Libby has really settled in with us now. She is more at ease and relaxed, not pacing any more. Her urinary tract infection is gone. We are still treating for the eye infection. She loves her new food. We increased the amount given because she was so thin and with all the running she’s doing, she has even lost a couple more pounds. We often wonder if she thinks about her previous family, despite the fact that she seems really happy here . . . .
On a more serious note, Steve witnessed what appeared to be a “seizure-like” incident when he arrived home from work on Thursday. It was almost exactly like what was described to us before we adopted her. She was stumbling, unable to walk, tried crawling but had no use of her rear legs and they were trembling, had a “glazed” look in her eyes, etc. Then within 2-3 minutes, she jumped up and ran off to play. The vet, of course, suspected that Libby(Tru) could have epilepsy, but the bloodwork and thyroid panel
that he did revealed that she is developing hypothyroidism, which interestingly can cause seizures and weight loss! She is now on thyroid medication. We have to go back in a month so he can recheck her.
We started obedience class on Tuesday. She was very anxious about it (another new place) and was quite vocal in a whiny sense. I think next week she’ll settle a little, having been there before. She’s doing very well with the training we do at home.
At the house she really seems content. She knows our routines/patterns and is very calm. When visitors come it’s a different story, but we’re working on that too. She loves to get in the car to go for a ride, yet she is anxious about it as soon as we start going.
She and Jessi get along SO well it’s really cute. They often lay together crossing paws or putting one’s head on the other. We’re trying to get some pictures, but every time we pull the camera out they jump up to see what we have!!