Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dogs on Thursday - Shaking Sophia

Sophia hasn't received as much blog attention lately as Abby. Mostly because Abby is still in that big puppy stage where she continues to find new things to both amuse and frighten her. Those are the moments we laugh about and capture on film.

Sophia had her glory puppy days also. She's now six. Lately we've noticed that she's been spending most of her time like this..

At first we commented to each other "it's surprising that Sophia wants to sleep so much as she's only six." We didn't think too much of it until the other day when hubby said the dreaded phrase "I think she's shaking again."

See, Sophia was diagnosed over a year ago with "white shaker dog syndrome"
  • May 14, 2007 was when her vet first suspected this syndrome. (post here)
  • May 15, 2007 she visited a specialist for a cerebrospinal fluid tap (post here)
She was prescribed prednisone which, at first we had to give her three times a day while the swelling went down. We eventually weaned her off of it completely. However she had another episode about six months ago which meant another round of prednisone.

Sadly, it looks as if it's coming back once again so I'll be contacting her vet today to see if she needs to come in for a visit or if they just want to put her back on the prednisone.

So it's no wonder the little girl just wants sleep. Just like the past two times it's the only time she doesn't shake.

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  1. Oh, poor sweet baby. I will keep her in my thoughts and hope that all is well again soon.

  2. Sending big hugs and smooches Sophia's way.

  3. So sorry to hear about Sophia...will be sending up doggy prayers for her! Mary

  4. Oh Sharon - how scary. Lots of good thoughts will be sent out for Miss Sophia. g

  5. She's so adorable, bless her heart. I'll send up prayers for the little sweetie.

  6. oh my! poor baby doll. Riley and Josie send hugs and kisses to her. Riley's legs shake all the time! I need to read more about this!

    PS the dress and tops are very hot!

  7. Poor little Sophia. I'd never heard of that problem before so your post was very educational. My Roscoe, a Jack Russell, was adopted when he was about three. His rear legs occasionally have a tremor but if we reach down and suppot the leg it disappears. And, sometimes we notice a tremor when he walks but it has never really bothred him. I wonder if it could be related some way to the condition you described.



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