My family’s new “normal” life with our paralyzed dog, Sophie, was actually one of constant change. As soon as my husband Ken and I would become accustomed to a particular way of helping her, the paralysis would progress and take over more of her body. We would find ourselves learning a new lesson and making adjustments for her care.
One of the biggest challenges came when Sophie lost her voice. Somewhere between year one and year two of her illness, Sophie lost the ability to bark.