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1/6/2022 – Sushi is a happy pup and loves to play with her foster siblings.
She is coming along in the housebreaking department, but does have some accidents.
She loves to cuddle at night with her human.
She was the neurologist in November and her meds are the same. Sushi’s medical/neurological conditions are not “curable” but are “treatable”. She should be fine as long as her meds are continued. She does have occasional yelping episodes which may be related to fluid on her brain, or the fact she is a bit of a drama queen. Difficult to determine but thankfully they are short lived.
She remains on:
Keppra every 8 hours
Gabapentin every 8 hours
Omeprazole every 12 hours.
She will need a follow up MRI in September 2022 and anyone interested in adopting Sushi should be able to provide neurology follow up, tests and meds as needed.
11/16/2021 – Sushi is doing pretty well. She has some occasional yelping due to what we assume is pain from fluid build up. She has not had further seizures. She will be seeing the neurologist this week for a follow up.
She is on the following meds daily:
Keppra every 8 hours
Gapapentin every 8 hours
Omeprazole every 12 hours
9/20/2021 – Sushi had the brain MRI today. It revealed that she has caudal occipital malformation (COMS) and associated congenital issues. These structural changes may lead to seizures and other neurological deficits. We are starting Sushi on an oral antacid which has been shown to decrease cerebrospinal fluid production and may alleviate clinical signs. She also will continue her anti epileptic medication. Additionally, she will be on Gabapentin as needed for pain. Results of the spinal tap are pending.
Thank you to everyone for your kind words and for your donations that made it possible for us to find out what was going on with Sushi so that we can help her.
9/20/2021 – Due to increasing seizures Sushi has been seen by the neurologist and is having a MRI and other tests done this today. Will update as we know more.
Sept 1, 2021 – UPDATE: Sushi most likely does not have a liver shunt based on the CT scan; but, we are to repeat bile acids in 4 – 6 months. She likely has microvascular dysplasia.
She has had some breakthrough seizures, so a neurological consult is scheduled for October 6th since it is unlikely the liver issue is what is causing these seizures.
THANK YOU to everyone who has donated and prayed for Sushi. We could not do what we do for these pups without all of you. <3
August 30, 2021 – Sushi is having a CT Scan & Angiography today to rule out a liver shunt.
8/23/21 – Sushi came to us with a history of seizures which are presently controlled with medications.
Her bile acids are elevated and her xray revealed a small sized liver. She was referred by our vet to Internal Med Specialists and was seen there today. They sent a Protein C sample out today. Further treatment will be determined after the test results are back.
Her vet bills as of today are $990.
Donations for Sushi are appreciated.