I don't even know where to begin. I am so overwhelmed with emotions right now!
Speaking of incredible, Lexie is home!!!!! In fact, she's laying beside me on the floor as I type this blog. Justin and I are already so impressed with how well she's adjusting, too. She's actually getting around BETTER than she was right before her bilateral enucleation surgery. I wonder if maybe she was depending a little too much on being able to distinguish shadows and light, because now it's obvious she's using her senses of hearing and smell a lot more than she was a week ago. She's also not walking directly into things like she used to. She ALMOST walks into things, but as soon as her nose gets really close to the wall, chair, door, etc., she kind of pulls back and changes direction. Since being home, she's already located the food bowls and had some dinner, she drank about a gallon of water after finding her water bowl all by herself, and I even walked into the foyer at one point to find her cleaning Sam's ears! She is definitely the same ole Lou she was before this whole ordeal began last month, and I can't tell you how happy that makes me.
Other than that, though, my Lou is home and is doing so well!!!!! Yaaaayyy!!! Her eyes do look a little funny, like Dr. Corbett had warned me, but I can't help but think she looks adorable. I was afraid she'd look sad all the time without having any eyes, but she really doesn't. I mean, come on, that smile is pretty undeniable. :) She's also been giving the MOST hugs! In fact, she hasn't really wanted me to leave her side since I picked her up. During the first few minutes of the drive home, she kept resting her head on the console between the two front seats just so she could be closer to me. She didn't look comfortable, though, so I pulled over and brought her up front to the passenger seat beside me. I laid the seat all the way down, then stuffed a big comforter in the floor, just in case she fell forward at some point. She curled right up into a little ball, though, and slept as I pet her the whole rest of the way home.