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I know I have been putting out blogs more frequently. Well, that’s because I have a lot to say and I didn’t put out a lot when I was on vacation. I am back now and my fingers are happy, lol! I have so much to talk about and so much to say. Plus, writing is how I express myself and its good for the soul. I hope my blogs, my words, inspire and help you guys. Words can be very powerful. I know when I read other writers/bloggers post they help and inspire me.
Four days ago, my little old man, my schnauzer, my best friend had a seizure. I was taking him on his afternoon walk and he was trotting in happiness as he always does. Suddenly his body just slumped over to the left and he fell over and started twitching. He lost control of his bladder and he started peeing. Then he started howling in pain as his body twitched. It was absolutely terrifying. I was horrified.
In the back of my mind I’m thinking this is what happened to Dusty two months ago before he died. How did both of them get sick the same way? Onyx you can’t die too!!
I didn’t know what to do. He was howling in pain and I was looking around for help. I felt like I was in one of those movies where people start screaming for help but no one is around. Finally, his little body stopped twitching but he was still howling in pain. I picked him and by then I was hysterical. So, I’m walking back to the house in tears holding a dog yelping in pain. I called my sister in a panic but by the time I called her Onyx had stopped howling in pain. I was sobbing uncontrollably when I was talking to her. I know I scared the crap out of her.
She was able to calm me down but not before I sobbed for five to 10 minutes. I was crying for so many reasons; it reminded me of how I lost Dusty. I was potentially going to lose my other dog and not 3 days before I got another blow to my heart. I was due for a good cry and boy did I cry. I held my dog so tight and finally he was sturdy enough to walk. He jumped out of my lap and ran to the door like nothing ever happened. I got off the phone with my sister and I walked him. He was okay for the rest of the night.
The next morning I took him to the vet and his vet had no idea what caused him to have a seizure. He ruled out lots of things because Onyx had been tested 2 months prior and tested for almost everything. He gave me seizure prevention medicine and asked me not to excite Onyx and I thought to myself, “But he’s a jumping jack!” Asking me not to excite my dog is like asking a dragon not to blow fire, It’s just not going to happen. He maybe my old man at the ripe old age of 14 but he’s still super hyper. When we wake up in the morning he sprints to the door and does a dance. He tap dances for snacks! He hops around like a bunny when I mention going outside.
However, I am trying to do what the vet ask, but my jumping jack is still jumping. I haven’t walked him in the same spot since Monday. I have been able to sleep a little because I know worrying doesn’t help at all. That was such a horrifying scary moment and I would say it happened at such a bad time. In all honesty is there ever a good time for your dog to have a seizure? The answer is NO!! I thank God my dog is still with me and he is doing well. They say when it rains it pours. Me and my old man are both still standing. Thank you God!!
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