Friday, July 4, 2008

She's Ba-ack! Stella's roomie is home!

After a couple weeks in the hospital, blood work, Xrays, an ultrasound, CT scan, spinal fluid test, MRI, and just a few thousand dollars or so, Nappy Nellie is back and both Stella and Nellie could not be more excited.

Okay. Maybe "excited" was an overstatement.

Unfortunately Nellie does not seem to remember Stella. She has sustained some damage to her hippocampus because she had so many prolonged seizures but we do not know the extent of the damage yet.
"Hey, Where she goin? It's me, Stella!"

Nellie is very wobbly and she keeps falling off of things but that might just be because she is weak and not used to walking for a while, not because of brain damage. Only time will tell. Regardless of the cause, Stella does not quite grasp the seriousness of the situation so she laughs a lot at Nellie when she falls on her head and then Stella tries to keep the comedy going by attempting to JUMP on Nellie’s noggin. Not cool, Stella. Not cool.

"Don't tell me you fell down again? You so stupid! I should jump on your head now?"

(she did fall down again)

Stella also thinks Nellie’s new haircut is pretty funny. The back of Nellie’s head is shaved and so are some parts of all four of her legs. Ha ha, Nellie, thinks Stella. Now who looks silly?

"Ahaha! Bet you wish you did not make fun of my googly eyes so much!"

Stella and I want to thank Dr. Cochrane and all of the staff at the Vet Emergency Clinic, south, in Toronto.

You are so great and we are sorry Nellie bit two of your staff members. Stella’s thinking, though, that those two minor altercations might have been a result of the bad haircut and one too many enemas.

"Who is this crazy dog with the dumb googly eyes?" Says Nellie.


Smartguy McBigBrain said...

I'm glad to see Nellie is doing better :D

Sparky said...


What happened to Nellie? I'm so glad she's okay right now... I really hope she recovers quickly!


Nanette said...

Thanks for the well wishes. We still do not know exactly what went wrong with Nellie. She just started having seizures. At one point, they were so bad, they were happening every 20 minutes. Her whole body would shake and she would hiss, spit, drool, howl, and pee. It was very scary. We had to take her to the emergency where she was all doped up on valium, anti-seizure medicine and other stuff.

She seems to be doing okay now and the anti seizure medicine seems to be working. We are really happy she has pulled through.

Mack said...

Yay! Nellie is back home!

I hope she continues on her road to recovery until she is 100% better!

Maggie & Mitch said...

Nellie must be THRILLED to be home! Don't jump on Nellie's head, Stella!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Stella,
Glad to see Nellie is back. Try not to make fun of her too much, cause she's not really stupid, she's just ... special.
Murphy Dogg