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I need some prayers for Milo

This is turning out to be a not too terrific weekend and it's only half over. I've just come back from hours at the emergency vet with Milo. Sometime around 6 p.m. he slithered under my chair with the other little ones right on his tail. I heard a lot of clopping around and I looked down and said "what's going on?" I saw Milo slapping frantically at the floor with all fours and when I tried to get him up he was stiff as a board and shaking like a leaf. It was some kind of seizure. If I tell you I thought I'd fall to the floor myself, I'm not kidding. It was the scariest thing I've seen in years.

I kept replaying what had happened over the past couple of hours. They had just come in shortly before from a romp in the yard. I did catch him with something in his mouth but he swallowed it before I could get to him. He seemed fine. I had gotten home from an Open House and had stopped to pick up something to eat on the way home. He had a few pieces of a toasted bialy with butter. I also recently bought a new water filter, a different sort of one that was attached to the faucet but the water, when filtered is diverted through a large filter that sits on the counter and dispenses the water.

Till I found a place (why do these things always happen when the vet isn't in?), I thought I'd have a heart attack. By the time I was ready to leave for the vet, he was better but I was afraid not to go lest it be something that would get him later. They did blood work, most of which was normal. Only a few values were high, his amylase was 1614, with normally range 500-1500. His LIPA was 1998 (normal rance 200-1800) and his Cl, at 122 was the highest of normal range (109-122).

They didn't know what was wrong and suggested leaving him overnight in case he had another seizure. I chose to take him home, agreeing to bring him back if anything goes wrong.

So, please say a little prayer for my little boy that he is okay. The vet seemed to think he was just going to have seizures and I should start him on medication. Not until and unless I know more.

<b>Just Milo and me, and . . . </b>Bailey makes three . . . until Ruby said, "hey, what about me?"
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Oh my gosh how scary! I will be saying prayers for both of you. Please keep us posted.

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I thought he got into some poisonous substance. It's terrifying not knowing. I wonder if either of us will sleep tonight. I'm scared to death.

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I am so sorry to hear what Milo (and you!) are going through. How absolutely scary! I will certainly pray for him, you and the vet that they find what they need to.

You mentioned a new water filter - is it merely a filter or does it change the pH of the water? If it does, I don't know if that would be an issue but perhaps. It is for me which is why I bring it up.

Take care of yourself and special thoughts for Milo.

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As far as I know it's just a filter. I bought it quite awhile ago on HSN. Just never opened it before now. I'm going to be questioning everything now.

Oh, and BTW, the vet said his neurological exam was normal. His liver and kidney function, based upon the tests was all normal.

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Oh Geri, I do hope they find what caused the seizure. I'm saying a prayer for Milo right now. Keep us informed.

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Thank you so much. I so believe in the power of prayer. One of my problems now, past the terror that it will happen again, is, if I don't know what happened, how do I know what to avoid?

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Oh my...sending my prayers your way....that must be so scary...

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So sorry to hear about your horrifying experience, Geri! I'll be praying that you and Milo have a quiet, uneventful night, and that you get answers and a resolution to this issue very soon. Let us know when you know! Hugs to you both!

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As far as I know it's just a filter. I bought it quite awhile ago on HSN. Just never opened it before now. I'm going to be questioning everything now.

Oh, and BTW, the vet said his neurological exam was normal. His liver and kidney function, based upon the tests was all normal.
It is probably just a filter but check it just to be sure. Better safe . . .

Good news about the neuro exam. With everything so normal, it is hard to rest easy, I know. If only they could tell you what was wrong.

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