Melvin had a rough weekend. He was unable to keep food down and then he had a mild seizure. His face started to spasm and then one of his hind legs started thrashing about (which alarmed him so he jumped up but the leg had a mind of its own and kept flailing about). After a trip to the emergency vet, we have ruled a lot out but are still not sure what it is. Most things point to neurological. Melvin has always had mild tremors in his legs however the tremors have been increasing, and with the weekend mini-seizure it is clear that we need to see a specialist.
Don’t these things always seem to happen on holiday weekends? I mean we could have had him in to see a neurologist by now and know, or have some clue about what is going on. But here we are, staring at one another with no idea at all. And poor Melvin, he is allergic to protein and grains so he cannot have boiled chicken and rice. He has to go without food. He. Is. Not. Happy.
I am not happy either. I want him well, always.
Here is my patient, passed out on top of me.
And here he is doing what he did all weekend, sleeping.