TwiggysMom Posted January 1, 2016 Share Posted January 1, 2016 (edited) Around 2am Thursday, December 31, Twiggy was struggling to get around. I heard unusual noises, and saw her pulling strongly toward the left and looking up at the ceiling. At this point, she was still able to stand and walk, albeit with great difficulty. She even waited until she was in the garage to pee! Those who know Twiggy know she doesn’t have her left front leg, so her brain telling her that she has to lean as far to the left as possible to keep from falling off the world really doesn’t work in her favor. She stood in the car the whole way to the evet, and stood as much as possible in the kennel in back, but her right front leg kept sliding out from under and she eventually had to lay down. Since then, she lost some additional function and yesterday afternoon was unable to stand, walk, or even right herself sternally, so unfortunately I had to leave her in the hospital again. The doctors believe this is a central vestibular event because she is still eagerly eating and drinking and doesn’t have any nausea. As far as I’m aware, that means a brain bleed or clot. This morning, she has recovered a little and is able to right herself sternally after being placed on her side and she is no longer staring at the ceiling constantly. So I am hopeful that I may be able to bring her home today. I would have brought her last night, but after seeing her, I knew I would not be able to handle her on my own & wouldn’t be doing her any favors by trying. I hope today is different, even if I have to keep her at the vets office when I have to go back to work on Monday. Recent bloodwork has also shown that she is in the beginning stages of kidney disease, probably due to all the chemo from four years ago. However, she is barely over the normal limits (meaning her normal limits), so we will need to keep that under close watch as well. How lucky I am though that she is still here to be having “old dog” issues. She is 11 years old and nearly four and a half years post amp for osteo now, one of the longest I have ever heard of. I wish I could take some time off to help her, but I am losing my job soon and can’t afford to take the risk of getting immediately fired by taking any days off. If anyone could send some good wishes for Twiggy’s brain to start firing off in the right directions again, I would appreciate it! She is as willful and strong a creature as I have ever seen, so if any dog can do it, I know Twiggy can! Here's the pretty girl looking at me wondering why I stopped petting her! Edited January 1, 2016 by TwiggysMom Quote Wendy with Twiggy, fosterless while Twiggy's fighting the good fight, and Donnie & Aiden the kitties Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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