September 7th 2012 9:28 pm
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Hi. Just a quick update!
It turns out the neurologist we were referred to sometimes takes appointments at an office only an hour away, so we were placed on a waiting list. They said that we would probably be able to see him in a month or so. This is great news - Kailie hates car rides! She still isn't going to be happy, but this is much better than three hours!
Recently, when she doesn't want to go for a walk she has started to absolutely freak out and nearly choke herself on her leash. Dunno what that is about. Usually when she doesn't want to walk, she simply lays down. She's also suddenly terrified of other dogs. :( I almost got her to go for a walk with me this evening when another dog walked by. Kail dragged me home. It's so weird, she used to be soo happy to see another dog, she'd bounce around and try to get them to play (even if the other dog clearly wanted nothing to do with her, lol). The vet did say this might be because she can't see the other dogs as well anymore.
Otherwise, Kail is doing well. We took a trip to the family cabin last weekend. She got into lots of trouble and had plenty of fun, playing in the mud and going fishing (she tried to bite one of the fish!) and stealing beer and relaxing in the sun. At home she's been running around in the yard, seems perfectly happy and normal except the problems with walks and other dogs I mentioned earlier. I bought her some new kongs - she destroyed the two I first bought her months ago (one large red one and one of the black extreme kongs - we've now upgraded to two XXL extremes). She's very happy to have new ones. They're her favorite toys!
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Glad to hear you can see the doc closer to home. That will be much easier on her since she hates car rides. Maybe the doc is right and not being able to see the other dogs so well is affecting her & she is just not sure when around other dogs. When I don't want to walk I just lay down & mom has a hard time getting me to move to. Hope the neurologist will have some answers for you.
But happy to hear otherwise she is doing well & enjoying life, the camping trip sounds like a blast. I love Kongs too & have to have the heavy duty one or I destroy them too.
Keeping her in our prayers & sending lots of love.
KJ & Family
Nice to hear you will be able to see a Neurologist closer to home. Sounds like Kail had such a good time at the cabin. Yes, losing eye-sight is no picnic. You are in our thoughts and prayers.