She seems to be fine today.
I took her back into Doc's yesterday and they gave me a shitload of phenobarbital with instructions to give her a tablet and a half twice a day, with the warning that it may take 2-3 days before it took effect, and that she'd be heavily drugged until her little body developed a resistance.
Shit, you don't need to tell me about building up a resistance to a drug. I'm an expert.
Anyway, I dosed her when we got home and guess what? She hasn't had a seizure since. I don't know if she just had an isolated cluster or if the drugs worked their magic or what, but I'll take what I can get.
As far as her being drugged, she was a little out of it after her first dose, but yesterday evening and today she seems perfectly normal as far as her activity level goes.
She's been a bit clingy yesterday and today, but she's always been a bit of an attention whore so there's that too. Last night she slept right up against me, something she ordinarily doesn't do - most of the time she sleeps on her pad next to the bed, but occasionally she'll sleep in my bed, but down at the foot.
She's been dead off on my heels all morning, following me everywhere, and between Lisa and myself, she's getting plenty of attention.
Now, for everybody that offered reasons that may have caused her seizures: I don't use or keep pesticides or herbicides on my property just because I have dogs and they tend to graze. Their heartworm medicine is Interceptor Plus, bought from my vet. I don't put flea collars on them, I use drops on the back of their necks - I'm too lazy to get up and look at which brand it is, but I also get that from the vet. I ruled that out because they get their tick drops and heartworm meds on the 1st day of the month and her seizures started at the end of the month.
Myself, I figured (and it's a very real possibility) that she has a brain tumor or spinal lesion, but there's nothing I can do about that other than keeping her comfortable. The expense for both the imaging and surgery combined is something I can't handle financially and to be honest, she's 12-14 years old, right at the end of her lifespan. I know it sounds cold, but I can't imagine putting her through the surgery just to keep her alive for another 6 months or year, and who knows if her quality of life would be good after all that.
So, there it is. I'm hoping for the best and if the past 24 hours are any indication, my hopes are being realized.