Tiki Tiki The Fearless (Update)

18 Nov

Sept 9th 2010 was the first day that Tiki Tiki started showing signs of being sicky. He was diagnosed with having Hydrocephalus.

“Hydrocephalus is the accumulation of excess cerebrospinal fluid in the brain and is not normal for any breed, nor is it curable. It’s also known as “water on the brain”. When Fluid accumulates in the brain, it compresses the brain against the skull.”   Signs or symptoms include:

  • Crying out
  • Hyperexcitability
  • Extreme dullness
  • Seizures
  • Visual or auditory impairment
  • Spastic or clumsy walking
  • Circling
  • Head tilt
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • No motor skills
  •  

    On his last vet visit it was discovered that he also had a heart murmur, was missing a rib and a half plus his lungs make a clicking sound when he breaths. Poor guy just can’t get a break.

    From the sudden moment Tiki Tiki showed signs of sickness, his motor skills went from being a normal running puppy to not being able to stand up on his own at all.  Master and I are his feet. Tiki Tiki,being a smart little guy, has taught us how to speak doggy. He now can tell us when he needs to use the bathroom or wants to be picked up or is ready to be fed.  Some days are better then others.  Some days he wakes up with lots of energy and sit up or tries to stand up. Other days he acts like a little rag doll and sleeps all day.

    These past two days have been really good to him. He has had much more energy and  has been standing up for minutes at a time  (insert clapping here). What seems like a normal everyday thing for puppies his age is a big accomplishment for him.

    In every other way Tiki Tiki is a normal an extra sweet, loveable and  adorable puppy. He enjoys being held and kissed and Loves to snack!  Especially whipped cream and chicken; but not together. He will bark at strangers when they walk in or growl at Evilcat for getting too close. He can even play with Peanut in his bed . 

     

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    7 Responses to “Tiki Tiki The Fearless (Update)”

    1. marinasleeps November 23, 2010 at 14:06 #

      Awww I love your baby. I hope he gets better.

      • Pkitass November 24, 2010 at 09:12 #

        Thank you, we are all cheering for him to get better.

    2. bookjunkie March 29, 2011 at 22:22 #

      been reading about little Tiki and I am so sorry for your loss.

    3. Janelle November 12, 2011 at 09:16 #

      Your video of Tiki Tiki was just so beautiful and brought me to tears. We have a little yorkie named Kasey who was just diagnosed with hydrocephelus. She has been taking prednisone and yesterday all of a sudden wasn’t able to walk. I’m sitting with her in my lap right now doing everything I can to comfort her. I’m so sorry you lost your little baby. Tiki Tiki had a wonderful life with you. Thank you for sharing your story.

      • Pkitass November 15, 2011 at 08:41 #

        I’m so sorry about your baby Kasey, I can relate with you on how hard and frustrating it is to go thru this. My heart and well wishes go out to yo and your baby. You are both in my prayers.

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