Hobkin Update: More Seizures

Thanks for all the supportive, concerned comments from everyone. They’re very much appreciated.

Hobkin had another seizure on Saturday night at 9PM and then a series of them on Sunday and early this morning. The seizures are much shorter in duration than the first one, and he’s not agitated after them, just exhausted and a bit skittish. We’ve started him on diazepam, but while it seems to be increasing the time between them, it’s not stopping them, and between the diazepam and the seizures, he’s utterly wiped out. He wasn’t interested in breakfast this morning, not even a cricket, and his breathing has become labored and wheezy. Didn’t want to put him back on the furosemide if he’s not eating.

Bringing him to the vet first thing this morning.

Matthew and I had the “quality of life” discussion last night. We didn’t decide anything, but it’s at the forefront of our minds. I’m trying to stay clear-headed and calm for Hobkin’s sake. It’s hard. We’ll see what today brings.

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22 Responses to Hobkin Update: More Seizures

  1. gillpolack says:

    Still sending supportive thoughts your way.

  2. threeoutside says:

    More hugs. We know you’ll know what the right thing to do is. Hobkins knows he’s loved. We know how hard this all is. *many many hugs*

  3. I know that whatever you choose to do, you will go forward with compassion and love.

    You are in my thoughts, all of you.

  4. mrissa says:

    I will be thinking of you today and hoping for the best.

  5. j_cheney says:

    I’m sorry you’re having to go through this..,

    Matt and I have had the “QOL” talk several times since November. We know it’s a matter of time for Mr. Loki…so I can sympathise….

  6. alankria says:

    Hobkin is in my thoughts.

  7. Wishing good thoughts for Hobkin.

  8. dragonmyst says:

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you folks. It is never easy to make those decisions.

    I will say I cannot look at or think of skunks in the same way, without thinking of Hopkin and what a wonderful friend he has been for you. Give him a gentle pet for me.

    • elmwood says:

      Sending good thoughts your way and to Hobkin. He’s obviously a much loved little fellow and I know that you will do what is best for him.

  9. samhenderson says:

    Blessings on you all, Eugie.

  10. n_decisive says:

    I am so sorry that you’re going through this. Well wishes and love to you all.

  11. xjenavivex says:

    ::hugs you tight::

  12. shaolingrrl says:

    Oh, jeeze. *much hugs and love for the whole family*

  13. musingaloud says:

    Oh noes! So sorry! It’s a very hard time. So let me just give you a

    ((Big Hug))

  14. I am so sorry. This is the hardest choice to face. *HUGS*

  15. kittymel says:

    sending lots of love hugs and good thoughts to you and your little fur baby

  16. pyanfar says:

    you are all in my thoughts…

  17. spitgirl says:

    I can’t even begin to imagine the feelings you’re going through right now… *hugs*

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