So, DH went to bed and as always he took Sammy with him. Sammy is very spoiled and so he gets to sleep in the bed with us. In fact he is so spoiled that it is weird when he is on the floor. Whenever I see him on the floor I am always asking what is wrong with him. He usually jumps off in the middle of the night, either to bug me to go outside or to get a drink of water. Then he goes to Dh side of the bed and scratches and barks, basically throwing temper tantrum, until DH wakes up and lifts him back up (our bed is too high for him to jump).
Anyway, they went to bed and I stayed up a little while longer. Next thing I know DH comes out carrying pillows. He tells me Sammy threw up on my pillow. GROSS!!! Thanks a lot dog! Instantly I know something is wrong because he is usually good about telling us when his tummy is upset because he will start licking everything. Then we let him out, he eats some grass, and then he throws up! Well not that night.
So we get everything cleaned up and then they settle back in. About an hour later, Katie Jo apparently did not want to be out done by Sammy so she has a seizure. It was pretty bad and she went to the bathroom all over herself and her doggie bed and she had tons of foam coming out of her mouth. So we have to get that cleaned up and give her a bath. Now let me tell you I am not very good with throw up or any kind of bodily function from dogs. So I am trying to clean up while gagging the whole time!
So everyone settles down after the clean up except Katie. She is just pacing and pacing. I think she was upset because I was still in the living room and DH was sleeping. After a seizure she is always full of pep and energy and she always looks so happy. Its like she is just so happy to be alive. I felt like she was going back and forth from my husband and I and looking at us as if to say, "Hey, look at me I 'm alive..YAY" then its off to the next person. Finally after about an hour and half of that she settles down and goes to sleep.
An hour later Sammy throws up on DH side of the bed. Luckily he realized in time and was able to get out of the way. Also, really happy that I have a mattress cover and it did not get through to the bed. So we have to clean that up. Then for the next 3.5 hrs Sammy will not lay down for more then 5 minutes. It is like he was a nervous wreck. He was shaking, wimpering, coughing. It was so sad! I am at this point a wreck too because I do not know what to do to make him feel better. I finally give him these calming pills that we are suppose to give him before storms or fireworks. They never work for him but I am willing to try anything at this point. After about another hour he finally falls asleep. I was waiting for the vet to open to give them a call.
I call and they were not available until Saturday. They said to watch him and if he keeps throwing up then we will need to take him to emergency. Now, in my mind I am wishing I had pet insurance. Sammy gets up and is doing just fine. He is back to his old self and just a happy dog. I think he had the flu or something. Surprisingly dogs can get the flu. I never knew that. Talked to the vet today and they said we did not need to bring him in but if he started throwing up or yelping in pain again to bring him in. thank goodness all has been fine since then. Katie has also been good since her seizure that night and thankfully has not had another. It seems to be happening more frequently now. I am afraid she probably does not have a lot of time left. :( I recently found out she was 15 almost 16 and not 13 like we thought. So she has lived a long happy life. Though ever since we got her hair cut she seems to be full of energy and a lot happier. She knows she looks cute and just prances around telling every one.
Hopefully, all is well from here on. I do not want to have another night like that with them.