Category Archives: Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction

Adverse Vaccine Reaction Financial Settlement, Part 2

This post is part two (of five) that address my quest to get financial help from the company that manufactured the rabies vaccine Lilly received January 23, 2012. Today’s post covers details on the two…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction Financial Settlement, Part 1

Here is part one (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. Today, we cover the…

Revisiting Adverse Dog Vaccine Reaction Incidence Rates

Recently, we shared what (little) scientific research we could find about the incidence of severe neurological adverse vaccine reactions similar to Lilly’s. The short story is that is rare … really rare. At our appointment…

Adverse Dog Vaccine Reaction – Elimination Issues Worsen

Lilly's neurological deficits have grown significantly in the last 24 hours. I pretend we're not headed back into life-threatening territory, but the worsening of Lilly's elimination issues cause both worry and complication. I'm not sure…

Adverse Dog Vaccine Reaction Setback and New Symptoms

If you'd asked me last Thursday night about Lilly, I would have extolled her recovery virtues. Friday morning, however, Lilly suffered another major setback in her quest to heal from vaccine-induced meningoencephalomyelitis / meningoencephalitis (inflammation…

Adverse Vaccine Reactions – Crunching Numbers at Home

Yesterday, I shared what research I found about the rarity of serious, neurological adverse vaccine reactions like what Lilly suffered earlier this year. Today, a bit of a riff and a rant on my own…

Finally, the Answer. How Rare is Lilly’s Adverse Dog Vaccine Reaction?

As promised over these many months, I did some digging to find out exactly how RARE what happened to Lilly after her rabies vaccination earlier this year really is. Today, the answer.

Adverse Vaccine Reaction: What I Didn’t Know, When I Didn’t Know It

I've been meaning to write this post for many months. Now that I've pulled a bunch of research and seen the results of our recent USDA Freedom of Information Act request (more on that tomorrow),…

Why Not Vaccinating a Dog is a Big Deal

Because Lilly developed vaccine-induced meningoencephalomyelitis / meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord) after getting a rabies vaccine, she can NEVER get another vaccine. Period. Here is why that's…

Pro-Vaccine, Anti-Vaccine? Reflections After an Almost Deadly Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction

Today begins another 5-part series of posts about Lilly’s dangerous adverse vaccine reaction to a rabies vaccine earlier this year. Lilly continues to recover from meningoencephalomyelitis / meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of…

Dog Behavior Changes, Adverse Vaccine Reaction

Deep inside Lilly remains Lilly — despite the brain and nervous system trauma caused by her adverse reaction to a rabies vaccine earlier this year. Her emergency treatment and ongoing treatment for meningoencephalomyelitis / meningoencephalitis,…

Early June 2012 – Lilly Neurology Update

Simply put, everything makes me worry. When Lilly seems neurologically stronger, she often acts out-of-her-mind fussy from the daily steroids aimed at shutting down her most recent relapse of vaccine-induced meningoencephalomyelitis / meningoencephalitis. BUT, when…

Lilly’s Neurological Relapse

We're still reeling and consumed by mourning and mourning-related tasks, but I wanted to post a quick update for those who haven't been following the news on our Champion of My Heart Facebook Fan Page.…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction FAQ, Part 5

Here is part five (of five) of frequently asked questions dog lovers have asked me since Lilly’s ill-fated response to a vaccine earlier this year. This series of questions / answers covers the COSTS of…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction FAQ, Part 4

Here is part four (of five) of frequently asked questions dog lovers have asked me since Lilly’s ill-fated response to a vaccine earlier this year. This series of questions / answers covers the treatment of…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction FAQ, Part 3

Here is part three (of five) of frequently asked questions dog lovers have asked me since Lilly’s ill-fated response to a vaccine earlier this year. This series of questions / answers covers the symptoms, diagnosis,…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction FAQ, Part 2

Here is part two (of five) of frequently asked questions dog lovers have asked me since Lilly’s ill-fated response to a vaccine earlier this year. This series of questions / answers covers the vaccine itself,…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction FAQ, Part 1

Here is part one (of five) of frequently asked questions dog lovers have asked me since Lilly’s ill-fated response to a rabies vaccine earlier this year. Today, we cover Lilly’s health status and vaccine history.

Adverse Vaccine Reaction – Belle of the Ball

Among the behavioral changes we've seen since Lilly developed meningoencephalomyelitis / meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord) is a resurgence of attention-seeking behaviors. It makes getting any work…

Adverse Vaccine Reactions – Dog With Butter Butt Syndrome

Next up in our gallery of changes since Lilly developed meningoencephalomyelitis / meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord) after an adverse vaccine reaction to a rabies vaccine is…

Wordless Wednesday – The Faces of Lilly Before and After Her Adverse Vaccine Reaction

Last week, after a long walk and a dip in our pond, I took a picture of a happy Lilly. It's a nice picture, except all I can see are the changes in Lilly's face…

Veterinary Neurological Exam – My Notes

In March 2012, I had the chance to attend (on a press pass) two days of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) annual conference. It happened to be in Denver this year. My number one…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction – Big Blog Posts Coming

Lilly and I apologize for last week's blogging absence. The clock ran out on us every single day. we also have some BIG blog posts brewing. They are not the kind that come together quickly.…

Dog Book Review: Your Dog’s Best Health

Nancy Kay, DVM and board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialist, published a new book called Your Dog's Best Health: A Dozen Reasonable Things to Expect From Your Veterinarian. Perhaps you already know Dr. Kay from her…

Relapse – Adverse Vaccine Reaction

Tom practically had to sit on me over the weekend to keep me from running Lilly down to the nearest veterinary emergency room. Starting last Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Lilly began acting VERY sick again.…