Monday, May 14, 2012

Same Old Thing

Just lately we've pretty much just got on with being happy. Trying to put the seizures to one side and just focus on doing what I do best, sleeping, eating and slobbering.

It came around to the time when I was due another trip to the vets to get my quarterly prescription, and it also came around that dad was taking some more time off work. But this was just a bluff and so a few days before the vet visit and his time off I had some random seizures. Totally unexpected and no announcement or signs. Just on Wednesday night lying there sleeping  then boom into a full on seizure. Then nothing for another 24 hours. Then the same again a one of seizure.

The trip to the vets was a sad day on Friday. I tried not to notice a few pets went into the room with their humans and the humans came out alone and crying. Such a sad time to see peoples left alone.

At least we managed to get out of having a blood test at the vets. The vet said it's been a while since we had one and maybe should do one to be sure. But they seem to just ramp up their bill and not once have they actually given us the results of the tests without dad having to phone them and ask. So really does seem pointless if they aren't going to do anything with them.

They also never ask about or record my weight - dad makes a point of asking to use the scales each time to see if I've put any weight on or lost too much. But I'm fairly good these days 47.6kgs this visit. So usually up and down by a few kilos depending on the seasons. Mum feeds me up in the winter.

Dad ratted me out to everyone in the reception area too, how embarrassing. The receptionist came into the room and gagged, then with her eyes watering from the smell asked which one was responsible - dad immediately pointed to me.


  1. Hi Roxy,
    My name is Chocolate, and I'm an 11 year-old chocolate labrador, and I'm sorry to hear you haven't been well. I understand what you've been going through, as I started having almost identical seizures this year. My mum and dad have been worried about me, but have got some comfort from reading about how you're going, so please thank your dad for posting up your news.
    I had cluster seizures last night, so am trying valium for a few days (on top of the phenobarbital) to see if that helps.
    And my Dad always blames me for his misdemeanours *everywhere*, so I sympathise with you on that incident too:)

  2. Hi Roxy,

    I am a Chocolate Labrador (creatively named Chocolate) in Australia and my mum and dad found your blog while researching idiopathic epilepsy treatment for me.
    Dad,Mum Pepper (my sister) and I read your blog from start to finish - think I must have made a smell too like in your post because their eyes were watering as well.

    Guess some people would think you were very unlucky to have had the seizures come into your life, but I reckon you are just about the luckiest dog in the world to be part of a family that loves you so much. It shines through in every word your Dad types for you.

    Anyway, I hope that the seizures are as infrequent a visitor as possible in future and look forward to reading your continuing adventures.