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Lola started to look a little dull over this past weekend. I didn't think she needed an emegency visit over the weekend. But on Monday morning she started to have gait problems. So off the ASG we go to see Dr. Sullivan. She was actually due to have her regular pre-cytosar check this week anyway. When I get her there, they tell me she has a 104 temp. I feel like a total bad Mommy for not even thinking of taking her temp! So, they did some labs inhouse to see if it was an infection, but...inconclusive. No elevated WBC's, but she may not be able to mount a WBC defense at this point. Urine is out to the outside lab. So, we discuss the likelihood of GME relapse vs. infection. I decided that I want to try to treat infection for 48 hrs. and see if we can get her looking better. So, I take her home with Clavamox. She looked a little perkier when we got home, and she ate her full feeding of food and drank some water, and pee'd in the middle of the kitchen floor. (she gets a pass under the circumstances) She gets settled in her favorite spot on the couch. And then low and behold she tips over and has a big seizure! Scared me to death! My local Vet was in his office, so off we go again. She gets an IV dose of Valium. (can you say drunken salior) She made it through the night. She looks a slight bit perkier today. Still eating and drinking. Temp is down. But I don't know. She still is not 100% with her gait. Kind of slow and a little stumbly (valium still?) But she is WAY off her mark from where she was even a week ago! I am so bummed. Don't know what to expect. Back to pred again?? I just don't know if I can keep doing this to her. Please send prayers and good thoughts for Lola. My sweet girl isn't even 4 years old. This is a dispicable disease!
 

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Pam - I'm so sorry about Lola. Please don't say you feel like a bad mom. You're so attentive to both Lola and Frankie. We can't always tell if it's a little something that will pass or the start of something worse. I'm sorry if this seems dumb but my memory isn't what it once was, but what is it that she's been diagnosed with? Was it the GME you were referring to? I can only imagine how you felt to see her having a seizure. I'm sending thoughts and prayers to you and Lola for her to get better.:grouphug: She's way too young for this.
 

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Pam - I'm so sorry about Lola. Please don't say you feel like a bad mom. You're so attentive to both Lola and Frankie. We can't always tell if it's a little something that will pass or the start of something worse. I'm sorry if this seems dumb but my memory isn't what it once was, but what is it that she's been diagnosed with? Was it the GME you were referring to? I can only imagine how you felt to see her having a seizure. I'm sending thoughts and prayers to you and Lola for her to get better.:grouphug: She's way too young for this.
Yes, Lola was diagnosed with GME/NME in Nov. 2009. It is the auto immune mediated type. We have been doing immunosupressive therapy for the last 10 months. This is basically a chemo agent that I inject her with every three weeks. And she was on prednisone from Nov until June. She doubled her weight during that time. It has been tough beyond belief, but she is worth the effort. But I am starting to teeter, and I don't want to be one of those pet owners that keeps the dog going long beyond a quality life. This is the hardest thing I have had to go through in a long time.
 

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Pam I'm so sorry to hear about Lola. You are a great mommy! I hope she starts to perk back up soon.

*hugs*
 

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oh I'm so sorry to hear about her relapse. I feel so badly for her and for you too, for having to go through this. I'm sending all the best wishes and prayers your way for her.
xoxo
 

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Oh Pam. This really blows. I'm heartbroken for you both. Praying overtime that Lola improves.
xoxoxoxoxoxooxox
 

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Oh Pam, I am so very sorry. Praying that Lola is doing much better today. Hugs to both of you!
 

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Pam, I'm so sorry about this setback with Lola and praying that things turn around quickly! I have never experienced a seizure... it's one of the biggest fears to me, so can only imagine how frightening and upsetting it was for you.
You are a great mom so don't put any guilt on yourself! Lola is blessed to have you!
 

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Oh no, I hate hearing this news Pam.........I know you feel so hopeless right now. Sending prayers, love, and hugs to you and Lola. Please keep us updated......:heart::heart::heart:
 

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not again :( i will definitely be praying for lola and hoping she recovers, pls dont feel like a bad mom , u r trying out every option available , so dont feel bad about that ... i can only imagine how u feel though as the mere thought scares me,. but iknow lola feels ur love and sometimes thats all it takes .. hugs .
 
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