by Janet Blue on December 21, 2018

Sawyer seizure


Dad Tom and I thank everyone who has sent purrs, prayers and POTP for our little fellow, Sawyer.

Right now Sawyer remains hospitalized. He is being treated by a wonderful veterinarian, Dr. Maureen Noftsinger. She is the vet who saved Lily Olivia’s life after she was hit by a car. If you do not know about that incident, you can read about it here, “Lily Olivia is a Survivor.”

Dad Tom and I visited Sawyer yesterday afternoon. I held him and talked to him for a long time. He seemed content in my arms. He was responsive but quiet…definitely not his usual “piss and vinegar” self. He was agitated by a noisy dog in the waiting room and other noises.

Our regular vet, Dr. Kathryn Neel, is out of town, but I had a 20-minute conversation with her by telephone. At the conclusion of that, Dad Tom and I decided not to take Sawyer to the vet school at Virginia Tech for additional evaluation. It is cost prohibitive and findings would not change his treatment plan. A third medication (Keppra) will be added to the two (phenobarbital and Zonisimide) he is already taking. The Keppra needs to be formulated for him, and Dr. Noftsinger doesn’t want to send him home until she can get him on it and observe him. We are hoping he can start on that today. 

Dr. Noftsinger doesn’t think that Sawyer suffered any permanent or significant brain damage, but based on his level of activity when we saw him, I think it’s a bit too soon to make that determination. 
We will visit him again today with the hope of bringing him home today or tomorrow.
I will continue to post updates here. Thanks again for the support, purrs, prayers and POTP. We are sincerely grateful.
Cats of Wildcat Woods December 23, 2018 at 10:38 am

Good he is stable. Our Callie had several seizures back in May but nothing showed in her exam as the cause of them. we have had her on CBD oil since then and no more seizures. I hope they can find out what caused Sawyers. Sending good vibes’

meowmeowmans December 22, 2018 at 9:15 pm

Thank you so much for the update on Sawyer. We are keeping up our purrs and prayers, and hope that third medicine works the way the doctors hope it will. XO
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Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) December 22, 2018 at 8:51 pm

Thanks for the update. More power of the paw, healing purrs and lots of love for Sawyer. We do so hope he makes a full recovery and will be home for Christmas.
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Ruby December 21, 2018 at 11:34 pm

OH NOES! Oh Sawyer, I am keepin’ the POTP and healin’ vibes comin’ your way my pal! Ma says I needs to send some slobbery kisses to your Moms, so she isn’t so stressed ☺
Lots of AireZens comin’ your way! ♥♥
Ruby ♥
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Deziz World December 21, 2018 at 11:13 pm

Oh awnty Janet, we’re so sorry this has happened, but we’re glad he’s doin’ some better. We of course will be keepin’ him in our purrayers as well as all of you. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Harvey Button Esq. December 21, 2018 at 10:11 pm

Miss Janet,

Mum was mowing the lawn today so it looks tidy for our Summer Christmas, and Sawyer was on her mind as the sun shone. You guys matter to us and we want Sawyer to be well because he means a lot to US as well as to you.
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William's Kith & Kin December 21, 2018 at 8:25 pm

We will continue to purr for Sawyer’s speedy return to health and home.
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Jackie Avery December 21, 2018 at 5:52 pm

I continue to send love and good thoughts for Sawyer. I hope he is soon back home with you, and the medication helps him make a good recovery.
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Margaret Elmendorf December 21, 2018 at 5:33 pm

Thanks for the update. We sure send lots of good thoughts. And all cats here andTa donkeys too have there paws and hooves crossed for Sawyer. Take care.

Mary McNeil December 21, 2018 at 4:39 pm

Thank you for the update ! Purrayers and POTP for Sawyer and all of you !

The Menagerie Mom December 21, 2018 at 4:18 pm

I am so sorry you are all having to go through this. I feel like the holiday season is never fair to your beautiful family. But, you all have each other, and your kitties are so blessed to have you, Mom Janet and Dad Tom. We are most certainly sending you and Sawyer many, many, many purrs, woofs, and prayers.
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The Swiss Cats December 21, 2018 at 4:10 pm

We keep purring for Sawyer. Purrs and hugs

LP December 21, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Poor little guy. Hopefully this new treatment plan will do the trick. Sending Sawyer and you Janet and Tom, lots of love and support.

Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo

BeadedTail December 21, 2018 at 2:41 pm

We’re thankful for the update and continue to send Sawyer lots of purrs and prayers.
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Annabelle December 21, 2018 at 1:54 pm

We are so glad for the update and like everyone we purrary that Sawyer continues to improve and gets to come home today.
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Dalton/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko December 21, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Oh, we are glad to hear Sawyer is stable, but we sure hope he can get to go home real soon. He must be worried about being left alone…but he does have such great vets by the sounds of things. Will continue all our POTP, purrs and pawyers for his recovery. We sure hope that Keppra will help him.

Hugs to all, wow, you sure need them:)
((( ♥ )))
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Raven December 21, 2018 at 1:08 pm

I am so sorry to read about Sawyer being ill. I hope your little guy is stabilized soon on the new medications. Sending purrs your way.
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Canadian Cats December 21, 2018 at 12:49 pm

We are continuing with the POTP for little Sawyer. Without you and dad Tom, Sawyer wouldn’t stand a chance of surviving. More power to both of you for struggling through this time with him.

We send prayers and whisker kisses for him to become strong once again.

Shoko, Tyebe, Budd and Jean
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Eastside Cats December 21, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Your veterinarians are on the ball, and they’ll do everything possible for Sawyer. Keep your heart and mind open, and visit Sawyer with love and happiness. You are his rock. Here’s hoping he can come home SOON!
Purrs and hugs and prayers.
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Crystal December 21, 2018 at 12:19 pm

We’ll keep hoping for purring good news.
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Comedy Plus December 21, 2018 at 11:46 am

Thank you for the update. He remains in our prayers. I hope this new medicine words for him. He’s such a precious little one.

Prayers for Sawyer. Hug to you both. ♥
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The Island Cats December 21, 2018 at 11:24 am

Continuing to send Sawyer lots of purrs and love and hoping he makes a full recovery. It sounds like he’s in good paws at the hospital.
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Spitty the Kitty December 21, 2018 at 11:19 am

We continue to purr and purray for your good boy Sawyer. He may have been a little subdued and quiet, but we are sure he was *very* happy to see his People. We hope the new meds are effective and also that he gets to come home very soon. He’s a champ!
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Phyllis Schmitz December 21, 2018 at 11:15 am

Thinking of you and loving thoughts for Sawyer each day.

Etna Parker December 21, 2018 at 11:15 am

Thank you for the update. Can’t wait for Sawyer to be home again…..praying the the new medication will be a success.💖

Cathy Keisha December 21, 2018 at 11:15 am

Sending more healing purrz. I hope the #pawcircle I started works cos that’s the best medicine.
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Ellen Pilch December 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

I am praying for your sweet boy. I am glad he is doing better. Hopefully the new medicine will prevent any more seizures from happening. XO
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Lola The Rescued Cat December 21, 2018 at 9:47 am

Thank you for the update. We’ve been sending Sawyer purrs and prayers.
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The Florida Furkids December 21, 2018 at 9:46 am

Purrs and prayers continue for Sawyer. We hope the new meds do the trick and he can come home soon.

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie
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Brian Frum December 21, 2018 at 9:46 am

Thanks so much for the update, we’re sending all of our best purrs and prayers to dear Sawyer. I’m glad the new meds will be in him soon and hopefully that will help your sweet boy. Hugs from all of us here.
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The J-Cats December 21, 2018 at 9:37 am

We will continue to purr and pray for little Sawyer. Poor baby. Does the v-e-t have any idea yet what is causing the seizures?

Teddy December 21, 2018 at 9:33 am

We will keep the prayers coming and hope that the new meds got there overnight – if he can have a dose while at the E.R. they can see how he reacts to it and know if it’s safe for him to come home. At any rate, we just know the little guy will be home for Christmas with his wonderful family! We love you all……..and send a special gentle squeeze to sweet Sawyer.

Love, Pam and Teddy too
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ERin the cat December 21, 2018 at 9:32 am

Oh bless him, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with him with the hope that he will be coming home to you very soon, happy and well.
Gentle healing purrs
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Scout Charles December 21, 2018 at 9:24 am

We are continuing to send POTP,purrs and prayers that Sawyer continues to get better. We hope the new additional medicine will control he seizures. We know how frightening all this is for mom Janet,dad Tom and all of Sawyers fursibs.
Hugs and love,
Charles and family

Linda Arthur Tejera December 21, 2018 at 9:20 am

Sweet little Sawyer. Glad for the update and that they believe at this time there’s no brain damage. Prayers are continuing for his recovery and well-being. Hugs and purrs.
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