Category Archives: Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction

Nosebleeds and Puffed Cheeks – Lilly’s Recovery from Meningoencephalomyelitis

As the rampant inflammation slowly subsides, Lilly is getting fewer nosebleeds. Her nose is still all crusty and blocked, though. So, I had to share this video of her sleeping and trying to breathe.

Crusty Nose Wednesday

Amid all the worry about Lilly's brain and the inflammation with the big scary name (meningoencephalomyelitis), I concentrated on the motor skills like walking and the importance of good balance. Lilly remains in a greatly…

My Bloody Valentine – And Now Nosebleeds

Lilly had a rough, rough Friday in her recovery from meningoencephalo- myelitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord) after having an adverse rabies vaccine reaction. The diarrhea continues, and…

Quick Note – Lilly Recheck Appointment News

Whew! Long day, so just a quick note about Lilly's recovery from meningoencephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord) after having an adverse rabies vaccine reaction. Today, Lilly had…

Cavalcade of Side-Effects – Recovery from Vaccine-Induced Meningoencephalomyelitis

For the last 24 hours, Lilly has dramatic tummy troubles every 2-3 hours like clockwork. The diarrhea came on quickly Tuesday (2/7) afternoon and got worse overnight, despite the piles of rice I fed her…

Wish List: No Seizures, Full Recovery, and SLEEP

All of us at Chez Champion of My Heart remain in awe of the outpouring of love, support, and prayers in the wake of Lilly's near-death experience with meningoencephalomyelitis. We have one more request ...…

Recovery from Meningoencephalomyelitis – Lilly at Home

I'm sorry it took me so long to post a blog update. Lilly's hospital discharge on Sunday, February 5, 2012, took longer than expected, so we didn't get home until around dinnertime. All of us…

Recovery from Meningoencephalomyelitis – Finally Some Good News

As of 12:30 pm or so mountain time, Saturday, February 4, 2012, Lilly had been seizure free since around 4:30 pm Friday (2/3). I'm happy to report a few other pieces of good news ...…

Lilly News: Slight Diagnosis Shift, More Seizure Activity

Words cannot convey the exhaustion all of us feel as Lilly remains hospitalized, with new symptoms cropping up each day this week (so far). Thursday (2/2) was another long day, so just a few pix…

Lilly Update from Friday, Feb 3, 2012

A massive snowstorm kept us pinned on the mountain Friday. We had about 20 inches of snow when we awoke, and the local weather folks are saying we might get another 20 inches of snow…

Lilly Setbacks: Meningoencephalitis, Vomiting, and Seizures

We were prepared to share moderate news (not worse, not better) about Lilly from Wednesday afternoon (and we will below), but a crushing early morning call brought a report that Lilly began having seizures overnight.…

Lilly Update: What Meningoencephalitis Looks Like

We have a diagnosis: meningoencephalitis. That simply means inflammation of Lilly's brain and the lining around the brain. We do not, however, know (yet) the root cause of Lilly's rapid decline over the last week…