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Monday, November 19, 2012

Dog scare...


So two Mondays ago, we put Honey to sleep. Sammy seemed to be doing well enough and wasn't acting overly distraught. This past Friday she went outside first thing when I got up as she always does, but didn't come back in straight away. Occasionally, she'll stay out and enjoy the cool, so I didn't think much of it, only checking to make sure the gate hadn't been left open.

A sort time later, the Brown-Eyed Girl went out there to find Sam in a state of almost paralysis. We first thought she'd stepped on something or had hurt one of her legs or paws. But she wasn't yelping or wincing or even pulling away as we felt around for a wound. We decided to wait and see.

She acted lethargic for the rest of the day, not eating or drinking, acting dizzy when she did get up to take care of business. We then thought maybe she'd gotten stung or bitten or had possibly ingested something. DD did a little online research and it's also possible she suffered a mild stroke.

I'm glad to report she's mostly fine, eating and drinking, no longer dizzy, and moving around, not just laying in one spot. She wags her tail when spoken to, etc. But I do think she's now exhibiting signs of missing Honey. She's just not herself. Getting over that loss will just take time.




4 comments:

Regina Richards said...

Sounds like a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack). Also called a mini-stroke. They usually resolve within minutes and always within 24 hours. But in the aged they are often precursors to a big event.

In my family we call them God's Two Year Warning. Several generations ago we noticed that from the time you had your first until the time you died of a major heart attack or stroke was about two years.

Of course now we get bypasses and such and it is really more like a five or ten year warning. But we still say, "Mildred is 85 and had her two year warning last week."

Hope Sammy is feeling better.

Lara said...

I'm so sorry you had to put Honey to sleep--it's so hard to lose a pet, and I know Sammy must be missing her as much as you are. I hope she perks up for you, health-wise, as it's scary when our furry friends are ill...

Angi Morgan said...

So sorry to hear about Sammy. Enjoy every minute!

~Angi

Jen FitzGerald said...

Thanks, gals.

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