|Coltrane and his hedgie|
He has some as yet unknown brain disease. It may be an infection or it may be inflammatory/autoimmune. The initial results from the spinal tap did not reveal the cause so we are waiting for more results this coming week. Right now he is being treated for another possibility - thiamine deficiency.
The little guy is in sorry shape, but we have had some glimmers of hope. Yesterday he played with us. He had no interest or even enough balance and awareness to do this all week. I have a couple little dreams - to see Coltrane play with his toys again and to take him for a well-visit to the UF vet school. Still, some of the results we are waiting for could be deadly. My mom put it well when she said, "it is kind of like waiting for the other shoe to drop as you do the best with the shoe you have."