Lulu update: NO BRAIN TUMOR! She has EPILEPSY!
OH my goodness. What a LONG day.
The short of it is: LULU IS HOME WITH US!!!
I thought about you guys all day - what a comfort all your support was to all of us. It meant a lot. The extensive bloodwork that my vet did yesterday all came back normal. And the BIG news: Lulu's MRI was NORMAL! The neuro said she has epilepsy. I was soooo relieved, that I forgot to ask if they see epilepsy on an MRI, or if they simply diagnosis it by ruling every other awful thing out. I will have to do some reading up on it. I know that a seizure disorder like epilepsy is manageable - and that is what matters. I called my vet and left that message and will contact her in the morning about starting meds (they said there are two options - any opinions?). Any advice from you experts out there would be greatly appreciated.
The vet down there thought she CAN see a bit out of her left eye - unlike what the ER vet said. She blinked when they passed their hands over her left eye. So I'm not sure who to believe. I'll see how she walks tomorrow. The rescue person suggested that perhaps she had a TIA and had temporary blindness? Not sure. But in any case....
We have our Lulu with us tonight! Thanks to all of you. I love this group!!
Here's one big hug from us to all of you!
Kara & Lulu