We ended up going for a night walk last night with the girls and our friend DK. We had been walking maybe an hour or so when Lillie started to have one of her seizures. She walked really slow and started trembling. These are her seizures. She’s aware. She wants us. She shakes and stretches out her legs. In terms of seizures they’re pretty mild.
D had to carry her all the way back to the car. So we went home and she calmed down and was moving around. Then she had another one which has never happened before. She has only ever had just one. So then she calmed down and we were in the bed asleep and she had another one. I called the vet school who said we should bring her in and they’d watch her and sedate her, which I didn’t like at all. Lillie has some issues emotionally and being a strange place all drugged up and away from us would be very stressful for her, and I didn’t want that to cause another seizure, so I called T, our friend who is finishing up her Vet degree, and she happened to be on duty at the vet school last night. T told us to bring her in, and she’d take care of her. It’s good to have friends, especially friends in vet school. So we brought her in because Lillie knows T, and T promised me that if they kept her they wouldn’t put her in a crate (Lillie does not take tight quarters well) but instead would baby gate her off in the main office where they hang out, and she’d watch her if they decided she needed to stay overnight.
Well they evaluated her and told us the same thing we had been told before after the first seizure. Seizures happen for a number of reasons. As long as it’s not happening every month, it’s manageable. All the things to figure out why they happen would be invasive and expensive, and the truth is most of the time they never figure it out anyway. They just end up eliminating things that could be causing it and the treatment is usually the exact same. They gave us some medicine so when it happens again, we can give it to her and stop the seizure in 30 seconds and prevent more from happening. If they start being really frequent, we should come back because there is everyday medicine she can take to prevent them, but as we were told before those side effects would be worse than her brief shaking episodes and are more for dogs with bad seizures all the time.
We got in the bed really late. Lillie has had no more seizures. Our exciting life continues on.