I wanted to give everyone an update on Tripp, my daughter’s adorably dumb and incredibly sweet pit bull that had a quartet of seizures the other night and morning. Quite a few of you donated money to defray the costs his care and treatment, so you have a vested interest in his recovery.
We picked him up from the vet shortly before noon yesterday, and he was still very doped up from the loading doses of phenobarbital that the vet put into his system to control the seizures. Without absurdly expensive MRIs we can’t conclusively come to a definitive diagnosis, but based upon his age, symptomology, etc, canine epilepsy is by far the most likely cause, and that something the vet thinks we can presumably manage for years and years to come.
Tripp whined a lot when he got home, and was obviously not liking the way he was feeling. That continued through the night and into the evening, as did his increased hunger, thirst, and corresponding need to go outside that was caused by the drugs.
By this morning he seemed to be adjusting better to the phenobarbital, eating and drinking a little less than he was yesterday, and whining much less. By this afternoon, he was almost back to his old self. Other than the morning and evening pills that will be the “new normal,” I think he’ll be okay.
My wife (her slowly recovering from her own medical issues last week) and daughter were both blown away at your generosity in this trying time.
You guys are the best.