09-09-2018, 11:10 PM
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I'm sorry that she had a stroke, my old boy Shadow had one around a month before his 16th birthday, but am so glad that she's showing improvement already.
With Shadow the stroke left him very, very, dizzy and blind. While he could stand he had trouble walking because he was so dizzy, and also disoriented from being blind. The vet prescribed us medicine for the nausea, a steroid to bring down any swelling, and once finished the steroid had me give him baby aspirin. He told me what your vet told you, that dogs do usually recover well from strokes, he also said that most of what they recover they will do so the first month. The first couple days were the worse but after that he began to do better, the dizziness left, the head tilt got better, and he learned to adjust to his blindness. Accept for that blindness over the course of that month he recovered completely and went on to live nearly 2 more years. I hope your girl has a similar outcome and you see more improvement every day!
Here's a picture of my little old man, the date stamp on the picture is wrong it was taken right before Christmas in 2011, maybe a month after the stroke. He was definitely my Christmas present that year.