Thursday, August 28, 2008


i'm sad, our Golden Retriever, Kirby, had a seizure today. she's at the vet right now to find out what's going on. she's older, 12, so i am sure that plays into it.
update: kirby is staying overnight for some bloodwork and a chest xray. apparently in a dog her age, a stroke or brain tumor would not be uncommon. she was very upset about being left there. jeff and dillon said it was really hard to leave her. man i hate this stuff. so hard.
another update: her chest xray was good, no masses or anything weird. her blood pressure was high, but that could be due to stress; so they were going to check it later. she's going to be put on phenobarbital to control future seizures. they were still waiting on her blood tests. since we opted not to do a cat scan, we won't know for sure if she has a brain tumor, but there's a high chance she might. if she did it would mean biospies, chemo/radiation/surgery and we don't want to put her through that. we will just have to deal with things as they come. we get to take her home tomorrow. poor Pepper, our westie, has been beside herself. Kirby is mommy to her and she's always attached to Kirby's side.


  1. Kecia,

    I'm so sorry to hear about Kirby. We are so fortunate to be animal lovers and have them in our lives. I'll be sending good thoughts his way.


  2. sending healing thoughts and lots of love from good manor...please keep me in the loop....

  3. I am sending a big hug and lots of love your way...I know how much our beloved pets become a part of the family. I've got 3 pugs. I miss you and appreciate the comments you posted on my blog. I see you've got a lot going on in your life're a wonderful person, and I'm soooo glad we met. Please keep in touch, ok? I'm thinking of you.

  4. Kecia - I'm sorry to hear about Kirby. What a beautiful gal! I hope she pulls through. It's never easy when they get old -- if only they could tell us what hurts.

  5. I hope this gives a little encouragement, we had a lab mix that began having seizures late in life, once we got the phenabarbitol dose down, she lived to be 17 almost 18 yrs old!! She was truly one of the most loving dogs we ever had and we never figured out what was causing her seizures. So I pray that Kirby lives to be older than that and continues to enrich your life!!-Sandra


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