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Up all night with sick Loki. :(

Poor Loki. Last night he woke me up at about 11:30, and he was not feeling well at all. As the night progressed he got worse and worse, throwing up, refusal to eat, drinking lots of water, panting, so weak he could barely stand… It was a classic full-blown “Addisonian episode”. Lisa and I took turns with him all night long, but none of us really got any sleep.

This is the first time since Loki was diagnosed with Addison’s disease and began medication for it (I guess that diagnosis was about 6 or 7 years ago) that something like this has happened. He started his electrolyte therapy (to combat elevated potassium–common in Addison dogs) a little over a week ago, so in theory he should be feeling better than ever. I’m calling the vet in a few minutes. He’s finally resting, so I’m hoping she can offer some help over the phone, as I don’t want to wake him and subject him to a car ride.

Lisa has meetings all day and I also have an incredibly busy day ahead, but thankfully nothing that requires me to leave my home office. Lack of sleep and stress has reduced my brain power to about 20%, which puts my mental abilities somewhere between that of a squirrel and a potato. Should be an interesting day…