Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Lease on Life!

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that bring the most joy. On Monday, my friend came over to drop her son off because I was going to babysit him. When she was unloading things out of her SUV and bringing them in the house, my dog, Teddi had jumped into her SUV!
Now that would not surprise some people because Teddi is a Black Lab and Labs are known to be energetic and eager to go places. However, Teddi is 14 years old! He has Hip Dysplasia, is deaf in both ears, could not sit at all, and could barely walk. Watching Teddi deteriorate over the years was one of the saddest things my family and I had gone through. Teddi has been a part of our family for years. My kids have grown up with him. Our family just would not be the same without Teddi.
I decided to give him the supplement I take, MaxGXL, hoping that it would at least alleviate some of his pain. I figured it was worth a try. After close to two months, its like Teddi is a completely different dog! He is running, jumping, fetching, swimming, going on walks, and playing with my kids. Even a small portion of his hearing is starting to come back.
It has always amazed me how our bodies regenerate and heal when we take care of them. I have always been an advocate of health and nutrition. Watching Teddi has caused even skeptical family members to take notice and believe. Its like Teddi has a new lease on life.