Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fuji's Driver's Licence has been revoked......

It seems like Fuji experienced a couple of seizures this morning.   Although she was her usual perky self this morning at ate a full breakfast,  this kids noticed she was acting very strangely shortly after she ate.    "Mom!  Fuji's shaking!" 

After two epsiodes of this wiggley behavior, she had some trouble getting up and keeping her butt in the right place. After about 5 minutes she seemed back to normal, but it was pretty unsettling, so we took her to the vet.

Over the past few weeks, Fuji has had increasing trouble getting up the stairs. At ten years old, we chalked it up to arthritis.    Last night she was being extra cuddly and peaceful on my lap;  a sure sign that she wasn't feeling right.  But we now know that she's lost 2 pounds.   She checked out pretty well on her exam, with no apparent neurological deficits, suggesting she did not have a stroke.  The vet called back to let us know all of her blood work was completely normal, so that rules out a metabolic cause for the seizures.    Sadly, that leaves one likely scenario:  a tumor or lesion of the brain.

Of course, there is no way to know how quickly the problem will progress.  So while we do need to take back her driver's licence, we plan on spoiling her ridonkulously for as long as we can.

Anyone have any experience with pug seizures?   We'd love to hear any suggestions on keeping the Foo safe and comfortable. 


Sequoia & Petunia said...

Dearest Fuji,

I had my license revoked a long times ago. I get strolled around in my red Tuni 'wagon' (stoller) which is much betters.


We don't have any knowledge on this subjest but we wish Fuji the best, she is so sweet and loving.

PugMoon - with, Bandit, Paisley, & Smokey pugs and their Mom Paula - PAPugMom said...

Oh how worrisome! Definitely keep little Fuji in my well puggy thoughts and prayers. Our babies do not deserve such nasty things happening to them when all they have ever given was love. Spoil them while we can.

My Smokey has syncope but we have never been able to determine what causes it, even after the specialist tests & visits. Fortunately I have learned the triggers and have been able to keep them at bay for over 6 mos now. He is only 2 yrs.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We do not have any experience with those kinds of issues either.
But of course we send all the postive thoughts and love to Fuji, that we can muster up!
We know how concerned you are feeling- my moms would feel the same way.
Sending love

Salinger The Pug said...

Oh no! Poor FOO! I wish we had something to offer to you, but all we can say is that the spoiling sounds like a fabulous idea!

Give her lots of kisses from us and keep us posted!

S-Dog (and peeps)

Yoda and Brutus said...

I don't have any experience with this, but wishing all the best for Fuji...

Will keep Fuji in our thoughts and prayers!

Pugs & Kisses,

Cindy, Yoda & Brutus

Becky said...

Epilepsy is common in pugs, did the vet say anything about that. I wish your Fuji the best and give her our love. hope they come up with an answer soon. From my Fuji to yours, love and hugs!

Stubby said...

Poor little Foo! I don't know anything about seizures but I have vestibular disease and it was diagnosed after I had an episode that Mom and Dad thought was a seizure. I was shaking and tilting my head strangely. They freaked out and rushed me to the vet. This happened when I was about 10.

I'm sending good vibes to Foo and praying for her.

Stubby xoxo

Anna the GSD said...

Fuji, I hope you feel better soons! But take advantage of being spoiled rotten by your peoples!

Hugs and kisses!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am just checking in sending more love and good thoughts for my friend Fuji
love to all of you

Anonymous said...

Oh no Fuji!! I hope the vet figures something out.. all i can think of is scary brain problems.. but it could be something else! maybe pug epilepsy? take care og yourself!

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Poor, sweet Fuji!!! I am so sorry to hear about this development!! =( Please tell your momma to keep us updated on how you are doing.