November DYK

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November DYK
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Thu, 11-03-2011 - 8:25am

DYK...

...November is here?

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Registered: 03-24-2005
Thu, 11-17-2011 - 7:07am

DYK...

...thanks, Kristy?

...now her eye looks bad again so she is on an antibiotic eye drop as well?

...she is going back to the vet next week to check it?

...I'm afraid to even add up what I've spent on vet bills in the past 2 months?

...I just want her better? :smileysad:

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 2:41pm
dyk...

oh no!

poor Pippi?

I hope they get to the bottom of what is going on soon?

I can only imagine how much you've paid out to the vet lately?

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Registered: 03-24-2005
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 5:38pm

DYK...

...thanks, Kristy?

...we actually ended up taking her into the vet today because the eye looked a lot worse?

...she has a corneal abrasion which he thinks is secondary to a lack of tears which he thinks is secondary to who knows what?

...she also seems to have some degree of vision loss?

...the weird thing is, it seems like it is in both eyes, not just the bad eye?

...so she is on a different eye drop over the weekend and then she goes back to the vet on Monday?

...he's most likely going to send her to a neurologist, because with everything going on he's suspecting a neurological problem, possibly a brain tumor? :smileysad:

...I was in tears driving home?

...I'm trying to just keep busy so I don't think about it?

...I'm really worried about her?

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Mon, 11-21-2011 - 3:40pm
dyk...

Oh my goodness?

I would have been in tears too?

how's she doing now?

any improvement?

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Registered: 03-24-2005
Mon, 11-21-2011 - 5:31pm

DYK...

...we went back to the vet today to check the eye?

...the corneal abrasion is just about healed?

...but it seems like her vision has gotten worse over the weekend, which I kind of suspected by the way she was acting?

...her pupils are not reacting to light anymore, and they were on Friday, so that is not a good sign?

...I'm pretty sure she's totally blind now? :smileysad:

...I've also noticed her tail veering off to the right, which I think is new, and which I think could be neurological as well?

...we need to see the neurologist and then regroup with the vet and talk about where it makes sense to go from there?

...he thinks the neurologist may recommend an MRI but he wants to talk about whether it makes sense to do that, i.e. what is the likelihood of it being something treatable?

...none of this came as a surprise but it was hard to hear?

...I pretty much lost it on the way home?

...I made sure the boys understood that she could potentially not make it through this?

...they were both trying to comfort me?

...didn't it used to be the other way around?

...they are such young men now?

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Registered: 03-24-2005
Tue, 11-22-2011 - 8:08pm

DYK...

...we got an appointment with the neurologist for Monday afternoon?

...it will be good to have her input?

...a friend at work recently took her dog to this same neuro and really liked her?

...Pippi's pretty much the same today as yesterday, which I consider a good thing at this point?

...at least she hasn't lost any ground?

...I've been dealing with it much better today than I was yesterday?

...I'm just trying to take it day by day and not get ahead of myself?

...if I think about where this could end, then I lose it, but I'm just trying not to let myself go there?

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 8:36am
dyk...

Oh, Laura?

I'm so sorry to hear about Pippi?

poor girl?

keeping you in my thoughts and prayers?

I hope you are able to get some answers soon?

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Registered: 03-24-2005
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 12:55pm

DYK...

...thanks, Kristy?

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Registered: 03-24-2005
Sat, 11-26-2011 - 10:41am

DYK...

...Pippi seems less energetic over the past couple of days?

...and she's developed a little bit of a nosebleed?

...she wasn't walking, so I thought she couldn't anymore, but dh put her on a leash and she was able to walk, so I guess she's just afraid to because she can't see?

...she still has a great appetite?

...she refuses to drink water now, though, so we're getting fluids into her by watering down some applesauce?

...she gobbles that right up?

...I don't know what to think?

...sometimes I think she's on her way out but then I watcher her eat and I think this is not a dog who has given up?

...it's all very stressful and depressing?

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Registered: 03-24-2005
Sat, 11-26-2011 - 6:21pm

DYK...

...well, Pippi had a pretty awsome day today?

...she seemed much more alert

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