Latte, was rescued at just six weeks old with Hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus occurs when too much cerebrospinal (CSF) fluid collects in and around the brain causing the tell tale “domed skull” which, in Latte’s case is congenital.
The goal of Latte’s treatment is to re-establish the balance of the CSF fluid in the brain. Corticosteroids will be used with a tapering dose to reduce the production of CSF, and the surgical placement of a shunt will divert the excess CSF to a different place in Latte’s body to be reabsorbed.
Hydrocephalus is primarily seen in toy breeds, like Latte. In severe cases, puppies often die early – but in less severe cases, many often stabilize with treatment.
Latte’s Updates: Latte has made a full recovery and runs, plays and enjoys life like any other dog! She has officially been adopted by her foster mom!
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