The MRI showed nothing other than Tooz has a "perfect brain". Those are the neurologists words not mine!
I am thrilled with those results. At least we know what it's not. It's not a brain lesion, tumor, inner ear infection/problem, or a clot. On the other hand, I still have no answers. The doctor mentioned sending out blood to rule out infectious disease and I think I will run the tick panels again. This time, I will make sure Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is included.
The ER doctor who admitted Tooz yesterday called me from home today on her day off. She wanted to touch base and give me the results of the urinalysis and fecal exam. Both were negative so the funky orange poo isn't Giardia. But that's a topic for another thread!
Thank you guys so much for all of the support! I cannot tell you what it means to have such kind words and understanding from people who only know me by my typing.
One of the techs took me into a exam room and I heard someone behind me say, "I always feel sorry for the people who get called into a room." Somehow, I managed to hold it together, not make assumptions, and hold back the tears. The neurologist breezed into the room with a huge smile on his face and I could finally exhale! He said he did 6 MRIs today and 5 of them were bad news. The folks in the next room had a 4 yr old Aussie with a cancerous brain tumor.
Toozer was still drugged when they brought her out to me. She caught my scent before she saw me and I saw her ears go up as she pulled forward. With one front paw in the air, she pressed herself against my legs, whined, and threw tongue flicks at me as I bent over to hug her. We got a big "awwwwwww" from everyone nearby.
She is exhausted. Maybe she didn't sleep at all while she was there? I lifted her into the truck, she stuck her nose on her bed, inhaled deeply, turned around twice, and flopped down with a groan. I know she doesn't feel good but she is happy to be home.
"I don't feel so good."
Her eyes were rolled back in her head!
Thanks again! You guys made an awful night without my best friend a little easier!