Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Update on the Sophia's (the Maltese) procedure

No sewing today as I spent most of my spare time on the road taking Sophia to and from the clinic. She had to wear her seat belt harness for the drive as we were in rush hour traffic on some busy freeways.

The cerebrospinal fluid tap was done late afternoon and I received a call at work near the end of the day that Sophia had done just fine. Of course today, of all days, the traffic was horrible. Normally around here by 6:30 or 7 p.m. the bumper-to-bumper traffic is done, but not today. Even the receptionist at the clinic mentioned that everyone who had come in had commented about the heavy traffic. The odd thing was that it was the entire metro area, not just one stretch of road.

They had to shave the back of her head since that is where they do the spinal tap on a dog. The doctor told us she had looked at the fluid under a microscope before sending it off for evaluation and did not see any infection.

While the official diagnosis will happen tomorrow, it looks like it is the White Shaker Dog Syndrome. Sophia will be treated with medication. She will get two pills a day for seven days, then one pill a day for 14 days, then one pill every other day and a follow up with the vet.

All in all, I'd say we're very fortunate to live in an area where we have easy access to great medical care for both humans and animals. I'm also thankful that this turned out to be something that could be easily treated.

Now, back to sewing! Pin It


  1. Sharon, I'm so glad that it's something relatively simple for poor Sofia - well at least treatable. g

  2. Poor darling... I'm glad she is in good hands.



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