Friday, April 11, 2014

Cinderella update

 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!


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Cinderella, THIS is very much GOOD and totally ENCOURAGING thingys. WHEW.

Murphy said...

We hope that things will settle down! My angel brother, who I never knew. named Leroy, had a seizure and the vet said it can be caused even by changes in the atmosphere! That was the night that SLC had a tornado. And he never had another one after that. So we hope you won't either!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

There are so many triggers for seizures. We hope it won't be your heart or your brain. Ciara had an MRI to rule out any brain problems. Mom thinks the test medicine she is on is working well (unless she is getting the placebo)> The neurologist told Mom the same thing about different meds with less side effects than pheno. We will all cross our paws that all your rests come back good and that you will be doing just fine, Cinderella.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Idaho PugRanch said...

We will keep hoping for the best for you Cinderella. Glad it is not your heart!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Jans Funny Farm said...

We're glad to hear you plan to be around for a long time! :)

Sandra said...

i am hoping it is not your noggin and just one of those siezures that come out of no where and go away. thanks for letting us know and so glad it is not your heart and that you had a good time with the vet. hugs

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

The elevator ride sounds scary but fun all at the same time. U are very brave going on that elevator.

LP said...

Cinderella, we hope you don't get seizures ever again! And you know what...our Issa was just diagnosed with an enlarged heart. We don't know what that will mean exactly in the future...but one day at a time for you both, right sweetie?! :)

the critters in the cottage xo

The Army of Four said...

That sounds like great news! And you know what? Maybe you won't have any more seizures! My sister Stormy had one - and that was it. Sure, that ONE was scary as can be, but after that, she was back to normal!
Prayers continuing for you!
Play bows,

Daisy said...

Hooray for amazing dog-tors! I am happy to hear your big heart is filled with just love.

stellaroselong said...

Cindyrella we said lots of prayers for you over the weekend ......we know your momma is doing her best to keep you well, and that casey and hers botf love you a lot and so do we. We cannot believe you were so brave your momma didn't need to pick you up in that elevator...wesa are not that brave at all!!!! Hugs a bunch.
stella rose

Sue said...

Sounds like you have a good doc. Pay attention and get plenty of rest. We all still have our paws crossed.
Morgan, Sebastian, the Porties, Syd and Mac