Hello Dottie, Hawkeye & Tinyplanets
Thank you so so much from the bottom of our hearts for your kind words and advice, it is so so appreciated.
Hawkeye especially, my Vet says you may have just helped us down the process massively. So thanks dosent quite cover it. I dont know what else to put here but thank you.
Our vets have done all they can but we live in very rural England and know that this is quite a specialist thing so things like diet plans and holistic approaches are slightly beyond their general veterinary medicine capabilities.
Inca has been on Oral Lactulose for a month and also Antrobie antibiotics for the past three weeks to reduce the amount of bacteria in her blood crossing the blood/brain barrier and causing the fog in her head. Sadly Inca is still terribly tired, sleeping 20+ hours each day.
I have decided to feed her a home cooked diet, I am a foodie and own a wholefoods online health shop working from home which means Inca is never alone unless she choses to be by going into another room and I have the time to cook for her. I have stopped the porridge / oats and replaced with Organic fruit salad for breakfast (Apples, Banana, Grapes & Blueberries) and then for lunch & dinner she is eating boiled Organic Chicken Breast with pureed garden vegetables (Green Beans, Broccoli, Carrot & Swede). I have decided to feed little and often as she is having "episodes" of extreme hunger after more than a few hours and then eats so fast she regurgitates her food. Inca then becomes restless and unresponsive to even her own name.
I am afraid that what ever Inca eats the end results are the same, she is not having much of an existence at all. But occasionally, maybe twice a week, Inca will have these burst of sunshine and will be a "normal dog" for a few hours and be playful and happy. So right now Im not ready to call it just yet.
Right now our vets will not vaccinate or microchip for fear she will not survive, I am not sure how much this is genuine fear or precaution but it is not filling us with much confidence. What fills me with confidence is to hear that Bailey is seven and is doing well with no symptoms! If we got another seven months with Inca I would be over the moon.
We are next at the Vets on Monday morning, and I will be taking details of all of these medicines and supplements with me and talking to them about what we give her.
I am also going to do lots of reading and dietary research and put a meal plan together which I will find a way to share online.
I will report back and let you know how we get on. But again, I just want to say thank you so much for taking the time to help our family by sharing your knowledge and experience.
Gem, Mark, Hettie & Inca