Yesterday I was met with some devastating events and learned the severity of dogs ingesting coffee grounds.
The morning started off like normal, So we opened the back door and left it open so the dogs could come in and out. My roommate moved out so Tim and I were painting one of the rooms so we could get it ready for the dogs. We opened the windows so we could keep an eye on the dogs.
Tim went into the kitchen and told me he caught Spock in the trash. We went and cleaned it up and put it out on the front porch. A while later I went into the kitchen to git a drink and saw timber sitting on the back porch just shaking. I grabbed her and started running for the door. Tim screamed. Harley, get harley she's shaking too. By the time we got to the car, timber was in full on convulsions.
I called my sister and told her to to go check on the others. She said Spock wasn't acting right so she rushed him to me at the emergency vet clinic along with the other two so we could keep an eye on them.
Spock started convulsing shortly after arriving, but Harley never went into full convulsions. Timber wasn't responding to anything. She was already gone. Alive but not. Her temp was 107 and we couldn't get it down. They gave spock more medicine, but he wasn't getting any better either. They sedated him.
We had to euthanize timber. Spock started coming out the sedative and his convulsions were starting back. The vet said that his prognosis wasn't good at all. And I had to make another hard desicion and say good bye to my baby, my heart.
We even decided to put harley to sleep and when they brought her in to say good bye she put her nose to Tim's chin like she was going to lick him. So the vet tech put her on the floor and she ran straight to Tim and jumped in his lap. We knew then that we might be able to save her. We brought her home and now we are sitting her with her. She finally drank a bit of water but she keeps throwing up so we are hoping that is a good thing.
Harley, the lone survivor will have multiple visits to monitor her neurological signs and the cost of vet care can be astronmical.