Wednesday, January 11, 2012

UPDATE - Almost back to normal

Little Lady Godiva was carrying around her little teddy bear stuffie last night and this morning she went after her frog stuffie and was squeaking it to her little hearts content!

Normally, when I'm on a global conference call i confine myself to a room without any squeekie stuffies and the girls generally know that when I'm on the phone to not make any noise...but today...Godiva didnt care how much squeaky noise she was making and frankly, neither did I. I figured that as long as she is following me around the apartment squeaking a stuffie non stop, than that means that she is not sad, feeling ill, or having a seizure. So i left my phone on mute until i had to speak and them put it back on mute right after :p

Last night Truffle and Godiva were both under the covers...i was wondering how close they were to each other and when i lifted up the covers, this is what i saw:They were cuddled together and just like before Godiva got sick...they were cuddled together with Godiva's arm over Truffle. Just like old times :)

So here is where the "almost" back to normal part is - Godiva still will not play with Truffle or Coco Bean. she will show interest in a toy that Coco Bean has but seems to recognise that she is not ready yet for Trufle's roughness (Truffle is 8 pounds of solid muscle and not an ounce of fat to her body no matter how much i feed her. Truffle is built like a little Tonka truck). Godiva did however go bouncing after Truffle this morning doing her play growl but Truffle was more interested in getting to the kitchen to have her morning potty-pad break and Godiva couldn't keep up with Truffle.

Godiva does not run anymore. she walks surprisingly fast (always has) but her little back legs seem a little stiff or are looking bow-legged (hard to tell which cause she moves so fast). But she cannot run like she used to; she hops like a bunny rabbit now when she tries to run which is really cute. she used to do this a lot as a puppy but stopped when she was about 1 and a half years old. She was SUCH a fast runner - much faster than Truffle and Coco Bean. Godiva was like a little torpedo when she ran. i'm hoping that she will have the motor skills to run like that again, but if not, than i will just have a super cute bouncing Chihuahua...kinda like a little mexican jumping bean!

I know you all miss posts from Coco Bean and are most likely tired of hearing about all this, but i want you to know that i really do appreciate all your kind words, prayers, thoughts, suggestions and for putting up with my questions and concerns.

The truth is, you all are the only ones i can go to for resources that i can blindly trust. yes, i can call the vet (and i do), but hearing from all of you has helped me so much more than you can imagine.

I promise that i will give the blog back to my Chihuahua Mafia soon and i truly hope that i dont lose any of you as followers and friends while i use The Girls blog to update you all on the progress of my Chi-Mafia.

Hugs and <3 to you all,

The Mommy

11 comments:

Ronnii, Uji & Izzy ( & Momma Tea ) said...

Wee is so pleesed to hear all ovs dis , da fact dere is stuffies bein squeeked is a most goodly fing in our eyes.

Lov
Izzy, Uji n Ronnii
xxx xxx xxx

Nola said...

SOOO glad she's doing better! We could never get sick of you, we're here to help
Love
Dachshund Nola

Mr. Pip said...

Almost is pretty GREAT! It sounds like she is walking like me - my back legs are a little stiff and sometimes I hop around like a bunny, too.

Your pal, Pip

Minna Krebs said...

Glad to hear she is doing so much better!

........and that is an ADORABLE foto!!!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Well, we're very glad that you continue to give us update posts. We were so worried about Godiva over the weekend and now every day with every post, we have a reason to smile. Thank You!

Stanislaw said...

Hey there little lady. We've been following your story but have been very naughty about commenting.

We're sure glad you're feeling better. The seizure monster can be a very scary thing. Mom has a friend with an epi dog, and she recommends checking this website -

http://www.canine-epilepsy.com/

- and becoming a member. Also, joining a Yahoo! group that's for epi dogs and their owners can prove VERY helpful, because you can post questions and read about what other folks are going through and how they handled it.

Finally, this post is great -

http://healthyhoundz.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-to-stop-grand-mal.html

- It's about stopping grand mal seizures using an ice pack technique (the technique is from that first website i posted).

We're sure hoping you'll be back up and doing zoomies again soon.

~Lots of happy vibes from your cocker buddies

PS - My bro and I found a homeless chihuahua on a walk a few weeks ago. He got to live with us for a while and mom absolutely LOVED him. Must be that chi magic.

Patrice and Higgins said...

YAY!! I am so glad that she almost back to normal!! I love the sweet picture!!

Lorenza said...

Those are great news!
Thanks for letting us know!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Tessa the Maltese said...

This sure is pawsome news! I is FURY HAPPY to know that Godiva is gettin back to the norm!

I sure looks forward to the Girls gettin back to bloggin, fur sure!

woos, Tessa

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

OMG, squeeeeee!!! That is the MOST adorable picture I have ever seen!!

I'm so glad that she has made a great recovery. And really, I, and I'm sure everyone else, am not tired of hearing about this, that's what we are all here for. I am sure that you would do the same for one of us! And besides, that's what blogger friends are for, we're a shoulder to cry on or lean on, we're ears to listen and hearts to offer sympathy and kind words.

Hugs, Nadine

P.S. Chewy is also built like a Tonka truck, except he weighs about 12 pounds and like Truffle, it's all pure muscle!

Shea, Lola and Tucker said...

Love the cuddle picture! Give her a little more time. Tucker too adopted that hopping run after he had his first week of the really bad seizures and it took him a while to get back to a full run. Now he moves, once again like a maniac but still manages to get that little hop in while doing it. So glad she is doing better!