A Huge Scare
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The only thing I minded about this, was that I'd be missing out on so much with this little ball of fur that we named AJ. Yea, I know, AJ doesn't sound very feminine. My dad wanted to name her John, after the male half of the couple he bought her from. I suggested the compromise of Annabel John, or AJ, since it was the first names of both members of the couple. So AJ she became.
For those of you who are not pet owners, I can only say that while I understand she is not human, she is SO much more than justa dog. She is a member of my family.
Which is why it was so heartbreaking on Sunday night when I woke up at 1:30 to the sounds of my baby having a seizure. In the 11 and a half years she's been with us, she has never had a seizure. It scared me to no end. Luckily, once it subsided, she was able to get up and walk on her own, though she was shaky.
We immediately rushed her to the animal hospital where they gave her valium and took a blood sample for tests. She had to stay there overnight. In the morning my mother picked her up and took her to her normal vet. The prognosis from the normal vet was slightly more promising than that of the emergency vet and she got to come home.
Knock on wood, my baby has been doing fine since she's been home. There have been no more seizures and she's walking a little better too.
Right now, we're just keeping our fingers crossed for no more seizures and for a few more good months or years together. I don't know if the comparison is appropriate, but I would imagine that this is how those of with kids feel.