Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Poor Ponch!

Poncho, our sweet cocker, had another seizure this morning. Most of you probably didn't even know, but he had one several months back. This one was worse, but not what our vet considered a full seizure (he remained conscious). We had some blood work done, which should rule out other causes, but the vets are pretty sure it is epilepsy. =(

And they told us they won't do any treatment until he is having them more regularly (e.g. 6-8 times each year). And it sounds like it is inevitable that it will progress, we just don't know how fast.

So he is fine - but sounds like this will be an ongoing problem throughout the years. And just pretty scary for us in general. If anyone has any knowledge about this subject, please let me know! We are waiting his blood test results tomorrow and doing a bit of research to see what, if anything, we can do. He should live a pretty normal life, and I think if we are lucky, it might progress very slowly and it might never get bad enough to require meds. I'll keep my fingers crossed for that...


Leslie said...

Poor baby--hopefully he won't have any more for awhile, or maybe even any more at all.

Dana said...

Poor Poncho! I'm so sorry to hear about this. It's hard to hear not-so-great news about a pet. I'll tell Chevy and Maggie to say their prayers for him :-) This probably isn't going to do much for his depression huh? Kiss him for me!