Syntax, our 17 year old, went into seizures at 6 this morning. We took her to the emergency vet for Valium and now we're at her side at Her regular doctor's.
We've been at Syntax's side all day. We're recording vitals every 5 minutes.
When she's awake she is in horrible pain. No more seizures, though.
The only cause for her condition that will let her come home is an infection. No temp, but that's not conclusive.
The plan: ulrasound. If tumors in body, stop. If no tumor and she's stable at 5, xfer to overnight vet and see if antibiotics kick in.
January 10, 1992 - March 20, 2009
Syntax passed away in Geoffrey's arms this afternoon after a 12-hour illness.
She was preceded in death by her long-time companion Audit who died just two months ago.
The vet identified spleen tumors which have been growing for many months; after Audit left the pack Syntax let the disease progress and spread to where it manifested in her brain today.
Syntax was a perfect girl. She was our first: the dog that proved we wanted pets.
She is survived by 7 children, born 13 years ago. Syntax was the mother of Vector and Array in our pack.
We will miss her and will cherish her memory.