Saturday, February 6, 2010


DSCF0002   First I want to apologize for missing my Pink Saturday Post, I just plain forgot about it... We received some sad news about our sweet Isabella yesterday...  A few days ago we noticed that she was not her usual playful self, and then we noticed she was having problems jumping up on our bed and sofa, which she never had a problem with before... Then her left side started shaking all the time like she was very cold,, but she was not.... it did not get better, so yesterday we took her to the Animal Hospital by our home, we filled out lots of paper work, then they showed us to a room... A very sweet nurse came in to write down what was going on with her. Then she took Isabella to the Dr. so she could exam her.. So we waited for a long time thinking the worst,,, and Praying for the best.... Finally the kind Dr. came in and did not have good news for us... She started with very long words, they would not even pronounce letting alone understand what it all meant... So she started to break it all down for us to understand, Isabella has G.M. E. Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis. or a Tumor both are of the brain.... she had a Neurologist look at her, and he said that they are 95% sure that is what is wrong with her.... They did blood work and took Urine from her also, they all came out ok... which is good.

To put it plainly it is a abnormal function/activity of the immune system, inflammation is centered around the blood  vessels  in the brain.  Now tears are forming in my eyes,, after hearing all of this... It is something that is common in her type of breed, and around her age 2 1/2 yrs... They gave us Prednisone for her and Pepcid too keep her from having bleeding problems in her stomach... yea more good news....


So now we are just waiting for about two wks too see it this med. works.. we will know by then,, and if not it is something worse like the tumor... sob.........  I just can't believe what we have been told,,,, this is my baby they were talking about..... I can't think of not having her with us..... so we are Praying that it works for her,,, if it dose she will be on it for the rest of her life,,, which is fine with me...... that I can handle...  So we are on a mission to find a good Vet. out here for her,, ,we are new to North Carolina,,, so we are looking on the internet for a good one to take her too for treatment... and follow ups.  Sorry for this being so long,,, but it is something that can not be said in a short post...... So if you all could,,,,,,,,,, please Pray for my Isabella,,,,, she is not doing well now,, we have to coax her to eat and drink,, to keep up her strength to fight.....

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I am taking some time off from blogging this week,,, I just can't think much at this time.... But I will be making some visits to you all,,, maybe by Wed. I will be back.... Isabella is not just a Dog,, she is our Baby Girl and a member of our Family.... I get so mad when I hear well she is just a Dog.... well she is not too us......... I want to thank you all for taking the time to stop by for a visit and your sweet comments.... And thank you all for your Prayers..... God Bless;

Hugs;  Alaura & Isabella;


trash talk said...

Alaura, I am so sorry to read this. No she is not just a dog...she is a member of your family. Our dogs are the one who love us unconditionally and we love back just as much. I'll be keeping you in my prayers and I truly hope the medicine works. I have a 12 year old mini-schnauzer that is the light of my life. I can't imaging getting up in the morning without him there to drink coffee with me. I so understand how hard a time this is for you. Here's hoping for the best.

The Tablescaper said...

So sorry to hear about your little girl. I have two fluffy girls and can't imagine what I would do without them. My prayers are with you.

- The Tablescaper

Mildred said...

Alaura, I am so sad to hear this news. You all will be in my prayers and I pray the meds work and that she can be coaxed to eat. God bless you this week. I know how important our pets are to us and I am truly sorry.

Kim's Treasures said...

I am sooo sorry Alaura!!! Many hugs and prayers for you and your dog! We lost our dog in August and it is just soooo hard!

Chris V said...

Oh, thanks for stopping by and I sure hope your baby does better. She's so cute. Yeah they are so much a part of you. Will send some prayers her way! :>)
(oh I love shabby chic too, planning a dollhouse with it!)

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my goodness I am so sorry. Beleive me I do understand. I had my two shih-stzus boys for fifteen years and my heart is still broken after losing them to old age. I have not heard of this being common to the breed. My parents also had a shih-shzu that lived to the age of seventeen.

I hope and pray she will recover.

~Blessings, ~Melissa

stefanie said...

Oh, I am soooo sorry, they aren't just dogs, they are loved ones. There is nothing wrong with praying for you dogs, god loves them too. I will be praying for both of you.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Alaura sweetie...
I am so sorry to hear that Isabella is not feeling well. Sweetie sometimes their little bodies go through adjustments too when they are on new medicine. Give it a few days sweetie. In the meantime, I am adding her to my Journal of prayers. We are going to pray that God will heal her with his hands and give her back her health and allow her to spend many years to come with you and your family. You both need each other. (My Bruiser is praying too.) God Bless you sweetie. Please think positive thoughts only and we will see what a couple of days brings. Please keep me posted.

