Join Date: Feb 2013
Dogs Name: Soter, Coco, Jinx (Dobies), Freyja (rescue)
Titles: Soter-pop, Coconut, Muffin, Rabid Badger
Dogs Age: 4 yrs, 7 yrs, 4 yrs, 7 yrs(?)
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SIGH. Soter had another seizure today. I know I should be grateful that we went as long as we did – 155 days – but in a way it just made it all the worse. I think I was starting to delude myself into thinking that maybe he was better – that we were going to be able to control this. Stupid I know.
He had his acupuncture last night at 7:00 pm and his blood sugar was 3.4. He had his bedtime meal last night at 11:20 pm and his blood sugar was 3.1 which is fairly normal for bedtime. In fact, everything seemed fine, nothing unusual or out of the ordinary at all. We went to bed right after his bedtime meal and the alarm went off at 6:00 am. As soon as the alarm went off he started seizing.
This seizure was almost exactly the same as his last one in August. Not overly violent and we were able to stop it fairly quickly with maple syrup. He vomited twice immediately after but no loss of bowel or bladder control. He was half conscious and drooling until about 6:20 am. By 6:30 he was fully conscious and alert again, he was able to get up on his own and he wanted to go out. We helped him out to the deck and he had a normal, firm poop which is really good because in the past it’s been diarrhea.
I know this is going to sound dumb but I went out today and bought a new alarm clock. The alarm clock we have is set to an obnoxious, loud, shrill beeping – it’s older than dirt and the radio part doesn’t work any more. The alarm went off at 6:00 am as usual, only this morning, the alarm goes off and Soter has a seizure. I know it has gone off a million times before with no issue but today there was.
The new alarm clock has a slowly brightening light to mimic a natural sunrise so you’re woken up slowly and gently and then it plays music of your choice that gets slowly louder until you turn it off. It has an iPhone dock so you can choose what music it play.
I realize it probably wasn’t the alarm clock and I do know that it most likely will happen again regardless of what alarm clock I have but I just feel so helpless and at least it's something.
There are a lot of positives here, 155 days is a long time, the seizure was short, not so violent as previous ones and a really, really quick recovery time. I'm trying really hard to focus on those things but DAMN IT ALL!!!!!