i am not finished with the bad news here yet tonight…

Posted: September 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm

tess is having a bad time, she cannot get up on her own and is pretty distressed..something is really bugging her in her nether regions but when i try to look closely underneath and behind to see if there is something obvious there, she is determined to bite. i gave her a big dose of tramadol and will give it a chance to kick in before i try again.

abbey has just had her 6th known seizure in the past 24 hours. i called the vet and have doubled her phenobarb dose and hope that this will help to calm her seizure activity but it may take a few days. if she is still seizuring by tomorrow morning i will drop her off at the vets on my way into work. the vet said if she hits a crises tonight, she will meet me at the clinic at any time.
i think it will be a long and unhappy night.

on a more minor note…crash has a massive hot spot starting in his lower flank/groin…probably too much pond time over the weekend. i cleaned it up and started him on antibiotics. hopefully since i caught it quick, it will clear up really soon too.

11 Comments on "i am not finished with the bad news here yet tonight…"

  • lynne says

    oh come on tess, sweetheart , you are such a good good dog please hang around for awhile longer. and abbey hope you can stop your seizuring. hugs to you both.

  • Carol Ann says

    So sorry carol. It is so difficult sometimes. 🙁

  • AnnC says

    Oh this is not good, ditto Lynne’s comments.

  • Shawn says

    Tess and Abby, so many people love you. Be strong. Know that we care about you and are thinking about you, lovely dogs!

  • shelagh f says

    I feel so bad for the dogs, and for you Carol, since
    you didn’t get much sleep, had a bad day, and now
    a bad evening. Wish I lived closer to come you a
    hand. Guess I am getting to know the dogs better than
    I thought, I thought Tess seemed kind of off this
    morning and Erin and I witnessed one of Abby’s
    seizures this afternoon. I’m sure Erin told you, what
    we witnessed lasted about 5 minutes. Hope the meds will
    kick in for her and not make her too dopey. She seems
    like a pretty sweet dog. Going to be a long night for
    you

  • Brenda says

    Oh shit, you never know what each day will bring, do you? I agree with Lynne’s comments – So sorry Carol, I hope it is better news for Tess and Abbey in the morning – and please get some sleep if you can.

  • erin says

    shit on this day. shit ALL OVER this day.

  • Mo says

    Double ditto what Erin said !!!

  • Jamie says

    Awww Abby &Tess, hugs & prayers for you both. Seizures are traumatic for everyone!. Hope that there is some calm time tonight Carol.

  • Brenda says

    Jamie, is Yoda ok? I’ve been thinking about him.

  • Jamie says

    Brenda, Yoda will be fine. He picked up a bug, at his age it really did a number on his tummy. Got some medicine, so no medicam & bland food for a while. Might be a good time to try Glucosamine for his old sore bones. I love those old bones!!!

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