Hope started having horrible tremors and was unable to get up.
When Hope started having these episodes, her rescue believed it was likely related to hydrocephalus and possibly CH. She appeared to being doing well since she was making strides in her walking skills. However, it was short lived because she was rushed to the emergency room the other day. Hope needed to spend the night to monitor her vitals and get an MRI. The neurologist suspected a broken blood vessel or encephalitis; both required Hope to receive a spinal tap.
When the tests came back, it was confirmed that Hope was suffering from an extreme case of hydrocephalus. It was made worse from a brain bleed from which she was already suffering. Hydrocephalus is a build up of CSF (spinal) fluid in the brain that does not drain properly. The vet suggested Hope have a shunt implanted, a surgical drain to help remove the build up of fluid to relieve pressure as soon as possible. This procedure will give her an 80% chance of a recovery.