Wednesday, February 10, 2010

doggie MRI

Did you know there are animal neurologists? Well, there are. And at the recommendation of our regular vet we took Gus to see a great one. When he first walked in the room he said Gus was very cute, and then a few minutes later said Gus was "so handsome!" so obviously he's a very observant and brilliant vet. (btw, that's not the only reason I liked him, but it certainly didn't hurt.)

Sadly, seizure due to tumor has been ruled back in as a possibility, but the neurologist thinks that because Gus seems pretty happy, it's more likely that he has a harmless movement disorder. (my mind went blank when the words seizure and tumor were mentioned so I can't remember what the movement disorder was called. but it's not uncommon, and is no big deal.)

He recommended an MRI to be sure- if it's a tumor it's best to catch it early- so we're taking Gus back in for one tomorrow morning.

Thank you all so much for your kind words and thoughts earlier today. Reading them as we sat in the waiting room waiting for them to tell us what was up helped so much.

Hopefully, we'll get a good diagnosis (movement disorder!) tomorrow and I can get back to posting about pretty, funny and yummy things.

15 comments:

Kristin said...

My prayers are with you lady! I hope your fur baby is ok!

Courtney said...

Oh Abigail, I am so sorry, and I will keep you all and Gus in my prayers. I know just how terrifying the not-knowing is (experienced it when our Shih Tzu, Moose, was very sick a couple years ago.) Thinking of you all. xoxo

Brandi said...

I'm praying for a movement disorder diagnosis for Gus. He really is so handsome and you know you've got a good doctor since he sees that. I'll be thinking about you and Gus.
{xoxo}

A Taste of T said...

Sending you positive healing. Hope he's ok!

Grace said...

Gus is in my thoughts, as are you. Hoping for the disorder not the tumor. Gus is a handsome little fellow, isn't he???

Katelyn said...

I'm so sorry your cutie Gus is going through a hard time. My dog (Moose) has a seizure condition. The vet ruled it as most likely epilepsy. He is one meds twice a day and really manages to live a pretty normal life. Look forward to hearing that Gus gets a clean bill of health!


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Marcy said...

So sorry Gus is having problems. Those 4-legged friends are so important to us, aren't they. I hope they'll find an easy answer. Keep us posted...

Chudney Defreitas-Thomas said...

Sending our prayers and positive vibes. I don't know what we would do if our Maya ever became ill.

Amy said...

My heart goes out to you!! I can tell your dogs are as much a part of your family as a child would be...just like mine! I hope you can get some answers and that all will be well!

Ann said...

Get well soon, Gus!

Sarah S. Dobbs said...

I know how scary it can be when something is wrong with your pooch! Good Luck Gus! I am sure he will be just find. KIsses from a darling frenchie named Penny

xx

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pen.ny said...

movement disorder, movement disorder! fingers double crossed!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

so sorry to hear this,
I used to have a doggie with similar case... Hope all goes well~Peace*

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Gus is such a handsome sweetie. Glad to hear you found another vet that was able to help. Thinking of you and wishing all the best.

abigail said...

thank you all! I can't tell you how much all your sweet comments meant.