Jun 26, 2010
After doing so well after having her spleen removed and her quick return to being her old self, NumberNine is now acting strange again. I'm so distraught and feel so helpless - there's nothing I can do. My daughter disagrees with everything I suggest and all I want to do is cry. The vets want her to stay on meds which prevent her anxiety but make her so doped up she can hardly stand. Before her spleen was removed the vets thought she was acting strange because she was in pain and Akitas tend to hide their pain. But now it's something else. It could be mini strokes, mild seizures or something to do with the brain. She really fights her "anti-anxiety" meds; she hates them.
It is so hurtful to have my theories about NN dismissed. I never tell many people about myself - just let them think I'm stupid (maybe I am) but I do know that there are things that can be done if she is having mini strokes or seizures without doping her up. I lash out at people and I know my behavior is bizarre because nobody is telling me anything. I don't think the vets know what's wrong with NN. IMHO, all we can do is wait.
I love that dog so much that if we lost her, I don't know what I'd do. I'm just crying here because of what my dearest friend is going through. Yes, a dog can be my dearest friend; she's always been there for us and I feel so powerless to do anything for her. After I had my heart attack, she was so protective - all the dogs were. She was more understanding than my family. Oi, this is turning into a rant. I just want prayers or good thoughts send to NN if anyone who reads this is willing to do it.
Thank all of you who have asked and been interested in how NN has been doing.
The picture above is one of my favorites = )