Nicknames: Duder Duder or Scooter Bug, Scoots (given to me by my dogster pals!)
Birthday: March 13th 2004
Likes: FOOD, FOOD, FOOD! water and ice! playing with my squeaky stuffies!
Pet-Peeves: not getting ice or water when I want it! My cat sister never wants to play! GRRRR
Favorite Toy: Anything that squeaks...today, she prefers her green rubber squeaky toy...she squeaks it forever! She also likes showing her octopus stuffy who's boss...hehehehehe.
Favorite Food: I don't really eat, I inhale; if I had to pick a favorite dog treat: Bill Jack treats Human treat: hamburger...but really any meat is super yummy!
Favorite Walk: Local Park with trails or anywhere that takes her near the rabbits and near food on the ground!
Best Tricks: My personal favorite is breaking toys or tearing out stuffing out of stuffed animals in record time. Oh and my mommy thinks it's cool that I can shake hands
Arrival Story: We got Scooter about one month after my other fur baby, Floppy died. I wasn't planning on getting a dog so quickly, but at the time I was researching the beagle breed. One of the breeders I talked to mentioned that Scooter's mom had given birth 10 weeks prior to 3 pups. Scooter's dad was a champion. I was nervous about getting another dog so quickly, but when I saw Scooter, I knew it would be okay.
Bio: I came into my mommys life when she needed me most. I left my brother, sister, my mom, and grandmother for a life with my two mommies. It's a two way street. I let them hug and kiss me whenever they need me and I give them my best beagle look whenever I want something (did I say I love water and ice?!)
Forums Motto: Power of the Paw for those who need it
Hi all...my pals Mika and Kai asked about my bells palsy and I figured I should probably do one more update. Here I am 5 months later and althought there was signficant improvement to the bells palsy, I wouldn't say I recovered 100%....maybe 75-80%? I don't droop anymore which is good :-). My right eye does close now when I sleep, but when I yawn, you can see my eye roll before the blink happens. Not sure if that makes sense. It's almost as though the blink is slow, but it gets there BOL!
Hey...I'm just grateful that it wasn't something else. I'm also grateful I didn't develop dry eye from it.
This will be the last entry on the bells palsy. Ususally recovery happens within the first 3-4 months and it's been 5 months. I would say I haven't seen any changes since mid November? End of November?
Thanks for all my pals who supported me. I sure hope this helps someone else one day. It's scary as heck when it first comes up. Thanks all!
Hi Friends....first, thanks to everyone for following along and for keeping up on the status of my Bells Palsy. The good news is mom is absolutely sure there has been improvement. Am I 100%? The short answer is no. But there is definitely improvement. I don't drool anymore at all. The right side of my face only droops slightly if I pant. It's pretty rare where the food gets caught in the corner of my mouth. The one thing there is only a little improvement with is the blinking. The right eye is definitely reacting, but not all the way. Maybe 50% or so? There is a reaction now when mom taps around the eye. In fact she thinks she may have seen one or two full blinks? I'm not sure though because just like in the beginning, mom wondered if she was imagining things BOL!
So, I will update again in two to three weeks and I am hoping for even more improvement. Thanks to all my pals!
Well, first just wanna say sorry for not updating the diary. Mom was trying not to think about it too much; to the point where she was imaging things...sound familiar? BOL!
Anyhoo, mom can't deny that there are very subtle changes. It's hard to describe it though. Mom sees the eye flinch a little when she pokes around it. She noticed the right side doesn't hang down as much. She noticed food isn't getting trapped anymore in between the gum and teeth like it was before. Still no blinking but she does see little subtle changes. The neurologist did say if there were going to be changes, we would see them between 8 and 12 weeks so I'm still going to be hopeful and HOPE to continue to see the changes even if they are subtle. Thanks everyone!