Roxy had a seizure yesterday morning while John and I were out running. It had been two weeks since the last one, and her recovery time was really quick. Nothing to worry about. Then she had one around 10:30 last night. Again, short seizure, quick recovery. Then she had another one around 11:15. A little worrisome, but super fast recovery again. Then she had one this morning just before 7am. Fast recovery (she’s still a little woozy, but she answers to her name and begs for treats, so mostly normal), but that’s four in 24 hours, so I made an appointment with the vet for this evening. There’s not much they can do beyond increasing her meds (again). To make matters worse, we have to kennel them this weekend.
Repeat after me: Nothing is going to happen to Roxy this weekend. Nothing is going to happen to Roxy this weekend.
Rationally, I have no reason to think anything would. Yes, she had four seizures in 24 hours, but she’s done that before (well, 3 in 24 hours). This could have been caused by me, since her meds weren’t exactly right Tuesday morning. (She takes three different medicines. Tuesday morning, we were short one pill and I didn’t get the refill in time, so she only got two meds that morning, not three. Fixed by evening.) Is it possible that missing one pill one time would cause this sort of reaction the very next day? Is the balance of meds in her system that delicate? If so, this is my fault. But if this is because of her medicines, it should even out since she only missed the one pill two days ago. Which would be good.
If it just happened because it happened, then a visit to the vet and a dosage increase might be all that’s needed. Her quick recovery is encouraging, and she really does seem fine now. Of course I don’t know when she’ll have her next seizure, but judging by her history, she’s just as likely to have one in the next few hours as she is to wait another two weeks before the next one. Worrying is pointless. Doesn’t mean I won’t do it (try to stop me).
It helps to know that the kennel we use is in the same building as our vet, who will be open all but one of the days she’ll be there. They know her and love her and they’ll take good care of her. If they have to, which they won’t, because nothing is going to happen to Roxy this weekend.