Hi I'm TB....a 47 year old single (for 3 years - not for lack of trying) overweight (according to BMI calculations... and the scales...and old photos and me) childless (not for lack of trying - past not present) professional woman (that sounds a bit wrong as a descriptor - but necessary in the whole background to why the blog)....and a recent puppy owner (will my life ever be the same again). Thanks for joining me in my journey of all the things I hope To be.... and a bit about what I had hoped To be...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Puppy troubles

I think I mentioned that I have a puppy...Leo. He is absolutely gorgeous...and I love having him in my life - it certainly has brought about a few changes, mostly good - some are great in fact!  And I wouldn't have it any other way - in fact I wish I hadn't waited so long.

However, there have been some challenges along the way. You see when I chose Leo...a spur of the moment decision...had been thinking about getting a puppy and then just went to have a look...and there he was, so cute and docile and he put his head on my foot and looked up...and that was it...he was coming home, I didn't realise that he was very sick...less than 48 hours later we were at the Perth Vet Emergency Hospital .... at 11pm on a Monday night, diagnosis Guardia...with a few other adventures during the night (a story for another day) Leo had an overnight stay at the hospital on a drip, being syringe fed... and a $1000 later...he was on the mend - which meant feeds and checks every 4 hours, so middle of the night... and during the day (lunch time visits). But recover he did.

And then came the fits...so to date we have had 5 seizures (that I know of). They begin with Leo loosing coordination...dropping to one side, getting really glassy eyed and then his legs and tail go stiff and his whole body spasms...I still feel terrified! They last for about 5 to 10 minutes and then he is pretty tired for about 12 to 24 hours....we (the Vets and I) are still hoping that he will grow out of them - his last episode was Tuesday 25 January...when I was able to get him to the Vet for blood tests - so nothing sinister in the results...but just need to record the when and how....so fingers crossed.

He ended up having his op on Friday....so he is recovering well - although getting very frustrated with is Elizabethian collar (the bucket over his head). 

Leo October 2010

1 comment:

  1. Oh he's so cute!!!
    We had a cat who had seizures when he was young but he did grow out of them (perhaps after a year?) - and was fine, lived to a ripe old age. He was always a bit stupid but I think that was unrelated! Hope Leo grows out of them soon too. I remember being quite terrified by them (I was about 10 years old at the time).
    A friend of mine got two puppies the same time I had my baby and we often compare notes and discover we are doing the same things (sleepless nights included). But she always says she's better off because her dogs will be adults within a year and my baby will take 18 years! Of course I tell her that long before then my baby will help wash the dishes and her dogs won't ...