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    Default Sophie, the Chinese Pug has crossed The Bridge

    I can't believe Soph doesn't have a thread here! So I'll do a brief into -

    Sophie has lived with us since Sept of 2012, when she was attacked by something - dog or coyote - and sustained some damage. Sophie had started acting bizarrely at times, running off and acting absolutely terrified of everything. She acted as if she didn't recognize her family or familiar places. She might be gone a few hours or gone for weeks. It was during one of these feral episodes that she was attacked.

    During the exam Doc told me something was wrong with her brain and that she was blind in one eye, which may have resulted from a previous injury a year or so before. During this attack, Sophie had sustained damage to the vertebrae in her neck and the connecting nerve that runs down the front leg, and numerous puncture wounds. Doc said it looked like she had been picked up, shaken and thrown. When I first saw her, she was one solid sausage, no body definition at all due to swelling, her ear sticking straight out from her head and she wasn't able to move on her own. She recovered and has done well until recently, tho she still has the feral episode - but she is safe her in our fence and I am almost always home.

    The last couple of weeks I noticed she will get up and move oddly. At first I thought it was the lingering effects of a more severe seizure but finally realized she is moving like she did after this attach and it happens after she has been asleep. She gets up stiff with her head pulled down and to the left while the right leg, that had the nerve damage, circles wide to the side. She has a very sad look on her face while this is going on. She will usually come wherever I am then sit until it passes. It seems to loosen a bit as she moves and calms.

    So she goes to see Doc Mon. morning when Trinket goes in. I'll report on Soph when I know more, too.

    Sophie is the nurse and comic relief in our house and it is hard to see her hurt.
    "May you know that absence is full of tender presence and that nothing is ever lost or forgotten." John O'Donahue, "Eternal Echoes"

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    Default Re: Sophie, the Chinese Pug

    Oh poor Sophie. What a set back for her when she has done so well and recovering from the previous attack and episodes. Poor dear.

    Let us know how she is doing.
    Sharlene and the late great diva - Molly muffin (always missed and never forgotten)

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    Default Re: Sophie, the Chinese Pug

    Oh, poor sweet Sophie Do let us know how the vet visit goes.

    Hugs, Lori

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    Yeah, what happened? Why doesn't Sophie have a thread of her own? I won't tell her if you don't.

    Please keep us posted.

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    Poor Sophie. I hope she will be fine!
    Vicki-Scoop, Raleigh, Archie and Gus' mom

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    Default Re: Sophie, the Chinese Pug

    Thank you for sharing Sophie's story. How did she get on at the vets this morning?

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