Category Archives: Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction

After the Crying: Our Way Forward

I am humbled and honored by your continued devotion to our troubled journey. Thanks to YOU and your chip-in help, we've been able to pay our bills this month. In a way, we're starting with…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction Update – What Lilly Can and Cannot Do

Taking care of Lilly now that the vaccine-induced meningoencephalomyelitis has reared its ugly head again means noticing what she can and cannot do. Here are a few examples you might find interesting.

Champion of My Heart Anthem – I Will Wait for You

Local radio has been playing the song "I will wait..." by Mumford & Sons a lot lately. It has become a sort of anthem for me and Lilly -- whether you consider it a recovery…

How the Relapse Differs from the Original Adverse Vaccine Reaction

I've been told in the past perhaps I pay too much attention to the little details of Lilly's presumed recovery from vaccine-induced meningoencephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain, lining of the brain, and spinal cord). However,…

Adverse Vaccine Reactions – The Price We Pay

A few weeks ago on Twitter, someone responded to one of our posts about Lilly's vaccine-induced meningoencephalomyelitis by saying essentially this, "It's the price we pay for having a low incidence of rabies in the…

Chemo, Ho! Treating Brain Inflammation After Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction

Lilly stands on the frontier of veterinary medicine as we take on the next chapter in her attempted recovery from a severe adverse rabies vaccine reaction -- meningoencephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of…

Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction Relapse – The New Treatment Plan

Compared to the almost-coma-like, unresponsive ragdoll of a few weeks ago, Lilly has made great gains. Monday was a tad dicey, with a morning of dullness and lethargy, but she is doing better on several…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction Treatment Costs Top $15K

It's official. I hadn't added everything up since the end of June, but I did on Friday, and we topped $15,000 in expenses to treat Lilly's severe rabies vaccine reaction. To be exact ... $15,095.01.…

Blood Work, Veterinary Neurology Recheck, and Rude People – Oh, My!

There is a rant brewing about something that happened at the veterinary hospital today with a fellow dog owner, but for now … let’s only focus on Lilly’s recovery status. A tiny bit of potentially…

Update August 17 – Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction Relapse

Lilly made great gains in her recovery through about Wednesday. She hasn't been as great since then. She seems weak, tired, wobbly, and droopy. I worry about her gums and tongue being pale. We're not…

Lilly HOME! Update Aug 13-14 – Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction Relapse

We're so sorry about not posting Monday. Now that Lilly is home the demands on my time and energy have increased 10 fold, at least. So, that's the headline ... Lilly is home. She is…

Update August 12 – Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction Relapse

More good news today! Mentally, Lilly is so much brighter, alert, aware, and responsive. Physically, her motor skills still suck, but she can push herself up into a SIT. She needs help keeping her balance,…

Update August 11 – Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction Relapse

If Lilly was 5% of herself Friday (Aug 10), we'd say she is 20% of herself today (Saturday, Aug 11). Just talked to our neurologist, though, and he said I'm a "brutal Olympic judge" because…

Update August 10 – Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction Relapse

Again, I’m mostly too tired to be coherent, but here is the top news about Lilly’s massive adverse rabies vaccine reaction relapse.

Update August 9 – Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction Relapse

I am exhausted at the cellular and spiritual levels, so just quick notes and one picture. The headline is this: Lilly is about the same, with 2 exceptions. Her fever is down, but so is…

Is a Current Rabies Vaccination “Enough” to Protect Dogs Exposed to Rabies?

Via a daily news brief of veterinary-related news, I learned of 12 dogs in Mooresville, North Carolina, who were put down after one of them — a puppy — contracted rabies. Many people were also…

Major Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction Relapse – Lilly Hospitalized

Starting on Monday, August 6, 2012, Lilly began declining. Monday was bad. Tuesday was MUCH worse. Wednesday (today) was beyond terrible. I called our veterinary neurologist's cell number early, and Lilly and I made a…

Quick Post: Lilly NOT Doing Well

Not only do Lilly's elimination issues persist (nearly 6 weeks now), but we're two days into another significant setback of some sort. It's hard to tell what's what since the symptoms of her vaccine-induced brain…

Lilly Medical Update – Partly Cloudy

Lilly's elimination issues continue. Things have improved, in part, because we're not pushing fluids nearly as much. However, her elimination schedule and control are still off.

Dog Care: Does Devoted Mean Difficult?

Girls like me definitely fall into the 20-side of the 80/20 Rule. In fact, I'd place myself -- and all of you -- into the top 2% of dog care consumers. Sometimes, however, this devotion…

Lilly Recovery Update – Setbacks and Medications

I'd already planned and written last week's 5-part series of posts on the adverse vaccine reaction financial settlement before Lilly suffered another setback, starting Friday, June 29. I've been posting updates on our Champion of…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction Financial Settlement, Part 5

Here is part five (of five) posts about my attempt to get financial help from the company that manufactured the rabies vaccine Lilly received January 23, 2012. Today, please take our dog blog poll. Would…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction Financial Settlement, Part 4

At long last, I give you part four (of five) posts that tell the story of our quest to get financial help from the company that manufactured the rabies vaccine Lilly received January 23, 2012.…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction Financial Settlement, Part 3

And, now, here is part three (of five) posts about my attempt to get financial help from the company that manufactured the rabies vaccine Lilly received January 23, 2012. Today, here are details on why…