For those of you who do not know, this is Stormy, our almost 2 year old pug.
Isnt she the sweetest?
Stormy became very ill this summer, and after many attempts at diagnosis, she finally found her way to a veterinary neurologist in Weymouth, Massachusetts who
after an MRI and a spinal tap diagnosed her with Inflammatory Brain Disease.
We were so sad, so heartbroken. She was lethargic, unresponsive to food,
and unable to walk correctly, or even stand at times.
It has been a few weeks now since her diagnosis. She is on prednisone, and has had a remarkable recovery. Well, not so remarkable actually. Why?
1. She is a strong-willed pup
2. Prayer. People all over the world have contacted me through Instagram and on this blog to let me know that Stormy is being prayed for in their churches. Families are asking for updates and are wanting to see more pictures. Wow. All this for our Stormy.
I can say that when she was very ill, my heart physically ached for this little furball.
She is like my third child. She is sweet and gentle and playful.
We have been home all summer with her.
I am having a hard time even thinking about leaving her in a few weeks.
But I will get home early from teaching, so I will be able to
be with her. Actually, she could probably use the peaceful sleep time. Now she mostly follows me around as I do laundry or dishes, etc....
She will be on the prednisone a few more weeks, and then we will decide if we
want to give her a chemo shot. Apparently her bone marrow is running amuck, leading to swelling around her brain.
Stormy still doesn't do her "pug run" around the kitchen at a maniac speed, and doesn't really play.
But she seems happy, eats well, sleeps well, and is LOVED.
Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for your kindness, inquiries and prayers.
(And a piece of advice: get pet insurance.)
See Stormy on Instagram: @princesnowfarm, @stormymypug