I emailed our vet to ask whether this means that Shyla can live her normal life for the next 14 days. We'd been told to severely restrict her freedoms for 2 weeks so she wouldn't get hurt due to "ataxia" or get lost due to unclear thinking. Our vet said to keep the restrictions in place because we never know when the side effects might amp up. For now, I'm thrilled with how it's going.
The Runner took Shyla for an on-leash run yesterday morning. I took our black dog for a mountain bike ride. Unfortunately, I didn't realize how upset Shyla would be that I was taking R and not her. Shyla was extremely anxious while I was out with R, barking and pacing - making the Runner worry that she might work herself up into a seizure. On future days, I'll sneak out with R while Shyla is running with the Runner.
It was a joy to spend time with our black dog. He's so strong, and he's such a sweet and fun dog.
It also gave me a chance to see the fruits of all of our hard rehab work since his elbow surgery 11 months ago. Seeing R run on our rocky trails so smoothly and athletically is wonderful!
We did a loop near our house, and R was as strong at the end as at the beginning!
All in all, it was a wonderful day. Shyla seems to be handling her new med well, and I got to spend some time with her brother! And our indoor daffodils opened...