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All about Belle

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

It's been a stressful and heartbreaking few weeks for Belle and us. She's been to 2 different vets, several x-rays and blood tests with nothing being found wrong except a high white count on her blood tests. She's taken 2 different antibiotics and has been on an anti-inflammatory since the middle of January. The second vet suggested we see a specialist. Belle got to see a neurologist yesterday. She does have a neurological disorder with the nerves going to her right leg causing her to favor her right hip and curl her toes under when she walks but we don't know what is causing the nerve problem, it could be several different things.

We are having a fungal blood test done to rule out anything fungal and are starting her on Prednisone and an antibiotic for the high white count after the fungal tests are back. The neurologist said we should see improvement within a 4-5 days.

If the prednisone doesn't work, she'll need to have an MRI. A very expensive test so we are praying she gets better with the prednisone.

She still acts like her puppy self, happy and alert but she can't jump & run. We play with her toys several times a day and to keep her eating, I've had to spoil her, lol. She gets boiled chicken breast & rice most of the time.

Please keep Belle in your thoughts & prayers during these next few weeks. emoticon
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