Tag Archives: meningoencephomyelitis

Lilly News: Veterinary Neurology Recheck

Miss Lilly and I hauled our silly selves across town for her veterinary neurology recheck appointment this morning, in advance of this weekend’s third round of cytarabine injections. It has been 6 weeks since her…

Another Canine Emergency – Dogs on Steroids Eat Things That Aren’t Food

Monday dawned with a full-blown anxiety attack hovering. Seeking just an hour of quiet, an hour or solace, an hour of something other than work or worry, I headed out to the greenhouse. Big mistake.…

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.…

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.…