It's been hard for sister to tell you all this, but we want everyone to know what's going on.
We don't know if you noticed, but Isis has has a bit of a 'tilt'. She tilts to the right. Now normally, this is a big characteristic of 'Vestibular Disease'. When your eyes shift and you tilt and you can't find up.
That' s what we kind of thought it was. But not to go on this long.
Dr. J says that she has a Neurological disorder, so that she feels like she's tipping- but it's not vestibular, because vestibular comes in cycles. Or waves, but doesn't come and stay. Isis hasn't gotten better. Since may, she's gotten worse.
What we originally thought was just arthritis, is more than that. Yes she has it, but she steps out funny, very 'high steps' he called it. So that she doesn't stumble. She can't see as well, and he doesn't know why because she doesn't have cataracts.
It's not a brain tumor- because she wouldn't have made it this long. And she's not showing seizure activity, but we don't know what it is. She's been showing symptoms for about 2 years. But since may it's gotten really bad.
He said we could take her to a neurologist, but that would be tons of monies, and lots of tests and for what? nothing. Just a confirmation. They can't stop the process or whatever is going on. All they can do is tell us what it is. And we don't want her spending however much time she does have, being tested on.
he said she looks like she's aged since just may, and he doesn't know why. He doesn't know how long she does have, but he is very hopeful that its a few years- he said she's a tough dog, and he has faith in her strength.
So if you don't see as many photos of her, it's more that i don't want her looking tilted in them.
I don't want her looking clumsy.
Please just keep her in your thoughts.