July 10th 2012
I just want to cry right now. My emotions are all over the place. Vegas has been lethargic today, if that's even the right word. He's been pacing in a slow pattern..not really displaying the typical preictal symptoms he normally does. So I don't know if he's going to have a seizure tonight or not. He's been in and out of the backyard, walking the perimeter and in and out of his pool. Very low energy stuff.
He's been on a drug called clorazepate for 2 weeks. He is no longer on diazepam. Since the switch, his daily facial seizures have just about disappeared. I've only witnessed one episode since.
A few weeks ago Vegas decided (with O's help) to tear apart the plastic pool. Apparently it's no longer cool to have a slide, so they tore it apart. We are redoing our yard and ran out of 'recycle bin' room, so we used the pool as a temporary grass dump. After emptying it...there was some wet grass still hanging around the pool bottom in clumps. Almost like a compost..smelly and fermenting. Well, Vegas was either sniffing it or eating it...I'm not sure. When I approached him, he lost his balance and ended up in the icky grass. No way was I letting him into bed smelling like rotting grass. Into the tub he went. Vegas usually does pretty well in the tub. If he shakes, he sometimes loses his balance. This is the first time that he didn't even care to get up. He could NOT keep his feet underneath him. He tried and fell over sideways into the soap...getting it on his face. I don't 'stop' the water...so when he fell, it was in 1/4 inch of water and soap. He just laid there. I was fine with that, I didn't want him to fall again. Once out of the tub, I started to dry him..had him wrapped in a towel. He tried to shake and ended up on his side. He is suffering from Ataxia so badly! I'm downloading a video for his dr right now, which I will also post here since I use this for documentation.
I moved him out of the bathroom and started to dry him again. He was so out of it..that's when I turned on my camera. The rest I will let you watch.