Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Cinderella, Momma, and I spent this weekend out at Auntie Amanda's again, where I got to hang out with my new bestie (that's her on the bottom right) and play with the big dogs. Cinderella did some bonding with the little dogs as she rested a lot. (Dogtor's orders!) Momma thought they looked like Scar and the hyenas from Lion King in this shot. Be prepaaaaaaared!
Monday, April 14, 2014
I feel like a bad ambassaboxer. I got a little distracted last week by Cinderella's problems, so I didn't make ANY announcements about LBR's biggest event of the whole year this weekend. Saturday was ROSES FOR RESCUE, the biggest fundraiser and event we hold. LBR volunteers haul out about a gazillion roses, geraniums, ferns, and other flowers for a huuuuuge plant sale. This year we also added a rummage sale, and lots of vendors had tables to sell other stuff. It was our best event ever! And guess what?? We raised almost $28,000 to help the boxers!!!!
You ROCK, LBR. Woohoo!!!!
PeeS: For those who are wondering, Cinderella is doing just pawesome! She hasn't had a single seizure since Wednesday, yay!
Friday, April 11, 2014
Hey folks, Cinderella here again! I had such a totally exciting day. Furst, I got to go for a car ride with Momma. I loves car rides, and especially when I get the WHOLE backseat to myself instead of sharing with Casey. Then I got to go on my very furst ellyvator ride!! It was a little skeery getting on it, because the doors move by themselves and the floor shakes. But I was very good.
THEN the real stuff started. I visited my cardy-olly-guest. And... well, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that my heart is just peachy. It's working totally fine, even though it's a little big, and the cardy-olly-guest isn't worried about it at all. The bad news is that if it's not my heart, it's my noggin! For a pup my age without a history of seizures or any kind of trauma, seizures like this are about 90% likely caused by a brain tumor or bleeding. That's not good. But the dogtor isn't too concerned. He said my seizures aren't so frequent or severe that I need to take meds yet. And he reassured Momma a lot by telling her there are some new kinds of anti-seizure meds that don't cause the side effects of something like pheno. Phew! But for now, Momma is just going to keep an eye on me. If my seizures start getting worse, then we'll talk about maybe starting some meds.
But don't worry, I told Momma I plan to be around for a LONG time still! Now let's roll!
Hi deres, everybodies! It's me, Cinderella! I wanted to say thank you soooo much to everybodies who's been sending me power of da paw. I can feel it helping me. That's what's making me smile so much!
I've been to see the vets a LOT in the past few days. All of my bloodwork came back normal, but den the vets took a picture of my heart and said that it's big. Duh, that's because I have so much love to give! But she thought it could be causing me to have symptoms that mimic seizures. Today I'm going to go to the cardy-olly-guest. He's going to take some more pictures of my heart and see if he can figure out what's wrong with it and if that's what's causing my seizures. So please keep that power of da paw coming!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
My sweet sissy Cinderella has started getting visits from the nasty seizure monster and having a very hard time. Momma's taking her to the vet today to see what we can do for her. I'd really appreciate whatever Power of the Paw you can send her. I'm not ready to lose my sissy. :(
Edit: I guess no news is good news? The dogtor said there are a lot of things that could be causing it, but based on her symptoms nothing is jumping out. They took some blood to test for a few things first, and we should have the results of that tomorrow afternoon. Then we'll either know what's wrong or do some other tests.