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Diana Sophia 05-17-2008 08:51 PM

She's Going To The Neurologist... and She's Not Doing Good!
 
So I called my Breeder last Friday night to see if we could visit LeiLani this weekend. She informed me that LeiLani is going to need to go to visit the Vet Office in the morning (Saturday). It wasn't going to be a good day to make the long drive to her house for a visit. So I stayed up almost all night... I have insomnia... and this wasn't helping. I slept in late and jumped into the shower... and this is when the called came in. It was my Breeder's on the phone.

They called to let me know what was going on with Ms. LeiLani. You see LeiLani is not putting on weight like her other three brothers and her Vet said, "She needs to see a specialist". A Neurologist needs to look at her skull and her brain". :cry: They have an appointment for Wednesday.

My breeder's thought that something was starting to feel "Not Right" with her. This is why she didn't want me to come and see her yet. She has been eating, but she just isn't putting on weight like her 3 brothers are. She is still very... very... small! The "Smallest" she has ever had! This saddens all of us. :sad:

They think that her "Soft Spot" on her head is not "Closing or forming correctly". The Vet also suspects that she might have "Water on her Brain". She gave me some technical names, but seeing that I was dripping wet from the shower... I just didn't get to write it down.
What does all of this mean??? I'm not sure... I don't know!!!

I've been so upset all day that I just crawled back into bed and went back to sleep. I was hoping it was a dream... but I woke up... and it was not.

I have looked at three litters before her and research... and research as much as I could about Yorkies. I've been looking for her for 1-1/2 yrs for her. I didn't feel comfortable with any of the other "So Called Breeder's" that I had met in the past.
So when I found this one I know she was the one. She was very nice and took me into her life to teach me. I've met with her at Dog Show were she taught me what was going on.
She was waiting on one of her Champion dogs to delivery and I was so excited. She had one other person that wanted a show quality dog but didn't care if she had a boy or a girl. So when only one girl was born she decided on a boy and I got the girl. Yeah! I was sooo excited I told everyone... She had a girl... She had a girl!

You see I'm 39 years old and can't have children of my own. I start early menopause just over a year ago and I have always wanted my own child... especially a little girl. I purchased a lot of stuff for her. Some thing's before I even met my Breeder's. I have clothes, leashes, potty stuff, bowels, collars, beds, crates, purse bags, you name it I have it! I even just had a delivery to my house today of stuff for her. All I could do was just cry.
She was going to be my first Yorkie. I'm Soooo Sad!
I'm trying my hardest to fight back my tears! :cry:

BUT COULDN'T!

My boy kitty Jasper just came up to me and sat next to me on the arm of the couch.
He reached out his paw and touched my shoulder.... and I lost it! I just cried... and cried... I'm so sad!

:cry: :cry: :cry:


I'm back now ~ I think I needed that!

What if she's not okay? Has this happened to anyone else? Is this normal in smaller Yorkies?
Will this go away with medication?
Should she be put to sleep? The Vet spoke with them about this. It's not fair for little LeiLani to be going through this!

TootiesMom 05-17-2008 09:42 PM

Keep your chin up! Hopefully she will be just fine..... prayers going out to your baby adn to you
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Diana Sophia 05-17-2008 09:52 PM

Thank you TootiesMom. I'm Praying Too.

Ladymom 05-17-2008 10:02 PM

I am so sorry you are going through this. I can't imagine how upset you must be after waiting for your puppy for so long.

It sounds like you have a wonderful breeder and the puppy is getting the best possible care.

Here is a link to an article that explains her condition:

Hydrocephalus

YorkieChick1 05-17-2008 10:04 PM

I am so sorry!! It is so scary when are babies are sick and even worse when you can't be there with her. I am hoping that maybe she just has a larger fontonel (that's the wrong spelling, I'm tired and can't think of it!) or molera. It's like a human baby when they are born their skull isn't completely fused yet, chihuahuas and yorkies can have this. Sometimes people think their babies have hydrocephalaus but really their molera hasn't closed yet. I hope it is a false alarm and your baby LeiLani will be fine! Hugs!! Stay positive...

nygee 05-17-2008 10:12 PM

:hands:Prayers for Leilani, I hope its nothing serious and that she will be able to go home with you shortly...


:2hearts2:I Love my Furbabies :aimeeyorkNygee, :aimeeyorkGizmo & :aimeeyorkGypsy!!:2hearts2:

Diana Sophia 05-17-2008 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ladymom (Post 1994853)
I am so sorry you are going through this. I can't imagine how upset you must be after waiting for your puppy for so long.

It sounds like you have a wonderful breeder and the puppy is getting the best possible care.

Here is a link to an article that explains her condition:

Hydrocephalus

Oh my, that what she called it! Thank you so much! I didn't want to call her, because she is very upset too. This is her first litter since her Teenage Son pasted from Cancer.

Diana Sophia 05-17-2008 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nygee (Post 1994858)
:hands:Prayers for Leilani, I hope its nothing serious and that she will be able to go home with you shortly...


:2hearts2:I Love my Furbabies :aimeeyorkNygee, :aimeeyorkGizmo & :aimeeyorkGypsy!!:2hearts2:

Me too. I'm Praying a lot! Wednesday seems so long away!

Rae Rae 05-17-2008 10:39 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about little Leilani, I will keep her in my prayers. Hopefully everything will be fine.

Diana Sophia 05-17-2008 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ladymom (Post 1994853)
I am so sorry you are going through this. I can't imagine how upset you must be after waiting for your puppy for so long.

It sounds like you have a wonderful breeder and the puppy is getting the best possible care.

Here is a link to an article that explains her condition:

Hydrocephalus

Thank you! I just read that and I sure hope she doesn't have it. They say it very painful for the patient.:sad:
I don't want her to be in pain! It sure is a long time until Wednesday...

Sunnie 05-18-2008 01:45 AM

Oh my goodness, I can see the love and the pain in your post. What a WONDERFUL Mommy you are going to be. It may not be Leilani, but it will happen. And I have to say, what a wonderful breeder you have found. That is wonderful that she is so honest with you and is doing the best she can for the puppy. Some so-called breeders would just pass the puppy on to you and never say a word. I will pray for LeiLani. Keep your chin up.
Sonya

2yorkiesformama 05-18-2008 04:37 AM

Zoey, Angel and I are so sorry for little LeiLani. The vet thought Zoey had hydrocephalus. It turned out to be Atlantoaxial Instability (her neck is detached from her spine). Could this be the problem?? Zoey also had a soft spot on her head, but it seems to have closed. The vet had her on prednisone.
Zoey falls over when she tries to stand. She doesn't have any balance. So if LeiLani is doing that also, you might want to have her checked for that.
We hope all goes well with LeiLani. Hate to hear of a wee one not doing well. Keep me informed.

Diego 05-18-2008 04:43 AM

Special prayers :hands::hands::hands::hands::hands:.

KatiesMommy 05-18-2008 04:59 AM

Im praying that all be be ok for your baby !

nvnvgirl 05-18-2008 06:53 AM

Diana~ I'm so sorry this is happening to you and to little Leilani. I know how excited you were, waiting for her to be able to come home to you and all the cute things you've gotten her. I'm glad you've found a responsible and honest breeder who genuinely seems concerned for everyone. You and Leilani are in our prayers. Give lots of loves to Sophia; she understands you're hurting right now.


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