Rumsfeld had a couple “seizures” on Nov 3… and then 3 more yesterday from 4 am-5pm.
I put them in quotes because the vet said they don’t seem to fit the normal protocol of seizures…the ictal…/post ictal stage etc. isn’t there. But he lies on his side and “seizes” and thrashes and drools puddles. He comes out of these episodes pretty quickly ( 2-3 minutes ) and within minutes he’s back to his normal energetic playful self.
Of course the first two were at The Asylum at midnight on a Saturday in the middle of nowhere but we did manage to get ahold of an emergency vet about an hour away. She didn’t see the point of an emergency visit as the episodes had already passed and the next step of course would be a bunch of tests etc that could be handled by my regular vet when we got home. At that point they just stopped and he was just normal until yesterday…and in denial, we chalked it up to the little pine tree air freshener I’d hung on the tree inside the house. Hey, the Googles said it actually happens quite frequently. Of course that would have been the simple explanation…
He’s had the Lepto shots over the last month or so and had his rabies vaccination the Wednesday before the first episode…I’m inclined to think they have something to do with it. The vet doesn’t think so.
He’s staying there for the day for observation ( and perhaps so we can get a little rest…we’ve been wrecks ) and we’re going to do some intensive blood and urine testing and she’s going to consult with a neuro specialist. Everything else checks out. He’s otherwise in perfect health.
Sorry I’m just not up for much…pre-occupied…beyond stressed and freaking exhausted. Been staring at my dog for about 30 hours straight waiting for it to happen again and for 7 am…….
So now we wait some more………..