So, I talked at length with Dr. Sullivan this morning. There is no indication in any of Lola's labs that she has an infection. So, that means this is a re-lapse of her encephalitis. So, we are back on prednisone. I went home from work to give her a dose ASAP. We will give her a somewhat high dose over the weekend, and try to get the inflamation under control. I will go for a visit next week, and we will try some new meds. Lola has not tolerated any of the stronger meds real well, so this will be a trial to see if we can improve her situation. But, we also had some of the "hard talk" that if she dosen't respond well, it may be the end fo the line. And I am concerned about her quality. She has become snarly. She growls a little when you pick her up. She was snippy at the vet tech when they took her blood, and she has never done that before (she was always thier favorite due to her sweet nature) and when I took the bandage off, she actually tired to bite me! This is not my girl. I know though that encephalitis probably means she has a big big headache. Hopefully the pred will relieve this quickly. And really hoping that any new meds will be tolerated well. I am not ready to throw the towel in for Lola. But, I will not make her suffer if we are not making progress. Sad.