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.…

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.…

One More New Problem – Adverse Vaccine Reaction

Indeed, Lilly is recovering nicely some 2 months since her adverse rabies vaccine reaction. She is nowhere near normal, but she is coping the best she can. As are we to the "new" puppy girl…

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.

Bumbling Along – Fun With Neurological Deficits

If we get through Lilly's recovery without me or Tom stepping on and breaking one of Lilly's feet or without one of us taking a nasty fall ourselves (after tripping over Lilly), it'll be a…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction – How Much We’ve Spent So Far

Since Lilly doesn't need another neurology exam for a couple of months, we thought it was a good time to recap of how much all this has cost us so far.

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…

And, Now the Drooling

Oh, the fun with adverse vaccine reactions and treatment side-effects continues. Poor Lilly. Always the dainty thing, while still being a rough-and-tumble mountain girl, Lilly now drools like you would NOT believe.