5.6.11

PITCHY


These past few days have been pretty rough for me. Early Friday morning my 8.5 year old dog Pitch had a seizure, followed by another one a few hours later. We took him to the vet to get some blood work done and see what was going on. Pitch then had five more seizures over the course of the next 24 hours. We had him stay overnight at the emergency vet last night so they could keep an eye on him, give him a saline drip to re-hydrate him, and to begin his epilepsy drug treatment. Yesterday the blood work came back clear, which could mean a couple different things: It's possible that he is experiencing late onset epilepsy (it usually manifests in dogs between 1-7 years) or he could have some sort of neurological condition or tumor. We are planning on bringing him to see a specialist and get his head looked at this coming week.

Right now he hasn't had a seizure since yesterday morning but he's definitely not acting like himself(whiny, crazy about food, pacing around the house/yard, and acting loopy. Basically not acting like our chilled out Pitch). We're hoping that it's a result of the 7 seizures and the drugs he's been put on. . . hopefully these changes will go away over the course of the next few days.

Anyone who has a pet they love dearly will understand just how hard it is to feel totally helpless. There is nothing I can do for my dog, who i love more than anything. The seizures were a nightmare to watch but this personality change is even harder. I just want my sweet dog back.

19 comments:

heylila said...

oh, I am sorry to hear that! I wish your dog all the best!!!

bisous,
mia

heylilahey.blogspot.com

kenzaloo said...

oh buddy. i'm sorry to hear this. please give him a kiss on the side of his nose for me. i love him. tell him that too. ... he'll be ok, no matter what. xo

Alison said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I read your blog often and I've noticed your constant companion, and I wish him the best of health and happiness. Dogs are the greatest friends - I'm sure he'll be back to his usual self soon!

Hannah said...

I am sorry to hear about your dog, I have a toy poodle who is my best friend he often gets poorly as he has a heart condition so I can emphasise x

Bethane said...

awwwhh man i am so sorry that all sounds like such a nightmare. I know how painful it is and wish you both all the best. I hope he gets better soon.
peace x

stylorectic under medical treatment said...

i am sorry to hear that about your dog friend.i loved my cat also more than everything so i understand what you are going through.but he is a though guy and he will get better soon, you will see!
heads up gorge.
xxo

noirohio vintage said...

oh nooo! I'm sorry mama. That's terrible. I'm sending positive thoughts your way!

Sonya said...

Sorry to hear about Pitch. I'm a vet who works in a specialist practice (in Sydney Australia
) - glad to try to help, especially if stuff doesn't make sense.

Unfortunately Pitch is unlikely to be having late onset epilepsy especially as he started off having so many in a row.

Love your blog - one of my daily reads!

Sonya

Let's Bolt said...

i love pitch 4 eva.

Kris said...

Godspeed.

alden said...

Awwww. Pitchypants has to be alright. He hasn't yet lived his lifelong dream of doing back-up vocals for Kanye West! Love to the whole Pitchy fam. xx

Rackk and Ruin said...

Thank you to everyone for your sweet comments. Pitch is one of the most loved dogs around. I can't count the number of times i've heard a someone say "i don't usually like dogs, but Pitch is different." I'm hoping he'll pull through this but things aren't looking too good. He means the world to me and Eric.

Me said...

m, im so sorry!! i can't even imagine :( i hope pitch makes a full recovery and soon! x

Sophie said...

i am so sorry to hear this. i'm sure he'll pull through. stay strong! xox

melly said...

i wish you guys the very very very very very very very best! <3

Mishel said...

Your dog is so addorable. I really hope that he gets better. He's lucky to have such good parents;)I'll be sending healing energy his(and your)way... All the best to you and yours;) p.s. I LOVE YOUR BLOG

Rackk and Ruin said...

Thanks again everyone for your love and support. Pitchy seems to be getting a little better day by day. xx

Heist said...

awww...I hope he's feeling better soon! I'm sure he will be back to his normal self once the drugs wear off and he's feeling more like himself again.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry! My sister has an Aussie that has late onset epilepsy. He has to take take sedative medication exactly every 12 hours or he could have another seizure, but at least it is manageable! His personality has returned, albeit a little subdued because of his meds. A total sweetheart.