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Poor Piper is having a bad round of seizures. He usually has only one or two seizures at a time, but occasionally he'll have long cluster episode and we seem to be in the midst of one of those bad times now. He had an unusually violent seizure yesterday afternoon at 2:30. He then had 5 more--8PM, 10PM 11PM, 1AM, 2AM, and 6AM. He's at the vet's office now, since I just couldn't miss another day of work. I'm very grateful that I happened to be home with him yesterday. The vet called a bit before lunch to say that P is looking OK on exam and has not had any seizures at the clinic.

 

The poor sweetheart leaped up after the 11PM seizure and ran into the bathroom. I was in hot pursuit, but he fell on the slippery floor. Just as I got him upright again, he began to pee (there are worse places to do that than the bathroom floor :nod ). He then lost his balance again and fell into the pool of pee. He was so zonked that he just lay there, making to pee pool ever larger. I foresee a bath in his near future. :eek

 

Update: When I picked Piper up at the vet's I spoke with the doctor. Piper had 3 seizures there today and during the first one they inadvertently gave him morphine instead of IM Valium. :ohno The tech realized that his reaction to the drug was extreme, checked the inventory, and realized that a mistake had been made. They gave a reversal drug--Narcan, I think they said. They expect Piper to be pretty sedated and sleepy tonight but expect no serious ill-effects. I appreciate their honesty in telling me what happened. I'm also so relieved that the mix-up was not with a drug that will cause great harm.

 

He's home, had a potty trip, drank a lot of water, ate an extra special dinner and is now sacked out. He is going to spend tomorrow at the vet's office for observation. They apparently let him wander around in the back area because he was restless in the crate. In true greyhound style, he charmed everybody, even while feeling poorly. :wub:

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Lucy with Greyhound Nate and OSH Tinker. With loving memories of MoMo (FTH Chyna Moon), Spirit, Miles the slinky kitty (OSH), Piper "The Perfect" (Oneco Chaplin), Winston, Yoda, Hector, and Claire.

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I've thought many times how lucky Piper is to have you. I hope this is the end of this round & he'll be able to come home for his bath very soon. :bath

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The vet just called and he has had 3 more seizures today at the office. I'm taking him home tonight with some extra medications and he'll spend tomorrow at the vet's office again. I expect he'll come out of this as he has before, but I must admit to being a bit worried about him at the moment and I'm glad that I can have him at home tonight. Off to pick him up now...

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Lucy with Greyhound Nate and OSH Tinker. With loving memories of MoMo (FTH Chyna Moon), Spirit, Miles the slinky kitty (OSH), Piper "The Perfect" (Oneco Chaplin), Winston, Yoda, Hector, and Claire.

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I sure hope the extra meds work, and work quickly.

 

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Poor baby. Sending many prayers for seizure free times!

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I am so sorry. :( We just went through this with Cody Angelo in May and he ended up in ICU for a few days. It is just so frustrating. :grouphug Feel better soon sweetie. :grouphug

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Poor baby... sending prayers for Piper. :hope

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Oh Lucy, I'm so sorry! I was hoping Piper would go a long time seizure free this time. My thoughts and prayers are with the both of you.

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Piper didn't have any more seizures last night. :clap:confetti I think that he may be through for this episode, thank goodness. Between the 9 seizures and the medication mix-up (morphine instead of valium at the vet's) he is pretty dopey and droopy at the moment. He's spending the day at the vet's office and has his car bed in one of the exam rooms so he can snooze while they keep an eye on him.

 

Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes. They make a huge difference during these rough times.

 

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Lucy with Greyhound Nate and OSH Tinker. With loving memories of MoMo (FTH Chyna Moon), Spirit, Miles the slinky kitty (OSH), Piper "The Perfect" (Oneco Chaplin), Winston, Yoda, Hector, and Claire.

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That's great news! Sending prayers that he continues to be seizure free. :grouphug

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Thank goodness! It could be that the drug mix up and the valium sedated him just enough to stop the seizures. Whatever the reason I'm so glad they stopped!

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