December was not a good month for Bow and me when we went for a follow up MRI at UC Davis. Those who have been following her story may recall that after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in March (which she has probably had more than a year), we went to UC Davis for stereotactic radiosurgery, and her tumor went into remission over the summer and fall.
The news was not good when we returned in early December. The original tumor is still mostly in remission, but there is a new tumor in another area. The muscle wasting that came last spring returned, but she has felt fine up until last Thursday when she had a first seizure. I had held off having her take prednisone because of the side effects. However, this was serious enough that I agreed to start her on it and an anti-seizure med. We go back to the vet January 21 to check her blood levels. So far, she has responded positively to both meds and actually has more of her old energy.
Each day seems to bring both hope and concern. She has already beat the odds several times, and I am doing my best to take it one day at a time and focused on ensuring the best quality of life for her every step of the way.