the trials and tribulations of being jenny and nicole
Nicole · Dec. 27, 2010
where do i start? how about 545am last wednesday morning. I awoke to a racket in the living room. Jenny was on her side having a full seizure.
I had written a long post detailing the last stressful week we had together but it was incredibly long and probably a wee bit boring.
So the short of the long is: Jenny has had loads of seizures over the last 12 days. She stayed at my work while we got them under control. I almost euthanized her twice but thanks to one of the vets I work with she convinced me to give the meds some more time to work. It is either a brain tumor which is entirely possible as her Cushings disease is Pituitary dependent. OR it has been seizure or embolic event related to her really high blood pressure caused by her Cushings not being under control yet.
Here she is hanging out at work with another dog, Aki, we had boarding with us over Christmas. (we had got a package from the Dental people so everyone is wearing blue bandanas). Her and Aki were BFF's at work.
I have to say, I work with the best people ever. I know I'm biased, but really they were so good to both me and her over the last 12 days. They cleaned up her messes all week (and believe me there were some doozies.) She got a few baths. Dealt with me crying off and on. Walked all over Kits to get me sushi.Told me my cat wasn't fat just big boneded. (it was a be nice to nicole day). I've had to drop her off there a couple of times as I didn't want to leave her home alone if I was going to be gone for long.
And today I made her a new coat and bandana. One of the girls I work with was giving me crap because she was still wearing her coat from Halloween that was part of her Ram costume. Here she is in her new blue coat and Guinness bandana.
And because she's so beautiful here she is in a photo Sheena took of her back in the early Fall.
She still has small head tremors but she's had those since she arrived at SAINTS.
She has made great progress. Still had two very small seizures Thursday and Friday. We've started her back on a very low dose of Pheno. So we are taking it day by day and hopefully she will be around for a while longer so I can continue dressing her up.
Edited to add another photo, I just turned around and saw this:
This is what happens when 300lbs of dog try to all lie on a couch. and it's a big couch.