My old Boxer having siezures - I don't know what to do
Jake, my 11yo Boxer, had his first seizure back in October. Jake and Lola, his 3 yo sister, where playing really hard and he lost his footing on the new slippery floor (new house, stained concrete). It looked like he went into a panic because he couldn't get back up and then went very still and then recovered with his tail wagging. the entire episode lasted not longer than a minute. I was very freaked out, I thought he was dying. But when he was back to normal so quickly I never even thought about it being a seizure.
Three weeks ago it happened again. This time he was just casually walking in the backyard and he just fell over. Again, the whole thing only lasted a minute from the time he fell over to getting back up on his feet. A moment of disorientation and then totally back to normal. I knew then it was a seizure, both times.
I immediately made a vet appt for that afternoon. The vet took some blood and it was sent to the lab. A few days later my vet calls with the results. Jake's blood was completely normal including the thyroid. Then my vet goes on to tell me that since the blood test was normal and considering the age and breed of my dog, the chances of a brain tumor are very likely but we can't know that for sure without a brain scan.
I told my vet that I was way more interested in my dogs quality of life over quantity of life. Jake has no idea how long of a life he has. He only knows if he's safe, well fed and has companionship - In other words, loved. So my vet said, in that case, the best thing we can do for him is continue to give him love and don't treat him at all - not even the seizures since he recovers so quickly and the meds can cause a decrease in Jake's quality of life.
That was 10 days ago. In that time Jake has had four more seizures. They never last more than a minute, he recovers very fast and he has no other symptoms of any kind.
I'm feeling neglectful. I'm feeling like I should be doing something for him. I'm I doing right by him? I don't want my selfish feelings of guilt and loss to interfere with Jake's best interests.
He's pretty old for a Boxer and he's slowed down significantly over the last year but he's still willing to give me a kidney bean (Boxer owners know what this is!) when I say, "Are you a pretty boy?"
Sorry this is so long. I'm just in anguish right now. Any words of wisdom?
Here's a pic of my babies. Lola on the left and Jake on the right: