Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Our Easter Weekend
Such a beautiful time of year. Such a meaningful time of the year. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend and Resurrection Sunday.
We enjoyed a family gathering at my mom's home enjoying great food and watching the little ones hunt eggs.
It ended up being a wonderful weekend, but Friday was really scary for us. My poor little GSdog Banjo started having seizures. He had four Friday, and now we realize that he did have one a little over a month ago.
Banjo is only 2 1/2 years old, so a major health issue like a brain tumor is unlikely. Let me back up a little, over a month ago he had one but we explained it away as a bad dream and him getting hung up under a low foot stool. By the time I heard the commotion and got into the room, he really looked terrified and was trying to fight his way out from under the stool in a dark room. We wasn't aware of a medical problem. Then before daylight Friday morning, he woke us up having one because he sleeps on his bed on the floor at the foot of ours. He was in a full seizure so we kept him on the floor, he was shaking violently so we rubbed him and called his name telling him it would be ok. Then he wanted outside, so we walked out with him, he appeared to be blind and deaf, and was very disoriented. He had another one shortly after, so we headed to the vet. We use a vet clinic that specializes in farm animals also, they are located about 30+ miles further in the country, but were waiting on us. Long story short, he came home after blood work on Valium and antibiotics, had two more seizures that day/night, and none since. The blood work showed nothing but low potassium, so after the antibiotics are finished and he's weaned off of the Valium...we'll see if he has another one. If so, he'll have to go on Phenobarbital, which I sure don't want but if that's what he needs!
With all of the above happening Friday with our precious dog, that sweet hubby of mine stayed home with Banjo Saturday so Matthew and I could go be with family and enjoy no stress for a few hours. I hope you enjoy the pictures below of our day.