Monday, November 24, 2014

Scary


That is the only word I can find to describe Friday afternoon. 

Friday morning I woke up, got ready for school, and noticed Bailey was acting really strange. She hates going outside in the mornings, especially when it is raining. Unlike normal, she went outside in the drizzle and would not come back in. I text Chris a picture of her with the caption, "she REFUSES to come in." It was so out of the ordinary that it called for a special text message.

I finally got her inside, packed up, and went to school. I noticed she didn't eat her breaskfast, which is unusual as well.

That afternoon when I got home I let her and Wrigley out in the front yard like normal. They ran straight for the bushes to check for the rabbits and I went straight to the mailbox.

All of a sudden I hear yelping, and I look over, and Bailey is laying on the sidewalk shaking, yelping, and going to the restroom all over herself.

I FREAK out. Seriously, freak out. I start screaming her name and continue to freak out. Our neighbors just happen to pull up at the same time and they came running over. I ask if they will watch her while I put Wrigley inside so I can rush her to the vet.

When I come back out Bailey is up, but looks so pitiful. I thank the neighbors and I take her inside to clean her up a bit and call the vet. I also call Chris bawling and he has that panicked, 'ahhhh what do I need to do' voice.

We head to her appointment at 5:15pm and I can tell something is up. She is totally not herself and I am a wreck.

Chris decides to rush home from work, but I decided to leave without him because I didn't want to wait for him to get home. He agreed that it was best to get her there asap.


We get to the vet and her temperature is really low. They check her out and determine that she probably had a seizure, but there was nothing they could do about it at that moment unless I wanted to pay tons of money to have her scanned and get a full evaluation. Call me cheap, but the vet made it clear she wasn't dying, so I opted not to have her all checked out. Before we left he wanted to make sure she ate, since she hadn't eaten all day. She ate the medicated food he gave her, so he sent us on our way.

On the way home she was still pretty out of it. I stopped to pick up a pizza across the street from our neighborhood and left her in the car for literally five minutes. While I was inside Domino's she threw up all over my car. Yes, it was just as gross as you can imagine, but I started freaking out again because I wanted to know what was wrong with her.

I called the vet back and asked if it was normal that she throw up the medicated food and he said no and I should bring her back first thing in the morning.

I got home and was bawling again because I'm her mother and I guess that's what mothers do?! I had Chris take her inside and I cleaned my car. Chris is a wimp when it comes to puke, so I took one for the team.

The rest of Friday night I laid with and cuddled. She slept right by me so I could make sure I would hear her if anything happened.

Saturday morning we woke up and I could tell she was hungry. I fed her a little bit and she scarfed it down. I let her have her normal portion and she ate every last bite.

We called the vet before our appointment and they said if she was eating then we could just monitor her.

All day Saturday she was pretty pitiful. She was just lethargic and not her normal self. It crushed me every time I saw her sad eyes.

Sunday was like a brand new day and we finally got glimpse of our girl back. She had more spunk and was willing to play with Wrigley. She ate and went to the restroom like normal. I finally had some relief that she was on the mend.

Thanks to all of you who text and sent your well wishes on IG. The prayers were heard and my girl is back to her old silly self now! But, Bailey, let's not pull those shenanigans anymore, okay? Your Mom almost had a heart attack!

Has this ever happened to your pup?

Linking up with Leann and Kimberlee!

23 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you had such a frightening weekend. As a mom to two furry babies I would have reacted the exact same way. I hope your sweet baby does not have another episode and that maybe it was a one time thing. Keep us posted.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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    1. Thanks sweet ladies! Everything has been okay so far. Hoping it was a one time thing!

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  2. It is literally so scary when something happens to our furbabies--I think its one of the worst things because they can't communicate what is wrong! We are going through problems with our one pug Geno--and it has been so much stress and worry--so truly I feel ya! I am so glad to hear Bailey is doing better :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  3. That is so so scary but I am so glad she is on the mend!! Prayers for you guys!

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  4. I know that had to be so scary...it's so hard when they can't tell communicate how they are feeling. Hope it was just some crazy fluke and she will be back to normal this week.

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    1. It's the worst! I just want her to tell me what's wrong :( Luckily she has been okay ever since. Hopefully it was a one time thing! thanks for your concern!

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  5. Poor thing! We went through a very similar experience with our lab 3 years ago (he's 7 now) and found out that he has epilepsy. Not much to do for him until he would start having seizures daily, for which they can provide a medication. Now his seizures are sporadic, maybe 3-5 a year, some are mild but he's had a few grand mal that are really scary. We just love on him and try to lay towels under him because he usually does lose control of his bladder/bowels. For food, our vet told us to boil plain, shredded chicken with white rice. It's a filling meal but very easy on their stomachs.
    Good luck with your sweet girl :)

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    1. Thanks for the advice, and concern!! She got lots of plain turkey last week :)

      I'm hoping it was a one time thing!

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  6. Oh sweet girl, I can't even imagine. Well, actually I can because Gus was super sick after we first got him and we couldn't figure out what was wrong with him. It is the worst feeling. Hopefully, this was just a freak thing and she will be okay. Hang in there and hoping she is outside running around right now.

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  7. The same thing happened to us the day of our wedding rehearsal with Harley. It was terrifying and made for an anxious honeymoon :( As you know he is perfectly fine and healthy today :)

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    1. Good to know :) She has been fine ever since, so I'm hoping it was a one time thing!

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  8. Poor thing! :( Pet stuff is so scary!

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  9. That is scary!! I never understood how people could become so attached to their dogs until I had a dog that lived in the house with me (my family always had dogs but they stayed outside). You develop such an incredible bond. I'm so glad to hear everything is ok now and I hope this was just a one time thing!!

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    1. Same with me! I grew up with outside dogs and never felt this attached to them!

      She has been fine, so crossing my fingers it was a one time thing! Thanks for your concern!

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  10. I tear up all over again reading what happened to her :( Poor baby girl...I'm so glad she was feeling more like herself yesterday. Scariest thing ever, but she has amazing parents to take such good care of her.

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  11. So glad she is back to her normal self! I don't have dogs (allergies) but I've had kids throw up all of a sudden and it scares me so much. That lethargic look is also so scary... again so glad she's better!

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    1. So scary!! She has been fine ever since, so hoping it was a one time thing!

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  12. They are our babies!!!!! I would have been freaking out too girl. And trust me, I am cheap. They overcharge for all kinds of stuff at the vet, so I only go if an emergency and after I've exhausted all I could do. I am SO glad she is doing better. Always a scary thing. Much puppy love from my crew to yours <3

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  13. Oh my gosh!! I am so happy she is better.

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  14. Oh wow what an ordeal! I'm so happy she's better!

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  15. Ugh poor baby!! I am going through the same exact thing with my pup! She had a seizure about 8 months ago and then that was it. We did some reseach and saw that if it doesn't happen within the next 5 days again she should be okay. Then in the beginning of October she had another one and I took her to the vet the next day. We didn't think she would have another one again so quickly, but last week she had another. :( It is absolutely horrible to watch them go through that. Now everytime she moves weird or makes a strang noise I run over to her and make sure she is okay. She is my baby.. literally! I know exactly what you're going through if you need any advice or have any questions. Glad she is feeling better already!

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  16. Awww poor Bailey :( Glad she's doing better now. So scary.

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  17. OMG I am so glad she is ok! I can't even imagine if something like this happened to my dog. He is my baby. I would have freaked out too and headed straight for the vet. You are such a good dog mamma and Bailey is lucky to have you and Chris to take care of her!

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