Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Allegra.

Allegra has had 3 neuro 'episodes' in the past 24 hours. Not true seizures, but ataxia (unsteady/uncoordinated movements & staggering gait), nystagmus (involuntary movement of the eyes) and circling. It's so difficult for me to watch her having these episodes...I cannot imagine what those people who have had no experience with this must go through. As a CVT and a former CCU technician, it absolutely tears me apart to watch her go through these episodes...definitely an entirely different thing when it is happening with your own dog.

I had been weaning her off the Prednisone because it didn't really seem to make much of a difference. But, she started having more problems with swallowing and wasn't able to eat much. Apparently, the Prednisone did do some good! I put her back on it last night and she ate a good supper tonight. That's encouraging.

Please keep her in your prayers.

8 comments:

jane augenstein said...

Oh, Jacque, I am so very sorry to hear that! I know how terrible it is to watch a beloved pet go through hard times. Beanie had seizures and watching her go through them made me feel so helpless. We debated if we should have her put down but she decided when her time was up. You know the story. My heart breaks for you having to go through this. Allegra is in my prayers as are you.
hugs to you...
Jane

WoolenSails said...

Jacque,
I know how you are feeling, I have had to watch a few of my pets go downhill and it is so heart breaking.
I hope he does better and I know he will live with lots of love and care while he is with you.

Debbie

Rugs and Pugs said...

Jacque ~
Pug prayers and positive thoughts coming to you and Allegra :-)
Lauren

Thistlebrooms said...

Oh Jacque, I'm SO sorry to hear this news about Allegra...
It's always different when it's your own special Lady...
My thoughts and prayers are surly with you...Get rest and hold her tight...
Always~Marilyn

dexmangoldens said...

I'll keep her in my prayers. So sorry. Kiss and hug her for me.

Anonymous said...

Poor puppy! I will prayer for her and for you! Love you, Joyce

JoJo said...

Jacque, this breaks my heart! As with some of the others, I've been through something similar and it's so darn hard when it's YOUR pet. I'm sending much love, hugs and kisses to you and to Allegra.

Anonymous said...

Oh Jacque, I hope things improve with the increase in the Pred, how awful to watch and be helpless...prayers abundant that things will straighten out.
Love,
Janer

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