Friday, March 16, 2012

Another Update On Sophie!

Two weeks ago when I last posted I told you Sophie was going to the Vet for a recheck.  Well, she went and her doctor was very concerned that she hadn't recovered from the vestibular disease after 2 weeks.  Her head was still tilted which worried him.  He said she could very well have a brain tumor!  Yikes...that was the worst news ever!  He said the only way we would know for sure is with an MRI.  There is no way we are willing or considering putting her through something like that.  All it would do is tell yes or no but it wouldn't cure anything. He agreed with us but still had to give us our options.  I love my vet but I just knew in my heart this is not what she has.  I'm with her everyday so I know how she is behaves!  I've done a lot of reading since then about vestibular disease and brain tumors in dogs.  The brain tumors create symtoms very much the same as vestibular disease.  My Vet told me if she did have a brain tumor then she might very well start having seizures. :(   Sophie has not had any seizures thank goodness!  Some of the stories I read about vestibular disease said their dogs took anywhere from 5 months to a year before the head tilt went away.  In some cases it never went away but they lived a comfortable life.  

Being the fighter that my little girl is she has continued to improve!  She finally started eating her dry dog food without having baby food mixed in it since September when she got pancreatitis!  Oh happy day!  Her head barely has a tilt anymore and she doesn't lose her balance like she did. We take it one day at a time and are just thankful she is not suffering or in any pain.  My mommy instinct tells me she just needed a little extra time to recover.  

Resting after her grooming appointment.  Getting pretty is very tiring!  
Thank you again for all your kind words!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Praying for your precious doggie. I'm so happy God cares about EVERYTHING in our lives. My Mollie is sick, too. Hurt her back chasing a squirrel and has been on prednizone. She sure is 'fluffy' right now...and sleepy. Doing better tho.

    Thinking of your Miss D~xoR

  2. Hi my friend~I will continue to pray for your precious girley, I'm just soooo happy to hear that she is starting to feel better and that thanking the good Lord up above that it's not a tumor, many blessings to you and dear Sophie :-)

    Big huggers~

  3. Thank god!
    This makes me so sad, I know you and Uncle Mike must be emotionally drained. Give her big kisses from me and I hope she continues to improve.

  4. I'm so very happy to read this!

  5. She is so sweet... I hope she continues to improve every day!

  6. Denise,
    I will say a prayer for sweet Sophie that she continues to improve. Our sweet Savanna had a brain tumor and seized several times on the last awful day. I pray it is not a brain tumor....


  7. Hi Denise, So happy that your little sweetie is doing better. Mommy knew best what she needed!!
    What a cutie she is and I am sure you are giving a sigh of relief for her turn around. I pray she continues to improve.

    Happy Spring my friend and I love your new blog look. Just gorgeous.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie