September 28, 2015

I so want to see this magnetic smile again.
White Dog and the rest of the Army rushed over to where Steve had just placed Ferguson in my arms. He drew back in fright, quivering at the press of them all. The WDA did not understand; they had merely wanted to see for themselves how well their brother's day in the vet hospital had gone. They were crushed.

Over the weekend, Ferguson, who has experienced a roller coaster ride of ups and downs health wise since his seizure mid month and our discovery of his ingestion of horse nettles (a nightshade poisonous weed), stopped eating and yesterday afternoon began refusing water as well. He has over the past four day become a creature that barely slept...pacing ceaselessly until he fell over into a near coma for an hour or so before rising and starting the cycle again.

First thing this morning, we called the vet. Dr. Julia would not be in until Tuesday but we went in thinking to get ahead of the game in terms of ordering blood work and xrays and whatever else her associate thought we might need to review with her tomorrow.

They saw us immediately. As we sat in the exam room waiting on the vet, Fergus went into a seizure...just like the one he had to initiate his whole crisis. He was foaming at the mouth, was disassociated, and rigidly twitched. Everyone rushed in. In less than 30 seconds it was over...except Ferguson could not walk and still seemed disoriented.

We left him at the hospital to have the blood tests done, to flush his system, and to rehydrate him with an all day IV. It was our hope to return at the end of the day to a perky on the road to recovery boy.

Not the case. AND the blood work up offered no clues. His blood values were all better than they had ever been. They indicated a senior dog in extraordinary health...only he isn't.

The plan is to surround him with love and security tonight and tomorrow he will return to the vet for evaluation and a consultation with Dr. Julia, who we pray has some insight that is so desperately needed.

Please send our Lover of Life healing energies. Positive thoughts to guide our ability to see and fix the problem would be dearly appreciated. Power of the Paw is mighty strong medicine which is exactly what we need right now.


JudyMae said...

Hoping you guys and Dr Julia can get Ferguson's problem figured out and that it is an easy fix. Paws crossed.

Random Felines said...

Paws crossed and purrs sent

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh mates, we will keep all paws crossed for your darling boy. Gentle hugs to all.
No worries and LOVE, Stella and Rory

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

The constant pacing sounds a lot like how Ciara's seizures started. She just could not find peace. She was being treated for about a year for low thyroid, but the meds had sent her numbers too high. That is one ppssible cause for some of her initial cluster seizures. We are assuming that all that blood work included a thyroid panel, but just thought we would mention it.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Brian said...

We so, so hate that for dear Ferguson and we send our most powerful healing purrs and heartfelt prayer to that dear, dear boy.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Sending over lots of POTP and hugs in hope that this mystery can be solved and fixed...

FiveSibesMom said...

Thinking of sweet Ferguson - and sending all positive vibes and prayers for healing. I surely hope they can discover what is the culprit and get little Ferg back on the road to healing. Sending (gentle) Husky hugs. xo

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am sending POTP!!!