Sunday, January 29, 2012

1/19/2012 - Meeting with the Neurologist

1/19/12 - 4:00PM - Met with Neurologist. The fluid on the front part of Cletus' brain looks like the direct cause for his head tilt, rise in aggression, rise in anxiety, miss-stepping, confusion, disorientation, going to the bathroom in the house, everything. We feel good it is not cancer or a brain tumor.

The MRI is amazing. congenital hydrocephalus normally shows up right after birth so Cletus is a very rare case.  In addition, the fluid in his brain goes all the way from the front of his brain to the back which the docs have never seen before.

We asked about the prognosis and the Neurologist said that Cletus should live a long and healthy life and pass from something completely unassociated with congenital hydrocephalus.

Most likely Cletus will always be on phenobarbital. We may try to take him off if he does not have a seizure for a long time.

We can take Cletus home today and he can play with Magnum. He does not need to be careful, he can do everything he normally does.

From the steroids, they put Cletus on Prednisone, we can expect Cletus to eat and drink more and gain some weight.  Cletus also went on Omeprazole.  He is now on 4 medications.

It may be days, weeks, or months before we see results. Each dog is different.

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