Friday, May 4, 2012

Mika


This is rather a late update on Mika.

Few weeks ago when Rosie was home, we found that he was not looking very well. 
He started stumbling, not being able to walk properly, not having any balance. He couldn't really sit or stand still, for that matter. Lying down was a painstaking job for him.

We thought that perhaps, his leg that had had the surgery had maybe come out of its socket. Also, we could tell that he was weak and very very ill. 

So we took him to the vet's. Blood test came back fine - no problems with kidneys and liver, thank God! 
But the vet was worried that he might have some sort of neurological disorder, which explained the loss of balance and the head tilt when he was walking. We got antibiotics and luckily, he got better the next day and even better the day after that. He was back to normal so soon it was hard to believe that just a few days ago, he looked like he was almost at death's door.

We are still keeping an eye out for any signs of neurological disorders - eye colour changes, head tilts, jaw movements, and of course, seizures. But so far, *touch wood* he is okay.

Mika is so strong and so hardy that it is unbelievable. He still suffers from yeast infections constantly - there seems to be nothing that cures it - his immunity is very weak. 
But still, he always exudes this happy-go-lucky personality (unless a bath is involved!).



Eva and Mika make a formidable pair, wouldn't you say?




25 comments:

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

He is a special boy that Mika- a real fighter too. We are so glad to hear he is doing better.

Lorenza said...

Glad to know Mika is doing so well after taking his meds!
Yes. Those two are a super duper pair!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Paws crossed that Mika continues to do better.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

zeeFM said...

Mika, he is reminding me of his namesake Mika and the song Love Today ~ He looks so happy !

houndstooth said...

Could he possibly have had an attack of vestibular disease? That can cause a lot of the symptoms you described. Whatever it was, I'm very glad he's feeling better!

Bunny

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I have often wondered how Mika was doing and feel like an awful friend that I kept forgetting to ask. I am so sorry!

I am glad that hopefully whatever was ailing Mika is being helped with the antibiotics. That is great news!

Mika is definitely a strong dog...that is why he and Eva are so great together!

verobirdie said...

Thank you for the update on Mika. I hope he keeps doing well, he is so swet.

hero said...

Hope Mika would continue to show improvement in his health. Paws crossed for him.

Licks, hero

Mitch and Molly said...

What would Eva do without you, Mika! Please stay well, buddy!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Sara said...

Poor Mika, he's had to go thru so much. Glad to hear that he is feeling better.

We could all learn a thing or two from Mika and his strong, playful spirit.

IRIS E DONA said...

I'm so glad that Mika is feeling better ! They are a beautiful pair indeed !
Kisses
Iris

Bassetmomma said...
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Bassetmomma said...

Sorry for the delete earlier! Spelling issues. I'm so glad Mika is feeling better. that must have been pretty scary! He is such a sweetie! :-)

Ellen said...

I haven't been following you that long so I didn't really even know about Mika. So so happy he is better. He seems like such a very sweet boy. Don't you just hate it when our babies are sick? Gosh it just breaks my heart. Keep getting better Mika!!!!!

Remington said...

I am so happy Mika is doing better....have a fun weekend, my friends....

pooky said...

This is such wonderful news!! I'll keep Mika in my prayers. He is a real beauty! Eva, you really do like getting your tail n the picture, huh? Love it!

Chris and Ricky said...

Poor Mika - he has so many hardships but he is such a good boy and a happy boy! Hope the antibiotics are all he needs.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Glad Mika is better, hope this continues!!!
Have a good week-end!!

jen said...

I'm sorry to read that Mika is not feeling well.
I will keep my paws crossed for him that no other signs show up!

Julia Williams said...

I'm so glad that Mika is doing better! You two are a beautiful pair.

Linda said...

Mika is definitely a special little guy! That's one lesson we can sure learn from dogs and cats...just keep on moving on and be happy! Unless, of course, a bath is in the picture.

Sending prayers your way, Mika. Stay strong, buddy.

Raelyn said...

Priscilla....
I had no idea that things were so bad with Mika's health lately.... I'm sorry. It is never fun to watch our babies suffer.... Whether they are old.... Or, in Mika's case, young. :-(
I'm glad that he is doing better, and I love your above picture of him!! ;op
You are in my thoughts.... ;-}
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

So sorry to read of Mika's illness! I hope he gets better soon!

Vonnie said...

Good to hear Mika has turned a corner! Love Mika he is a handsome boy :)

Bailey said...

Mika you are a fighter. Eva needs you.

 
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