"IT" being the encephalitis and what ever caused it. Seriously, I want to "Go Ninja" on it, take it out like the rotten trash that it is, tell it to stay away from my boy or I'll off it!!!! That's putting it nicely! Zephyr is still doing well, but he had a seizure about 4:00 Saturday morning. This is the first one he's had, that I know about, since being in the hospital and it's the first time I was with him during one of his seizures. The others all happened at the hospital when I wasn't there or he was in the back. I have, unfortunately, seen and dealt with very bad seizures in people before, so I know what it's like. But, you can't call 911 for your dog that you love more than anything, you are all they have, and I will just say that it totally sucked! Sorry, I'm not being very positive here, but I am being honest. All kinds of visions went through my head. I won't go through a complete reenactment, but I bolted from bed, ran to get the diazepam, gave it to him, and the seizure stopped within some seconds. He came around quickly, I think a minute or so, hard to remember. The poor boy was so confused about what had happened. After he was pretty awake I had him stand up, he was a little wobbly, etc. Then I stood up and after some seconds... I got very sick. A huge head rush, nausea, burning up, and I couldn't stand up without almost passing out. Did I say how much all this sucked? I'm trying to take care of Zephyr while trying not to pass out or get sick. Alternating between the floor and Zephyr, who is now worried about me. My friend who is a nurse practitioner said it was a bad case of orthostatic hypotension from going from sleeping to huge adrenaline rush to being on the floor with Zephyr and then standing up. I'll Kick Its Ass Too!!! Not what I want to have happen when I need to take care of Zephyr. After about 20 minutes and going potty Zephyr settled down and jumped on my bed, laid down, and went to sleep. He's been fine since then. I, on the other hand, felt horrible the whole day and have gone back to lots of worrying.
I talked with Dr. Knowles that morning and she said it might be from scar tissue that has formed as his brain heals. He hasn't shown any of the other signs of the encephalitis before or after the seizure so that's good and probably consistent with it being from scar tissue. I've read that this can happen too. She says that usually when they seizure from a scar they continue to have seizures. Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Argh!! I'm kicking its ass in my head right now!
Okay, let's focus on the positive. I know that I am extremely fortunate to still have Zephyr and that his recovery has really gone very well so far. He is an amazing boy, maybe he won't continue to have seizures. Dr. Knowles still thinks he will continue to progress and recover in general. But, I still want to kick its ass! :-)
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