A couple days ago I commented to Rob that I thought Samba's face looked lop-sided. He thought it was just her haircut.
The next day she started drooling long strands of drool. Samba has never been a drooler even when there's something very tasty in front of her.
Yesterday when she ate her breakfast I noticed that food was falling out the side of her mouth. When we lifted her cheek to examine her mouth, her lip was sagging.
We were at the vet clinic first thing this morning. Samba has left side facial paralysis. The whole left side of her face including her eye is sagging. We don't know what caused it, though it doesn't appear to be connected to the masticatory myositis.
We repeated her blood work that was done earlier in the month and she's taking antibiotics for a possible middle ear infection. I'm also putting ointment in her eye twice a day to keep it moist as she isn't blinking enough due to the paralysis.
This came as a real blow since she was showing such improvement. I'm feeling very scared and discouraged tonight. I don't know how much more my poor little dog can handle.