Miel is approximately 7 years old and was surrendered to a local veterinary practice after an accident at home that left her with permanent nerve damage in her rear legs. At that time she needed to wear specially adapted boots or braces to help her walk properly. Miel also has some behavioral insecurities that we’ve found and probably were the reason for the accident. She doesn’t like people coming and going through doors, and being in a busy environment stresses her—this has been identified as PTSD from trauma in her past homes. Miel has a long journey ahead of her with us as she continues to heal both medically and behaviorally.
Miel had what looked like a vestibular event recently, where she had a head tilt and was off balance, stumbling easily. Her left eye was also squinting. We took her to a neurological consult and the advice was to monitor her, and that hopefully she would improve. Thankfully she did, and is largely over the head tilt and has mostly regained her balance (she will occasionally fall if she tries to jump up on something, so we take care to help her at those times). Her left eye is still squinting and probably will remain so. Thankfully it doesn’t bother her.