Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Not-So-Terrific-Tuesday



The evil monster came back again.  not once, but twice during the night.  First at 12:30, and then again at 5:25.  No one got much sleep here.



Wishing I knew how to banish him forever.



Mom says I am very restless now.



I can't seem to find a spot to relax. I went from the loveseat to my cubby.



And then under my table.  Lightning is right here with me.



Then to the big sofa.
Then I wanted outside. Then inside.



And finally back to my cubby - hopeful for some rest.  I sure hope I am done for the day.

From Mom:  I keep watching for those signs of an impending seizure.  Last night I missed one.  She and Lightning had been out for their last potty break around 9:00 as they typically do.  Around 10:00, my husband hollered up to me that she was wanting to go outside.  I told him no because then Lightning would go as well.  He is not very easy to get back inside when it is cool outside and all the night critters are out prowling around.  That should have been a clue to me that something was up.  Poor thing must have been sleeping under the kitchen table for protection as she flipped one chair and moved two others totally out of position when the first seizure hit.  Right before the second one, I heard her let out one bark, trying to get my attention (I was still sleeping).  I knew immediately what was coming.  Before my feet hit the floor she was in full seizure mode again.  That makes three in ten days.  Time for another conversation with the neurologist.  

Woos - Ciara


40 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Sweet Ciara...If i knew some witchcraft or a chant that would scare those nasty nasty uninvited seizures away, I'd sing it all the day long. Bless your little heart you are such a brave girl too and Lightning is a very attentive and loving bro.
Woo Mom please give Ciara and Lightning a kitty kiss on her noggin and a hug around her beautiful Woo neck from me
Hug Madi your bfff

Marg said...

Oh Ciara, that makes the Mom so sad that this is happening to you. We have seen seizures in dogs and ponies so know it is just awful to watch and probably worse for you Ciara. I sure hope the doctor will come up with some good suggestion. We sure send tons of purrs and strong prayers. Thinking about you Ciara and Mom.

Cinnamon said...

Oh this is so scary to read, it must be awful to experience in person.
I hope you all can get some rest today. Praying the Dr's can provide some
relief.

stellaroselong said...

WE hate that monster Ciara and we wish we could banish him from your life forever, we know it causes you and your momma lots of stress. We are so sorry this is happening to you, we hope and pray that Dr. comes up with something else that will work. Praying hard for you lovey....stella rose and momma

Brian said...

We so hate that for dear Ciara and we sure hope that evil monster just packs up and goes away.

speedyrabbit said...

That is scary,my first Bunny would have seizures,I was always worried the next one would be the one where he wouldn't make it and in the end his last one did come and I had to help him cross the rainbow bridge.when a rabbit has seizures its much harder on them because of their metabolism being so fast that each one could be fatal as it shuts down their internal organs.Dogs are so much more resilient and better able to cope with them.I am sure your neurologist will find away to help Ciara,we shall keep her in our prayers,xxx Rachel and Speedy

Sketching with Dogs said...

So sorry to hear this, it must be horrible for Ciara and you to have to watch.
Take good care of her Lightening.
Hope there are no more.
Dip and Elliot x

sprinkles said...

Oh my dear Ciara, this news breaks my heart. I wish I had a magic formula to share that would take those stupid seizure monsters away. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult this must be for your pawrents. I hope the neurologist will find a way to help Ciara. As always, you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Oh! No :-) Sending Ciara Golden Thoughts and prayers for the 'monster' to go away.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Dear dear Ciara, how we wish we could send that nasty monster away forever and he would never bother you again. We pray the dogtor can make it go away again. Lightning is such a special brother to watch over you.
sending special pug POTP for you
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Cupcake said...

Ciara, I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. It's just heartbreaking. I hope the neurologist can come up with a plan to get rid of the evil monster. You are so beautiful Ciara, I just want to give you a big hug.

Ruby said...

oh my Sweet pal! I HATES that evil monster!! I wish I could banish him to h*e* double hockey sticks furevers for you!!! I sure hopes your Dogtor can figure out how to help you...I am keepin' my paws crossed real tight for you, and I am so glads my pal Lightning is keepin' an eye on you. {{{hugs}}}}
Kisses,
Ruby ♥♥
pees: I can't BELIEVES Lightning doesn't want to come back in at night!!!! hehehehehehehe...dude..you gots to give your MOms a break, k? ☺

Two French Bulldogs said...

So sorry Ciara. Wish we could take that monster away for ever
Lily & Edward

Dory and the Mama said...

Oh Ciara, we are so sorry the monster came back last night and are sending lots and lots of POTP that your Mama and the Neurologist can find a way to banish the monster forever!!
Big Hugs!
Dory, Jake Arty & Bilbo

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

sounds like there is need for a medication adjustment - it is a constant thing even with people - we hope the doc can help

Nanük said...

