Last weekend was definitely one of those.
As some of you will know, my little dog, Fidget, suffers from idiopathic epilepsy; and despite having very few seizures last year made up for last weekend. Starting at 5.45 am on Saturday, he had about 14 seizures; the last at 8.30 am on Sunday morning.
He was taken to the vets and kept in all day for observation, and of course he didn’t have another fit all the time he was there!
They carried out various blood tests on site and everything came back fine. More blood was sent of to the lab for testing, and this has now come back showing that we are in the therapeutic range on all his drugs, though one was slightly on the low side, so we have upped his dosage slightly on that one.
It was amazing how much I missed tripping over him and being nagged to play games, and all the little things that I complain about when he’s there – he really has taken over my life, and when he is not there it’s like a little bit of me has gone.
Anyway, he was back home on Sunday evening and we are all none the wiser as to what suddenly caused this “blip”.
By Monday he was back to his normal rambunctious self, and charging about chasing balls and rolling in the mud, as if nothing had happened.
Me, I’m just happy to have him home with me, where he belongs, and hoping that we won’t have another episode like that again. Now I just need to try and earn some money so I can pay the emergency vet bill!
If you wish to find out more about Canine Epilepsy then here would be a good place to start:
My heart goes out to anyone who owns (or has owned) a dog that suffers from this, it is a really horrible thing to see, and to know that basically you just have to wait until it is over as there is nothing you can do.
Last weekend was definitely one I want to forget.