Country hugs sweetie and so much love...Sherry

Mimi said...

Hi Alaura!!!
I'm so sorry about your sweet Isabella, my daughter's FIL is a Vet and I can ask him about this disease if you want me too???
I hope and pray that the med's work for her.
Have a great week, the best you can, I understand

Jillian said...

So sorry to hear about your sad news...

Take all the time you need, sometimes it helps. Hope the meds work and you get to spend a little more time with your sweetie.

Thank you for taking the time to visit with me.

Adrienne said...

I understand how dear to your heart she is! Trust the meds and all your love work wonders and she starts to gain her strength again. Thanks for sharing with us so we can be strong for you!

Shelia said...

Oh, Alaura! I'm so sorry to this about your precious little fuzzy baby! I know how you love her - I love Chloe Dawn the same way. These little darlings become our children. Alaura, I do believe in prayer and God loves our little pets too! I'm praying for little Isabella. Keep us informed.
Love you,
Shelia ;)

Grandma Nina said...

Alaura, I'm so sorry about your sweet baby girl. My mother has a shitzu and they are so adorable. I have two toy poodles and they are my babies. I'm with you - How dare anyone say they are just dogs? they are our babies. Will pray for Isabella.

Betzie said...

I hope your adorable doggie recovers!!! I know how you feel have been there...lost a pup a few months ago and it was just awful.
They are our babies and are just like human children.
Take care!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am sorry to hear about Isabellas health problems. I hope the meds work and she feels better soon. said...

Poor baby!! Best of luck with her!

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Alaura...I can so relate after have one of my kitty babies pass away this week. I WILL pray for your sweet dog. She is such a darling thing!
Bug HUGS...Lorena

WhineNRoses said...

So sad to hear about your sweet baby!! I will say a little prayer for her!!
I know what it's like when our furry children are ill.
I hope and pray she gets better soon.

Shelia said...

Hi Alaura! I hope your little darling is doing better! Just thinking of you and your sweet loving heart! Love ya,
Shelia ;)

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Alaura,
My goodness! poor little Isabella. She is so darling, I hope the meds help her and she will be playing again soon.
We all love our pets thats for sure. They seem so helpless don't they.
Chin up and only good thoughts o.k.
Take care and big hugs and give Isabella a rub behind the ears for me.

Miss Rhea said...

Praying for your Sweet Little girl !! Sending her Mama a Big Hug too :)

Heidi said...

Oh, Alaura, I am so sorry to hear the news about your sweet baby Isabella. I know you must be feeiling so sad right now, and I am sad for you, too.
I will keep you and your sweet furry baby in my thoughts.
lots of love,
Heidi - Heart and Home

Stella said...

Yes indeed, they are a member of our family. We feel just as bad when they are sick as we do when our children are ailing. I hope the medicine works and she is feeling beeter soon. Will say a special doggy prayer.

Lisa said...

Hi!! I am so sorry about your sweet baby! I work in an animal hospital in Cary, NC if you go to my blog you can email me. I don't know what part of NC you are in but maybe I can help you find a good Dr. for your sweet puppy! I hope she is improving on the meds. I know how scary this can be. And she is so young! Please let me know if I can help you in any way!
Hugs, Lisa

Judi said...

Hi Allaura
I'm so very sorry about the news you received. She is such a cutey and they become such a big part of your family. I have had a couple of pets that I had for a long time and when they got sick....I know how you feel.
She is just too young for this to happen to her. I hope you get some good news. I understand your wanting to take some time off from blogging..keep strong and love her to are in my prayers..

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh my gosh, that's so sad! My daughter just told me right before I read this that our dog tried to jump up on the couch 3 times today and couldn't do it. That's not like him! He seems fine right now! I hope your baby is going to be okay!!!

Cousin B said...

I'm sooo sorry to hear about your Isabella. Prayers are being sent up now.

Margaret Cloud said...

This is so sad, there is nothing worse than to have your beloved pet sick. I am praying she is going to be with you a long time. I have lost a lot of pets this past year, so I kinda know what you are going through. They are a family member and anything that effects them we take care of. Give her a big hug from me and God bless.