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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 or so. Here are some pictures and a short video from our visit with her Tuesday (1/31) afternoon and more details that we can share.

I know this post is likely WAY too long, but there is a lot of information to share.

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Lilly Hospitalized, Big Tests Pending

dog blog, champion of my heart, heart graphicWe’ve had a tough, tough, tough week. Look for short updates posted on our Champion of My Heart Facebook Fan Page, but the headline is that Lilly has gotten increasingly sicker since her rabies vaccine given January 23. Over the weekend, she developed all sorts of scary symptoms, including:

  • High fever
  • Extreme lethargy
  • Inability to walk (that got worse and worse)
  • Slow cognitive responses (that also got worse over night)

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