I would be also. In fact I was in just the same state when Maxie, my 6 yr old briard, started having grand mal seizures. I was afraid to leave him for a moment. Judi gave you some *very* sage advise. Try to heed it, if you can. It will help both you and Oscar. I'm sure he is as attached to you as he is to you...if not more! He will sense your fear and internalize it...it is what animals do best, that is one reason why they make such wonderful companions. Stay calm and strong for both of you. Sit with him while reading or listening to restful music...Mozart is good for this as well as Vivaldi. Or find some healing music for you both to listen to.
Hugs to you both, and much love.
From: marciahibberd <marciahibberd@...
To: feline-heart <firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Thu, Nov 11, 2010 7:51 am
Subject: [FH] Oscar had another 'turn'
I hope this email finds you and your furbabies well.
Oscar had another 'episode' this morning. The cardio thinks it might be a combination of heart rhythm problems (not enough blood to brain) and a clot.
He's okay now but a bit depressed. We're upping his dose of atenolol to twice a day, which will hopefully stop his recent 5am wake-ups.
I'm in a state of absolute terror that he'll just drop down. Does anyone have any advice to help me cope emotionally, and stop following the poor boy around?
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