Category Archives: Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction

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…

Freedom of Information Act and Adverse Vaccine Reactions

One of the biggest questions people ask when they hear about Lilly's unfortunate and dangerous response to her recent rabies vaccine is this: How common / rare is it? I promise you I'm trying to…

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.

Once Ballerina, Now Frankenstein – Lingering Neurological Symptoms Following Adverse Vaccine Reaction

Once upon a time, Lilly was a delicate, agile, sure-footed border collie with amazing balance and strength. She could jump greats heights, seemingly without trying. She could land with grace and nary a sound. These…

Update: Lilly Neurology Check from March 12, 2012

GOOD news, fans and friends. Our veterinary neurologist is quite pleased with Lilly's progress -- totebag eating and dog conflict aside. We'll know blood test results later in the week, but we don't have to…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction – Another Emergency

If your dog has never required medications that cause dramatic behavioral side-effects, count yourself lucky. Friday (3/9/12), we had another MAJOR scare with Lilly.

Adverse Vaccine Reaction and Behavioral Changes in Dogs

I'm doing my best to share the whole picture of what exactly went wrong in Lilly's body and brain following her adverse reaction to a rabies vaccine nearly 2 months ago. My dog training /…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction: Lilly’s New Noises

One of the weird outcomes from Lilly's ill-fated rabies vaccine that resulted in meningoencephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord) is that Lilly now makes CRAZY, new noises. Observe.

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,…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction: Adventures in Wobbling

We're really trying to get back on a normal blog schedule, but it has been tougher than expected to balance our must-do list with everything else. Plus, as Lilly starts feeling better, she wants more…

Don’t Rock the Boat, Baby

Here is the latest video update on Lilly's remaining neurological problems from meningoencephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord) after an adverse reaction to a rabies vaccine given January…

Update: Lilly Neurology Recheck from February 23, 2012

I'm sorry for the delay in posting anything official to the blog. Those who follow us on Twitter and Facebook know that Thursday's recheck appointment turned into an epic odyssey of waiting and waiting and…

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Another Neurology Patient in the House (a joke)

Remember that lovely gift package Lilly received from Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology after her week-long hospital stay? Well, we think she is channeling her frustration over her brain troubles in new ways.

Adapting the House for Dog With Mobility Issues

When Lilly's brain and spinal cord went kerplewy with inflammation, it greatly affected her ability to move her once-agile body. Her cognitive responses to things like verbal dog training cues are also impaired (for now),…

Dog Product Review: Rubber-Bottomed Booty Socks (PAWks) from RC Pet Products

Still neurologically compromised, Lilly stumbles, slides, and falls a fair bit on our tile floors. We don't really have rugs to put down all over, so we offer our humble thanks to RC Pet Products…