I feel so guilty as I called in sick last night and tonight especially over the busy weekend.....
Duke suddenly became reluctant to walk after a walk and swim yesterday. I felt something wrong so I skipped grocery shopping and got home. Duke was quiet and left some food which he has never done before so I felt that was another ominous sign. So I sat next to Duke and observed. Then Duke fell down and developed a seizure with urine incontinence.
I called Remarkables vet. They took Duke’s case seriously and Duke’s vet came out to my place to take him on a stretcher to vets. After neurological observation,blood test and iv diazepam, Duke discharged and got home.
Thank God! I am so glad it didn’t happen while he was swimming nor I wasn’t with him....
Duke called out me when he couldn’t see me last night as he doesn’t understand what’s happened on him. So I inflated air pump mattress and slept next Duke on concrete floor up to 4am- (It was very warm night in Queenstown and I couldn’t carry him to living or my bed room. )
Further three more short seizures but no more today.
I have started feeding light meal more frequently and little by little, like bone broth. Also I put Manuka honey in his water to avoid hypoglycemia.
Rachel ( Duke’s vet) and I agreed with the plan, no further test like head CT nor MRI as too much for Duke at his age as 12.
So hopefully the course of diazepam and Imepitoin can control symptoms.