Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for over 15 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
NALA-- SWEET GIRL
Nala came to us almost one year ago (on the 18th). She was exuberant and loving from the beginning.
She has fought so many things this past year-- from extreme cluster seizures, to IMHA, to Demodex, to alopecia.
The seizures seem to be managed for the most part with medication three times a times a day. The IMHA seems to be stable for now-- her red blood count has been better than it has been. But, she is missing a lot of hair on her face and neck and there are a lot of problems in those areas. I try to take her pictures from her "good side" for you. The other side would be difficult for many people to see. We have had a culture done to see if there is more we can do and those results should come back next week. (Since she has so many medical issues, there are many medications that she cannot use because they would irritate her seizure disorder or the IMHA.)
BUT, it has not taken her joy. She has special baths to treat her neck and face -- we do these every two to three days. She then I sit in a small space with her to blow her dry while she tries to escape. LOL
After she is dry, she has her shirts put back on, and then she goes nutty! She jumped on the couch and rolled around this way and that way on her new Peke blanket.
She got under it and over it and pushed it around.
This goes on awhile and then she settles down and I cover her up so her body will warm up all the way through (she is dry, but still shakes after a bath).
Then, it's cuddle time and getting on my lap to take a nap. In spite of all she has gone through, her loving personality has not left. She sleeps a lot, but when she is awake, she has a happy spirit that makes us all smile. She is greatly loved.
I'm not sure this video will come through- if not, I'll add it to the posting on facebook. She makes me smile and laugh at her antics and her will to live life with exuberance. We love our girl!!