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Lola may be relapsing :-( (update on # 75)

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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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My heart goes out to you and Lola. Needless to say, I understand how you are feeling and wish I could come through this computer to give you a big hug from Kissie and me.

The ups and downs of GME is so frustrating. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. I care. Jan
BIG hugs and healing thoughts to you and Lola ... :grouphug::grouphug:
I am so sorry Pam :( I know you are on the gme group Nancy is on and Brooke was doing well for years and she just relapsed recently too and she is attributing it to flea meds she just used as it takes a trigger usually so was there anything that might have triggered it recently? :( Reach out to her as she is on my yorkie groups and have met her a few times and really nice. I know you both could be a great support for one another since going through the same thing right now:(

Hang in there and you are an awesome dog mom and have done so well with her going through this - she could not be in better hands that is for sure.

If you need anything call me as I would be happy to help even if it is to just go to lunch and talk :(
Pam, I'm so sorry! I hope this is a temporary set back and Lola bounces right back. I can only imagine how scary this is for you both.
Hugs and prayers to you and sweet Lola.
Oh Pam, I'm so sorry for you and for Lola. You are the best Mom and will know when to let her go. I hope treatment will get her back to remission and you and Lola will have more happy times. Many hugs....:wub::wub::wub:
I'm so sorry to hear this, you and Lola are in my thoughts and prayers.
Prayers to Lola and you.
Thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts and words. If I could get the darn multiquote to work for me, I would thank you all individually. Today, Lola is a little better (hopeful thinking on my part?) but not back to normal. She is walking, but very slowly. Her tail is up which is a good sign for her, because it drooped during her initial bout if encephalitis. She ate like a champ this morning. But, she still seemed dull. I am calling Dr. Sullivan today and get her thoughts. Thanks for all the encouragement. It really makes it better to not be going through this alone. {{Big Hugs}} to you all from me and Lola!
:smootch:pam - it does sound like better news.Thanks for explaining things to me as well. I did remember your going thru the initial bout but couldn't remember exactly what was going on. It just may be taking Lola a while to recover from whatever was going on this time. With her immune system compromised they don't bounce back as easily or as fast. I also know what a double edged sword prednisone is. Can cure a lot but can cause a lot of issues. I know this from my DS and relatives with severe asthma so I can only imagine with our little Malts. Did the urine come back yet? Hoping Dr. Sullivan can help and praying for Lola. It just breaks my heart reading about Lola and I'm so hoping this is just an incident that can be overcome. In the meantime, please take care of yourself.:hugging:
Pam I'm so so sorry you and Lola are going through this setback. Please don't have those guilty thoughts. You do a wonderful job with all your babies and care for them with so much love. I am keeping sweet Lola in my prayers. I'd love to come thru this screen and give you both a big, big hug. Love to you both.
sending healing thoughts to you and Lola ... :wub:
Glad to hear she is doing better. Keep your chin and your tail up little girl. We are all routing for you. :prayer:
I am sending you positive thoughts and hoping your Lola feels better !
Continued prayers for sweet Lola. I hate this disease! Pam, you truly are the best mommy in the world for Lola. Don't ever think differently.
Pam - just seeing this post. I know that Lola had been doing so much better that I know this set back must have thrown you for a loop. Poor little girl, my heart is breaking for you and I know how hard it is to watch our babies suffer in any way.

Sending lots and lots of prayers for sweet little Lola, and hugs to you Pam.
Set backs are so hard to take,we feel so helpless.
We all you're a great Malty Mommy,don't think otherwise.You can't stop what will happen but you're always vigilent to prevent the worst.
Hang in there and hug and kiss Lola for all of us...
You'll never walk alone, girlfriend.
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