The latest on Wally

I took Wally in to one of my local favorite vets for a chat for a second opinion. He’s been stuck in auto-pilot making crop circles in the yard and getting weaker and weaker. It is about 2 months post HW treatment- and he has been struggling. Dr. Smith looked him over and suggested that we try a course of Prednisone and Baytril in case his spinning is related to an inner ear/ infection/swelling. It could be the Erlichia could still be causing problems or the heartworm treatment caused his original spinning to worsen.

Well I didn’t expect any dramatic changes- but I am pleasantly surprised to see some positive improvements in less than 2 days. Wally seems to be sleeping better and even noticeably dreaming and to my relief he is more alert to me calling his name. He spinning is less tight and he is looking up more alertly when he sees me or the other dogs and he was even following me around the yard a little yesterday and a bit this AM. Keep thinking happy thoughts for Wally.

Two Convalescents...

Wally has a sunny day out together with Lucy, who is recovering
from surgery---the two have decided that they BOTH want to
get well and find their forever homes!

Yard Time

Wally and Ali enjoy some yard time.
Wally is still incredibly weak. He will still go through more medication to see if possible infections can be cleared up that might interfere with him walking straight. This boy still needs huge TLC. We are crossing our fingers that we will see more progress for this poor boy.

Bath & Naptime

Wally gets a cooling bath...
...look at that little fella---who can resist those eyes?
...then outside for naptime...hopefully safe from bothersome flies.