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.
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I took this one right before taking him out for his walk. He was sleepy from his nap.
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Wish my boy Elvis good luck for tomorrow, we are really going to need it.