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We are just back from the vet and overall, everything looks good, but at 4:00 AM Sunday morning, Quinn had a seizure. He was on our bed; it woke us up and sent Gracie running for cover. The convulsions were strong, and he foamed and drooled heavily, but he didn't lose bowel or bladder control, and it lasted only about a minute. He was of course quite confused and a bit dazed for awhile afterwards, but he rebounded quickly and was acting completely normal by mid-morning.
The blood-work didn't show anything alarming and all vitals are normal. HOWEVER, he does now test positive for the tick born disease, anaplasmosis, so he is now on a course of antibiotics. Those ticks!! While this can lead to seizures, he hasn't had it long enough and his platelet level isn't low enough for that to be the case.
We now just have to keep tabs and track any future seizures. If they are infrequent and of short duration, we will do nothing beyond the monitoring. There is also the possibility that this was isolated. I will pray for that.
We were at the vet for over 2 hours and I think he loved every minute of it. He got oohhhed and aahhhed over and got lots of pets and even a couple of hugs and kisses! Now he is sacked out, just exhausted from his big adventure. He is such a good, sweet boy. I hope in the long run, this turns out to be next to nothing.