Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Bit of A Stressful Weekend

Rilley received his 5th vaccine on Thursday and seemed just fine. To err on the side of caution we decided to have him stay with Dr. Ewing on Friday since I wouldn't be home. Again no problems. We thought we were in the clear once again with any problems.

Then on Friday night we were watching television with Rilley happily snoring next to us when he starts to twitch. At first we took no notice as he often twitches in his sleep. Something seemed different though ... the twitching was lasting longer than usual and when we tried to wake him up he wasn't startling awake as he normally would. I must admit I started to panic a bit. Thankfully in these situations Roy is calm. After some coaxing with food he soon bounced back and seemed fine. I emailed Dr. Pluhar and she said that if he did have a seizure it wouldn't be unexpected with the later vaccines to see breakthrough seizure activity. She explained that such seizures would be caused by brain inflammation from the vaccine. The next morning he still seemed a little out of sorts though and would just sit there and stare blankly into space.

Happily he seems back to his normal self and is begging for food as he normally does. This morning he tried to steal everyone's pancakes at breakfast which is the Rilley we know and love.

So it is off to Minnesota on Wednesday for his MRI and appointment to see Dr. Pluhar on Thursday. I am excited and a bit nervous to see the results but looking forward to seeing Dr. Pluhar and what she has to say.

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