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Old January 26th, 2010, 10:48 AM
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Another seizure

Tommy had another one last night, lasted about 2.5-3 minutes. Combined with all of his history and other issues it doesn't really look good, although we wouldn't know without an mri but we've always known that a tumour was a good possibility. He wandered around most of the night staring at walls and howling in fear and confusion because he didn't know where he was. We'll be seeing our vet on Thursday and in the meantime we're just trying to figure out what Tommy wants and what is best. We keep asking him to tell us if he's had enough.

We love him so much. We've moved heaven and earth to get him this far, spent tens of thousands of dollars, researched for thousands of hours, tried so many alternative methods, seen so many specialists, we'd never spare anything that could help him. How do you know when enough is enough?

He spends his days sleeping in his crate or in his bed. He won't play with toys anymore. He gets no pleasure from food, some days not bothering to eat at all. He'll stalk his treats, barking and howling at them, putting on a real clown show! Other times he ignores the treats for most of the day. Sometimes he'll just wander in circles for ages until you stop him. He forgets where the walls are and ends up staring at a corner until you call him away. He's scared to jump off the footstool or the step outside, sometimes scared to get down off a curb. He loves to snuggle up and jumps up on the footstool or couch to curl up at our feet or in our laps, and sleeps all snuggled up with us all night long. He's the best furry kisser ever.

I guess reading that tells me exactly where his quality of life is. Lately he's been snuggling with us ever so much more than he used to, and I wonder if he's trying to say something. I don't want to give up on him. I don't want him to suffer. He is my baby boy.

He's only 3. Please just think of us over the next few days, and hope that we have the strength to make whatever decisions need to be made.
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