He had a major espisode this morning at 7:00 am. At least I was home to witness it as I was not 2 weeks ago when he had 2 in one day. This one was bad. He could not stand up for about an hour and a half. The strange thing was is that he "could" focus on us (unlike a normal seizure) and he was wagging his tail the entire time. He just could not stand up and walk and if he got to standing position and tried to walk he would fall down.
Well, off we go to A&M after getting a neighbor to help us get him in the suv. The vets up there and we both agreed that it seems as if his encephalitis has returned. We both agreed that it was not worth it to put him through a spinal tap to verify and that giving him mega antibiotics at this point was not going to hurt his cancer (if he still has it) I really think this has been coming for a while. Probably what I was seeing 2 months ago when I started him on Pred. He had just totally went off Pred 4 days ago.
Anyway.............another day in the life of Mr. Tankie.......and another $350 toward the cause and of course I would pay double that to have him still here.
He is sleeping peacefully right now like the angel his is. He was a jewel at A&M as usual letting them do whatever they wanted to him.
Sandie, Tank 5/25/1998 - 07/08/2011, Orson & Sully
Thanks for the update. Yes I do want to see them. I know it hasn't been very good news as of late though. Tank is an angel, I do hope he catchs a break now and again. Hugs to you both.
Blackie and Ranger ...............................Reggie: 1996-2010 "Fly Reggie Fly"
Continued thoughts and prayers for Tankie
~Abby, Molly, and Penny (the honorary lab)
i'm sorry the news isn't better, but we appreciated the updates so much.
*hugs* for you and tankie boy.
sending lots of good thoughts for tank.
"Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend." ~ Corey Ford
i want to see tank updates-i think about him everyday. sorry you all are going thru this.
hugs and smooches to sweet mr. tank
Oh no, Sandie. That's so disappointing for Tankie! But still good news (miraculous!) that the cancer is gone.
(((((HUGS))))) to you and our dear Tank!! I think about him often, so updates are good!
Please keep the Tankie updates coming. I also think of him often and routinely say prayers for him. He is such an angel and I hope he is feeling better.
Prayers for Tank and you and your family. This is tough on all of you to deal with.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
I, for one, never get tired of hearing about Tankie.
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I'm sorry the Tank update is that he had another episode. Hope the antibiotics take care of it, and Tank gets feeling better quickly.