At five yesterday evening the phone rang.
“Hello this is Lara. The results have come back from the spinal tap. Inca has meningitis.”
My head whirled. People die of meningitis.
“Is it treatable?”
“Yes but she has bad meningitis. She needs to stay with us.”
“Is it contagious?”
“No canine meningitis is not infectious. Your other dogs are safe.”
It’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride with Inca – she was deteriorating fast. So she was finally referred to the Animal Health Trust yesterday morning. They are running other bacterial tests on her and the results will be back by the middle of next week. She may have to stay until then. But she is in the best possible hands. Fingers crossed that she responds well to treatment.
Meanwhile the other Min Pins are very piano and the cottage is strangely quiet. They are curled up close beside me on the bed as I write this. We are all missing her bouncy, busy presence.
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