Matrix starts chasing her tail. She has never chased her tail before. I stop making the bed to watch her playfulness, she is bearing her teeth and growling. She falls over, her bowels open and her body twitches wildly. After less than a minute she stops convulsing and lies still. I pick her up and carry her to a warm soft bed on the floor by the phone while I call the emergency vet. Matrix and I cry as I dial.
While the vet questions me. Matrix stops crying and starts to walk around. Yes her breathing is normal, yes her movement is normal. She’s not dragging her back legs. Her pupils are no longer dilated. The vet advises me to keep her warm, let her eat and drink and watch her closely for an hour. The vet says it is fairly common for aging cats to have seizures.
I called mumzie. “Oh yes dear, Jason had a seizure while he was sleeping, about 4 years before he died. He hardly noticed it, I did because he emptied his bowels all over our nice new sofa, what a mess”
Peacefully, Matrix watched while I cleaned the mess.