Category Archives: Dog Brag

Lilly Video Update – Feeling Better

We threw together a quick 90-second video, showing how Lilly is doing 2 weeks since her most recent setback and 5 days since the ER run to find out why she was feeling so lethargic.…

Canine Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, and Underwater Treadmills: Oh, My

It has been a ridiculous week in Lilly Town. Here is a quick recap of our efforts to help Lilly recover from a terrible bladder infection. It stems from her symptoms and treatment for rabies…

The Difference Between Being With Your Dog and Your Dog Being With You

It was easier to have Silly Lilly Saturdays (or any day) when the weather was warm because we could be outside all day. Now, it’s a bit more challenging. After taking off 12 glorious days…

Improvement Report: Lilly’s Recovery from Adverse Vaccine Reaction

Last weekend, Lilly got her 3rd cycle of cytarabine injections (4 sub-q injections over 2 days). She handles it like a champ. Honestly, other than the fact that everything about her reeks of medications, you'd…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction Relapse Recovery – Sept 2012

You have our apologies for the lack of blog posts this week. Just too-too-too much going on with Lilly, with work, with my mom (who is terminally ill). Here is a little VIDEO recap of…

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,…

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,…

Lilly’s Brain Injury and Agility Outtakes

Monday, we showed you some agility highlights as Lilly recovers from her neurological troubles. Today, we prove that it isn't always pretty.

Lilly’s Brain Injury and Exaggerated Agility Style

At our last veterinary neurology appointment, Lilly got the OK to do agility and other more strenuous tasks so that her brain can start figuring out how to rewire certain movements. I convinced myself that…

Update on the Totebag Eating Incident

Blame it on the steroids and other medications required to treat Lilly's eningoencephalomyelitis / meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord). Two weeks ago today, Lilly ate 1/2 of…

A Behavioral Bonus – Lilly’s Adverse Vaccine Reaction

I know I've been griping a lot about the struggles of dealing with Lilly's recovery, but I have one odd-but-good behavioral change we've seen.

Conversations of the Heart

Nearly 2 months into this adverse vaccine reaction with Lilly, I'm still a wreck. At least once a day, Lilly and I have a conversation -- brain to brain, heart to heart -- that goes…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction: Getting Stronger

Cue the sports-training-montage music from the movie Rocky. In recent days, Lilly has shown marked improvement in her strength and body control. We still remind her to be "careful" or to "go slow" on stairs,…