I wrote two days ago about my dog Belty having another stroke: My dog Belty had another stroke and I’m afraid we will lose him soon.. It seems like Belty is getting better!
First some history: Belty has had health problems for the last year. First, we found out he had kidney disease: (My dog, Belty’s kidneys are shutting down … and I am broken hearted…). Then, a month after that he had his first stroke: (Good news and bad news about my good boy dog Belty…) It turned out we were were able to manage the kidney disease that with special food, and he recovered from his stroke, too!
He had his latest stroke a week ago last Sunday. He could not walk, his head was shaking and his eyes were moving back and fourth uncontrollably. We took him to the vet as soon as we could, and they prescribed steroids. He just did not seem to be getting better at all. My hubby and I were trying hard to be prepared to lose him.
Last Saturday morning , three days ago, we brought him to the vet again to see if there was anything else they could try. The vet hooked Belty up to an IV to give him fluids. My hubby and I prayed and prayed. Fortunately, Belty got a little stronger and got to come home with us later that day. But, then he got worse again.
At the time I wrote my last blog entry, two days ago, Belty was doing very badly. He was very weak, hardly walking, he wouldn’t eat, could hardly see, and was very dizzy. It just looked like we were going to lose him any second. I was brokenhearted.
Now, he seems to be improving! Belty seems to feel so much better! He is eating again, he is walking better, he does not seem as dizzy and he can see better! He even tries to sit up when I get a doggie goodie out of the goodie box!
He seems like a happy dog again. It looks like he might recover from this stroke like he recovered from his last stroke.
My hubby and I have been praying and praying for our good boy. I am so thankful that it seems like it is in God’s plan for Belty to recover!
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!