|Tilly on the left, with her best friend and walking buddy, Dilwyn (Tills and Dills)|
Over the last few weeks, we have been worried about our darling little Tilly~dog. I haven't wanted to speak of it...haven't been able to.
She has been having seizures. On Sunday evening she had a bad one, then immediately went into a worse one, and then again. Nothing I did worked....Reiki, Craniosacral,....and really I was too distraught to be able to centre myself to be effective. Taking her to our vet, who is a friend and who Tilly adores, was traumatic, and we were very relieved to reach there. We were at the surgery for over two hours and she had been given sedation, which she reacted adversely to, pacing and crying, the opposite of the effect it was supposed to have.
This continued after we came home, and I stayed up with her all night while she paced compulsively, unsteady on her legs, not recognising me at all, not wanting comfort or contact of any kind. This was so distressing because she is normally very cuddly and affectionate. Finally, at 5.30am she gave in when I held her and fell asleep for an hour. Her behaviour was such that I was really scared that she had had brain damage, but when I spoke to Billa a few hours later, she reassured me it was caused by the drugs.
I asked My Man to dowse the Bach Flower Remedies and made up a treatment bottle for her. The effect was immediate...of course it was, and if I had managed to get myself to think straight, and used them immediately, it would probably have given her and me a lot more peaceful night too.....it's playing on my mind that I fell apart as I did. The pacing stopped and she slept for most of the day - Monday. We have been using them along with the tablets that she is on and she has been becoming more and more 'our Tilly' thankfully. Today, she has, so far, even been clear of the mini fits which involve just her head and mouth. She is asleep on my lap as I type this, one handed, with her head tucked under my arm :~)
I have emails and comments to respond to, and will get to them, but I'm still staying in the living room with her at night, sleeping when she sleeps, but very lightly....you know how it is when you are nursing someone who is ill.....and I'm tired....Ha! as Jude would say!