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Monday, 11 June 2012

Poorly Pinkie

Apologies for my rather long absence, I do hope you all enjoyed the Jubilee weekend?  We had a lovely time including a ride on a steam train which I will blog about soon.  This weekend however has been one we would rather forget!

Pinkie one of our youngest Pugs has been diagnosed with epilepsy.  She started having seizures on Friday night and we rushed her to the vets.  Thankfully we live only 40 minutes away from Pride Specialist Veterinary hospital in Derby and to cut a long story short, she has been in there for the past three days and nights.  After a very worrying weekend the vet looking after her has just phoned me to say that it is epilepsy. We are relieved somewhat which sounds terrible as the other two options that we were told it might be were too terrible to even contemplate! So hopefully she will stabilise on medication and we can bring her home tomorrow.  I cannot begin to imagine how parents cope with a child with epilepsy as it is very distressing to see a dog having seizures let alone your child.  Even though I have nursed people with epilepsy and witnessed seizures in humans  it is still a shocking experience.  We are looking forward to having her home as it is strange with just four naughty Pugs!
Jo xx


  1. Hello Jo,
    I am so sorry you have had such a horrible experience with Pinkie's illness. I know how much she means to you and we just want our dogs to be fit and well. I hope you have her home tomorrow and feeling stabilised and back to herself again. xxx

  2. hope all soon resumes to normal
    ps I saw a t-shirt yesterday with the slogan Pugs not Drugs!

  3. Hi Jo, I hope Pinkie is stable soon, bet the others are missing her.
    Linda xx

  4. Oh Jo im so sorry to read your news. I hope the medication will work for her and that she settles down to normal life again. Big hugs, dee xx

  5. Oh poor Pinkie and poor you too Jo.
    I bet the other pugs are missing her...no doubt she will get a big welcome from them when she comes home.
    Julie x

  6. So sorryvPinkie. All our feets are crossed
    Benny & Lily

  7. One of my school kids is epileptic - she tells me it gives her a 'hangover' (she is very droopy and sleepy the next day). Hope Pinkie takes it in her stride, and you too. Take care of her! x

  8. Oh sorry Pinkie is poorly...
    Have fingers and toes crossed for her recovery!
    I hate it when our pets get sick,take care...
    Maria x

  9. Sorry to hear about Pinky,one of my dogs also has epilepsy and I agree its very distressing,however Teddy lives with it and has done for many years now,hope Pinky is on the mend soon xx

  10. Oh Jo!!
    I'm so sorry Pinkie has epilepsy! GGgrrrr to Epilepsy is what I say!
    It must have been awful to see her have seizures the first time, and my heart goes out to you all.

    Pinkie will be home soon, and medication does generally help! It may leave her feeling a bit groggy though -bless her.

    You take care, and give Pinkie a big hug from me too!
    Sending you love and great big hug for yourself :o)

  11. Sending prayers and good wishes to you and Pinkie.

    Hope she is home soon to join her family


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