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Old 02-22-2015, 12:00 PM
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Unhappy A prayer for my boy Elvis

It seems the old age has finally caught up with my 12 year old dog Elvis.
We had a terrible night yesterday when he started to have a violent seizure out of the blue. This has never happened before, Elvis has never had any major health issues apart from a few skin rashes that he is prone to have.
While we were calling the vet he had a second seizure and we really thought we were going to lose him... I won't go into details, it was so bad.
Since the vet clinic was closed we called our vet's number and he came rushing in as this was an emergency. We then brought Elvis to the clinic where he was thoroughly checked and had his blood work done.
The results from the blood test were all normal and good and Elvis's heart is also in good shape according to his age.

Now there are two possibilities, either he has somehow developed epilepsy, or he may have a brain tumour that is causing the seizures...
The vet is leaning for the latter.

Today Elvis has been okay, he is taking half a pill every 12 hours and we have an SOS medicine to give to him in case he has another seizure.
We are watching over him very closely and dreading another bad spell.

Tomorrow he will have his head scanned and we will know. I'm praying he doesn't have the tumour. With epilepsy, he can still have quality of life and the condition can be controlled with pills.
If it is a tumour, I don't think much can be done and if the seizures do persist and my boy is suffering, then we will let him go with dignity, say our goodbyes and put him to sleep.

I took these pictures today, he still has a bit of the puppy look on his face, it's like he has never aged and he still has the energy and enthusiasm of a younger dog. Today he is acting like his normal self.

DSCF2130 by aluz391, on Flickr

I took this one right before taking him out for his walk. He was sleepy from his nap.
DSCF2124 by aluz391, on Flickr

Wish my boy Elvis good luck for tomorrow, we are really going to need it.

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Old 02-22-2015, 12:01 PM
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I will say my prayers for him. Get well soon Elvis.
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My very best thoughts and prayers for you and Elvis. He is so adorable. I hope that whatever it is, it can be treated and that you have many more years to share. Elvis is much too cute to be sick.
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I hope Elvis will get well soon! I'll be praying for him!
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I'm sending much love and many prayers for your little Elvis.
We'll be anxious for an update after you see the vet with him tomorrow.

Autumn had a seizure back in October (first time ever) so I know how very scary it is. She has not had any since and I pray that it will be the same for Elvis.
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Oh, Aluz... my thoughts are with you and Elvis. He is a beautiful puppy...
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Thank you everyone for your prayers and well wishes. I will let you know how the vet appointment goes. Depending on the outcome, I may need to take him to the capital city for more medical exams, since I live in a rural area that doesn't have all the resources like a big city has.

I just gave Elvis his pill and hopefully tonight we will have a good night, it's already 8:18 pm here.
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I can't imagine how scary that situation must be, and my heart goes out to you and Elvis. I will say a prayer for him tonight and hope that his scan tomorrow shows favorable results.
I knew a puppy who had random seizures suddenly and all of the scans and blood work came back normal. They medicated when necessary and now Cazán lives a normal life (well, as normal as a 50kg Alaskan Malamute puppy can live! )
Please let us know how Elvis does tomorrow!
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Oh i'm so sorry to hear about this! he is an adorable 'cocker spaniel'? Spaniels are lovely dogs, I had a black and white one - a doppy little dog he was - He also got sick so I understand how your feeling - All the best!
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