Inside Her Brain
Thursday, January 25, 2018
There she is. My little trooper! We finally got a look inside her brain to see what's going on. Literally! My oldest son used his Christmas bonus to pay for an MRI for our little one. She's a rescue, so we don't know much of her history. When we got her home, she had a lot of trouble on the tile and laminate floors that cover much of our home. Poor thing was splayed almost out on her belly. She knuckled her left wrist and had trouble on her left rear leg. I had our regular vet look at her and she recommended seeing a neurologist.
Now, about a year and a half later, we got to find out what is going on with our Cookie. The neurologist showed me the MRI images. She started with what looked like a normal brain. But as she panned in further, the right side of her had a very noticeable lesion. This was what was responsible for my poor pup's problems! We'll know later today what the spinal tap has to say.
So now I will be more deliberate about doing things on her left side, trying to work her across her midline, and keep up the agility. She's a sweet dog and I can't imagine why someone would surrender her. Their loss. Our gain!