Monday, February 16, 2009

Making of a King

Apollo (our dog) has had an eventful weekend.  Chris and I were supposed to go to a marriage retreat.  We dropped the kids off on Wednesday.  Thursday night we have a relaxing no kids night and were excited to get a full uninterrupted nights sleep.  We are wakened at 3am with our oldest dog having a seizure in his crate.  He came out of that seizure and then went into another seizure within minutes.  He had cluster seizures for about 2 hours.  We went to the emergency around 4:30am vet and they had to give him valium to stop the seizures.  He has had seizures in the past but they usually only last about 3-5 minutes.  We went to our regular vet and he was put on phenobarbital which is an anti-seizure medication for epilepsy. 

We had to miss the marriage retreat because Apollo had to be closely monitored for the next few days.  Through the weekend he became such a spoiled dog!  He slept in our bed with us.  He went with us to pick up the kids.  He even got to go geocaching with us.  He thinks he is a king now! When we leave the house he thinks he is supposed to go with us. 

He is doing well thus far on the new meds.  He hasn’t had any break through seizures and seems to back to his normal self.  I am thankful he survived those cluster of seizures as the vet said that it was life threatening. 


Apollo was good luck geocaching.  We found a Geocoin and a Travel Bug.  In this picture, Chris and I are holding King Apollo and the 2 finds.

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