My daughter’s 2-year-old pit mix that we rescued from a shelter when he was just a few months old went into a series of violent seizures last night at 10:30, 2:30, and 4:30. After the last one I took him to the best veterinary hospital in our area. I told my daughter that her baby was in the best of hands, that they were going to get his seizures under control, and that we’d likely be able to pick him up tomorrow. She then went to catch the school bus at 7:15.
At 7:30, he went into a fourth violent seizure. It had lasted for 15 minutes when the vet called. The anti-seizure drugs are having no effect, and they were going to try to sedate him to bring him through this. I have no idea what the next phone call from the vet will bring.
It’s been a brutal week.
Update: Tripp (that’s his name) is now awake from sedation, and has not yet had seizures since waking up. That’s a small blessing, and we’ll see if it holds. They’re running a IV anti-seizure cocktail into him now, and the doctor is in the process of trying to isolate what the source of the seizures might be. So we wait.
On the bright side, last week’s surgical procedure for my family member that had us worried went well, and the patient is recovering nicely, so I am incredibly thankful for that.
I’m also very thankful for you, my readers. I was overwhelmed by both the moral, job, and financial support you have offered. Even in these troubling times, it is easy to see I am truly blessed.
Update: Here’s a picture of our boy in less stressful times.
The vet called at 5:00 PM, and he seems to be doing well. They’ve discontinued the IV loading of his anti-seizure meds and have gone to oral administration, and it looks like he’ll pull through just fine, just another well-loved dog with canine epilepsy that should live a long and happy life, God willing.
We’re going to sell a bunch of stuff to pay the vet bills, but I’m just thrilled that’s an option. My wife has put up a fundraising page to defray some of the costs, and I promised her that I’d link it, so here it is. Frankly, I think you’ve done too much as it is, and I thank you for the wonderful readers you are.
I’m going to try to come up for air tomorrow and crank out a good post at least every other day. You’ve stood by me, and it’s the least I can do.