Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Rough Night.....

I was almost done cooking dinner last night when Hubs told me to come see what Buerly was doing. When I walked into the room he was laying on the floor stretching, or so we thought. All of a sudden he started thrashing and convulsing, his legs locked and he couldn't move. My heart instantly sank into my stomach because deep down inside I knew what was going on. Hubs and I ran to Buerly as fast as we could. The sheer look of terror in his eyes absolutely broke my heart.

Thank goodness Hubs remained calm because I totally lost my head. I ran around like an idiot grabbing the medications that Buerly is on, recent vet records, and anything else I thought we might need while Hubs attempted to keep Buerly calm. I was in freak out mode. We put Rooney in his crate and loaded Buerly into the car to rush to the animal emergency hospital.

All that crazy running around didn't pay off. In the end I forgot everything; my purse, the medications, and his vet records. Eff! After meeting with the vet it was confirmed that Buerly had had a seizure {one of the scariest things you will ever witness}. Now the question is whether this was an isolated incident, allergic reaction to medication or the early start of epilepsy (worst case scenario). The vet insisted that they keep him overnight for observation in case he had another seizure.

It was so weird walking into the house to one dog. Rooney was in a panic hunting everywhere for his big brother. He ran from room to room, eventually he sat down with the most confused look on his face.

Sleeping last night was impossible. Rooney was up every hour wandering around the room looking for his best friend. He eventually gave up and curled up on Buerly's pillow to sleep. I couldn't get the look of terror Buerly had in his eyes out of my mind and I know Hubs was probably the same way.

As of this morning I am still waiting on the emergency hospital to call. We are praying that he did not have a second seizure and that we can pick him up ASAP! Buerly is like a child to us, he is our furbaby. We just want to get him home, love on him and spoil him rotten. Hopefully I will have a good update soon!
My squishy faces! Oh how we love these two!

12 comments:

Gonna Be His Mrs. said...

My heart goes out to you, Buerly and Rooney. Hopefully it was just an isolated incident....poor Buerly. =(

jessica lynn said...

breaks my little heart. hope my nephew is ok!

Adrienne said...

OH you poor thing! I will be praying for him today! Keep us posted.

Ams said...

Oh no... I know how much you love those pups... I am thinking of you!!!!
Let us know what's going on.
S's dog has a seizure disorder and they manage it very well with medication... I hope he doesn't have to go through that but I am praying for you guys!

The Less Than Domestic Goddess said...

I am so sorry to hear this!! Poor Buerly! I understand your panic and that helpless feeling. Our doggy, Emma, has had many seizures throughout her 6 years of life - three or more per year. It isn't enough to put her on medication, but it is devastating to watch. She's been to the vet many times, and there's not much they can do. Even after witnessing several of them, I still find it almost unbearable and cry every time. My heart goes out to you! Thinking good thoughts that it's an isolated incident.

Hi, Lane said...

Ohh, poor Buerly! I can't imagine. That had to have been awful! I hope he's okay!

quite contrary said...

oh my goodness I couldn't even imagine...Peanut has started yelping a couple of times when he gets hurt...more b/c he is a big baby...but I cry histerically! THey really are our children...I hope he has a fast recovery!

Kiana said...

Poor little guy! Best wishes to your cutie-pie.

Jenny.Lee said...

Oh the poor guy.

Rachel H. said...

Oh no...I can't imagine how you are feeling! Thinking of you, and please update us and let us know how he is doing!

PDX Bride said...

I hope he is ok!! Such a cutie.

My Dream Ring said...

I am late on this because I have been so busy, but this breaks my heart. Poor baby!