Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Long Island, New York
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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.