Thursday, 19 April 2012

In which there is a hypoglycaemic seizure

Pet update – Tess cat had a really frightening hypoglycaemic seizure on Sunday night! 

It started about 5pm when we noticed she was mazing her head from left to right, right to left continually, as if she couldn't see what was in front of her. Within half and hour she started to wobble on her feet and eventually collapsed and started to breathe very badly - I thought she was a goner.

The out of hours vet was operating on a dog and couldn't see us for a couple of hours, so Mr P looked up hypo attacks on the internet and we gave her lots of honey and food, which seemed to help.

When we got to the vet she still had very low blood sugar and funny eye and head movements - he injected loads of glucose and looked in her eyes - he thought she had a detached retina.

So I slept in the lounge with her on Sunday night, and kept waking up to check on her.  In the morning she as right as rain! I took her to the vet on Monday morning and her blood sugar was normal and her eyes were fine, no wobbling or funny head movements.  We don't know if it was a seizure caused by low blood sugar, or low blood sugar bought on by a seizure - her food and meds were normal so heavens know why this happened.

Anyway - she's a bit quiet but fine.  She’s been shaved for injections and catheters in so many places that she looks very sorry for herself! 

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