Tag Archives: adverse vaccine reaction costs

Dog Behavior Update – On Not Asking for Much

When Lilly became so dangerously ill nearly a year ago, we abandoned her anxiety meds because of their dampening effect on her now troubled brain. And, we essentially stopped working on dog training issues. These…

Lyrics for My Life – Mumford & Sons

I buy very little music, but I've found "Babel," the recent album from Mumford & Sons, to be an apt soundtrack for my life. While the full context of the songs might not match my…

Crappy, Crappy Monday

A blaring alarm jolted me out of bed Monday morning. I squeezed our morning dog-care routine into as little time as possible, before putting on many layers to brave the extreme cold. Alas, I ended…

Best Budget Squeezing Strategies for Desperate Dog Moms

Depending on where you live and work, my ideas for cutting household expenses to help pay for pet care may not work for you, but here are my Best Budget Squeezing Strategies for Desperate Dog…

The Cost of Keeping Lilly Alive – Severe Adverse Vaccine Reaction

As I begin budgeting for 2013, let's look at just how much it has cost to keep Lilly alive following the onset of vaccine-induced meningoencephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain, lining of the brain, and spinal…

Conversations of the Heart, Part 2

Early in this unexpected and unwelcome journey, I began having heart-to-heart conversations with Lilly. These days, those conversations are a little different.

Capturing Moments – Photos of Lilly

I've always taken a lot of photos of Lilly, but now that I accept that our time may be short, I feel more pressure to capture her essence and read the messages in her eyes.…

World Rabies Day 2012 – Insights After a Near-Deadly Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction

Today is World Rabies Day, which is meant to "raise awareness about the impact of human and animal rabies, how easy it is to prevent it, and how to eliminate the main global sources." Nine…

Canine Chemo – Dry Mouth

While we use cytarabine -- a chemo drug with good anti-inflammatory properties for our needs -- at lower doses than would be required for cancer treatment, Lilly still suffers from a dry mouth after her…

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…

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…