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I'm Dr. Jo and I'm here to help you with your question about Dottie. Are you still there?
Thank you. I'm so sorry Dottie's having trouble, but glad you're looking for the information you need.
While it's a relief to hear she's still eating and drinking okay, I'm more concerned about the loss of balance. There aren't very many things that will cause that.
Are her eyes kind of darting quickly back and forth?
Are the pupils equal and symmetrical and responsive (constrict down) to light?
That's a relief, too.
Two more things to check, please:
Pink gums help to indicate she is not in shock or distress.
When you say she is having a hard time keeping her balance, describe for me what you mean by that. Does she stagger like a drunken sailor? Are he feet knuckling over?
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I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today. I am so sorry no one has stepped back in to assist you both. Are you still able to chat about Dottie? Is she more stable since you asked your question? Dr. Jo asked you to describe her loss of balance as a drunk sailor or knuckling over on her feet?I am online another three hours tonight (barring a short dinner break) and will monitor for additional information...