Hello world, it is Boo Bear and since Mommy has been slacking on her blog, I decided to chime in. For several months, Mom has been bothered by numbness and tingling in her arms. Eventually, she went to the doctor who ordered X rays and an MRI. She had the MRI about 3 weeks ago, but the films got lost between the radiology office and her regular doctor’s office. On a Friday Mommy went out to run, but her feet felt numb and did not work right. On Sunday she fell down a flight of stairs. On Monday, she called her doctor to tell him about the new symptoms. He had still not seen the MRI. Late Monday night the doctor called Mommy and told her to go to the hospital NOW! He said she had severe spinal stenosis and if she fell again she could end up a paraplegic. Mommy went into the hospital early Tuesday morning and had spinal fusion of her C4 through C7 on Wednesday. She came home on Friday, but she is not much fun. She does not want to wrestle with me or go for long walks. When we do go for walks she uses trekking poles and walks super slow. How annoying! On the bright side, lots of people have been coming to see her and bringing food and treats. I like treats. And my PCAs have been taking me fun places.
Mommy is now almost 2 weeks post op. The recovery time is about 6 weeks. I hope she perks up soon. I like taking long walks with her and we have to do my senior pictures. I am a busy guy!
My piece of advice is this: if you have numbness or tingling in your arms or feet, you should go see a doctor. Mommy and I both have a really high tolerance for pain, and we tend to ignore our bodies when things go wrong. Mommy says this is common for a lot of autistics. Thank you for reading my blog, I am now going to go raid the candy cabinet, steal Mommy’s key and sit in the back of her Subaru until she decides to take me some where. Talk to you soon, Boo Bear!