making her climb steps to get back into her crate. She curls up at my feet, looks imploringly up at me with the most helpless look she can muster in her big kitty eyes, and begs me to pick her up and put her in her crate. She can beg at me longer than I have patience to wait too. I've stood there as long as ten minutes waiting for her to give up waiting for me, take initiative, and go up the steps into her crate and she won this little standoff easily. When it suits them to do so, cats seem to have a natural gift for infinite patience.
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Good for you, Lucy Liu! We are following your progress with great interest, and rooting for you to heal completely. One day you'll sprint up those steps, pretty girl.
Hi Lucy Liu. I can tell ya from one kitty to another you will walk again,play again and you know why? Cause us cats are tough mentally and physically we can and do over come so much that's why they say we have 9 lives cause it takes a lot to keep us down. I keep you in my kitty prayers all the time. I think it's wonderful you have a mommy that loves and cares for you so much. I am gonna keep checking on your progress to see how great you are doing. I love all your kitty pictures... So pretty.