Wednesday, August 19, 2009

inflammation of the meninges

Meningitis that is. The doglet has Meningitis. This is good news because it's treatable. The doggie neurologist says that about 2/3 of the dogs that have it get better, and some even recover completely. Apparently dogs get a type of the disease called Steroid Responsive Meningitis. It's an auto-immune illness that is highly treatable with steroids - umm - hence the name.

She is at the hospital tonight, and tomorrow night. It's very strange being here without her. I don't know how I'll sleep without her giant 5lb presence in the bed. I'm hoping she's resting ok. I left her with her big pink stuffed FiFi dog and her 2 favorite binkies. And a tiny pink backpack with cookies and treats and some other stuff.

I'll say it for you, I win crazy dog lady of the year I'm sure.

That's ok cause I love my little girl named Mavis Pearl.

7 comments:

Linda and Denny said...

How does a cute little doglet get meningitis out of the clear blue? So sad, but it's good to hear that it's treatable. Hope all goes well from this point on.

Binkies? Your doglet has binkies?!!??? I have no words. Heh.

Val said...

Linda - not only binkies, but 2 plush little beds she likes to lounge in (only during the day of course, cause she's in my bed at night). She even got a handmade blankie for her first birthday from a friend.

My doglet is not spoiled. No maam :)

HeyJade said...

When I think "binkie" I think a baby pacifier... that's not what you mean, though. RIGHT? Haha. I'm glad that you got better news than you were expecting. Praying the treatment is easy and quick!

Val said...

Ha! I did mean blanket by binkie. That's what we call them. Blankies, or binkies. I have a few of my own.

Kimberly said...

THANK GOD!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

Linda and Denny said...

Yup, I agree with HeyJade, to us Buckeyes, binkies are pacifiers. Now THAT made for an interesting mental picture of your doglet!

Nandini said...

Cheers to indomitable dogletness! :)