Love and prayers and gentle wooooos Ciara,

Nukie

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH MY... Ciara we are SOOOOO sorry to hear this... We have our paws crossed that the monster will STAY AWAY....

Frank The Tank said...

This is totally heartbreaking to hear, it's horrible that Ciara can't actually talk to tell you how she feels although she was definitely trying to tell you with that bark, bless her, so sorry to hear that the seizure monster just keeps on calling, sending all my love, power of the paw and prayers for you all especially sweet Ciara! Love and Licks from your furiend and little Woo brother Frank XxxxxxxxX

Casey said...

We're so so sorry that you're all having to go through this. :( We're crossing our paws so tight that you find a solution soon.

BeadedTail said...

Oh noes! Poor Ciara! We're so sorry that evil monster doesn't go away and stay away! We wish we could give you a kitty kiss but know that we're sending you lots of purrs! Our mommy is sending snooter kisses to be delivered by your mom too!

Melon said...

I am so sorry, Kathie. I feel so bad that this has gone on for you for so long. Thankyou for keeping us updated.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That just makes us so sad. Does sound like maybe something new should be tried. We hate thinking of that beautiful girl having seizures. so happy Lightning is such a good brother--even if he is hard to get inside at night.

NanaNor's said...

Ciara, We were so hoping that those nasty seizures would be gone for good and are so sorry they came back. Praying your mom and dad have wisdom as to what to do; I remember when Reggie had them, they were pretty scary for everyone.
Wags and love,
Noreen and Hunter

Jake of Florida said...

We're so sad to hear this. Sending wirey zen to help scare the seizure monster away and let you be peaceful again. xxxxx JH and mom

The Florida Furkids said...

It breaks our hearts to think that poor Ciara has to go through this. The Seizure Monter is awful and we hope they can find a way to banish it FOREVER.

Love,

The Florida Furkids

Dachshund Nola said...

I'm so sorry!

rottrover said...

Is it maybe seasonal? Ciara, we're sending rottie kisses!

-Ruby and Otto

KB Bear said...

I'm so sorry. I agree with you - it sounds like time for a conversation with the neurologist. I know that lots of people make phenobarb sound awful as a seizure med due to side effects. However, our experience with our seizure dog was that the side effects really were not too bad. So, if your neurologist suggests trying it, it might be worth trying since our experience says that at least one dog in the universe didn't have bad side effects.

I know how upsetting this must be to you. Lots of hugs to you.

24 Paws of Love said...

We will get that monster and take him off your paws Ciara!!

Love and thinking about all of you.

the 24 Paws of Love

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Dearest Ciara, you are so brave! If we could work magic, we would take this monster from you and lock him away in the deepest darkest hole where he would never get out. We are sending our strongest White Dog healing energies that your body find balance and peace again...and strength to your mom because we know it is hard for mommas to see us hurt and not be able to stop it. We understand so very well. Love from all of us.

Jeanne Pursell said...

Sweet Ciara...we are so very sorry to hear that the monster has come back yet again. Our hearts go out to you and your parents...it is such a scary thing. We are sending lots and lots of POTP and hope that this monster will go away for good. Hugs to you all.

Mitch and Molly said...

We HATE when the seizure monster bothers you, Ciara. We wish he'd "be gone" for good!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Mark Muller said...

I hope the neurologist has an idea how you can chase that monster away... POTP to you and hugs and kisses.

Oz theTerrier said...

Oh you poor dear. Those seizures are so scary. I hope the doctor can find a way to help ease them for you.
Oz

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Bless her heart and yours. We understand how upsetting it is!
We are sending kitteh purrs for Ciara.
XOXO

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Oh Ciara, we are so sorry that the monster is being so persistent, and crossing all paws and hooves for you.

Woofs, Purrs and Neighs,
All of us at The Poupounette

onespoiledcat said...

Oh Ciara....I'm so sorry - TWO monster visits is TWICE as awful. I'm like all your other friends; if there was a way I could wave a magic wand and banish that monster forever and a day I would. It makes me sad that you and your family have to go through that scariness. I'm sure it must be confusing. Maybe your Mom can talk to your doctor about it now that you're having MORE seizures to see if something NEW can help.

I'm sending you tons of POTP and hugs........
Love, Sammy

C.L.W.STEP said...

We hope you find something to help Ciara. We'll be thinking about you!

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry you are going through this. Please know we are all here thinking of you and Ciara and sending out prayers...I'm here if you ever want to talk. <3 Hugs to Ciara. xo

sandy l said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers Ciara.