Then, less than two months later Rilley had another MRI immediately after his craniotomy. The amazing thing with this one had been that his brain had already begun to relax and reclaim the space where the invader had once been.
|Rilley patiently waiting for his 3 month MRI.|
Below is a composite image comparing the same area of the brain. Obviously, I am not a diagnostic imaging specialist, so hopefully I was able to pull roughly the same MRI slice for each image. Regardless, I think you'll get the idea.
|Comparing Rilley's 3 MRIs. Click to enlarge the image.|
Not only is this good news for Rilley, but it proves that this new form of treatment is indeed working.
On the blood work front, there seems to be a consensus that the elevated levels were most likely a result of the stress that the travel had put on Rilley. He is a very sensitive and high strung dog, so this seems to make sense to us. Rilley was, after all, on Prozac to help him deal with separation anxiety while I was away at the Vancouver games this time last year.