We got to the vet, and Lily promptly had one of her little seizures, which the vet watched, and then said, “okay, that’s not a seizure.” Huzzah! What is it? It’s a dizzy spell. Lily has vertigo. It’s either caused by nothing/unknown (how humans usually get it), a viral infection in her middle ear (treatable if we get to it in time), a specific parasite (also treatable), or brain cancer/tumors (not quite so treatable, also least likely).
This is way better news than her having a central nervous system problem, as the vet suspected over the weekend. Also, it would seem that her history of yeasty outer ear infections is unrelated to the middle/inner ear, because her ear drums are intact and look healthy. Messed up? Yes.
Now I wait on the results of today’s blood draw, which will test for the viral infection and the parasite. If one of those comes back positive, we get new drugs. If neither does, we just see if it goes away or changes. Meanwhile, the vet suggested I give her a little dramamine to make her less dizzy. To not turn all the lights on if necessary/let her hide under the bed in the dark. To not pet her head/ears till she’s less sensitive to getting the spins. So Lily and I went to CVS and picked up the drams, then came home.
I gave her half a dramamine and she had a sneezy fit, which caused a dizzy fit, which… well, this: