Good vibes for Eddie please...

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by Mdawn, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. tomcat

    tomcat New Member

    Hi MDawn...sorry for the delayed response, but I wanted to let you know 1) Loki and my family are sending lots of good love your way and 2) I wanted to share with you some GREAT information that our DVMs at PetDocsOnCall gave to some folks about seizures in general.

    Here is the link to the thread...http://forums.petdocsoncall.com/showthread.php?t=174&highlight=seizure. It's a little bit of a read, but it can sure help you understand things a little more.

    Good luck...do keep us posted!!

    T
     
  2. Mdawn

    Mdawn New Member

    Thanks for the good vibes and for the link you posted. It did give me some 'food for thought' in terms of sudden changes in his behavior.

    That I'm going to have to do some thinking on...

    There is one incident off the top of my head that kind of has me scratching my head over and thinking..."Hmmmmmmm...."
     
  3. Renee

    Renee New Member

    How's Eddie doing?
     
  4. Mdawn

    Mdawn New Member

    Thanks for asking. :)

    Sadly, he had another episode the 18th. This one was much more mild though. He didn't fall over and convulse. He paced in a circle 5 or 6 times and then stumbled around while foaming at the mouth. I might be taking him to another vet for a second opinion. I still don't think he's to the point that he needs meds though but would like to hear what another vet has to say. It lasted about a minute and a half. It took him about that long to recover after as well. Then he went and laid down for a little bit. He didn't seem disoriented after really, just a little stressed out with heavy panting and was a little clingy.
     
  5. Renee

    Renee New Member

    Have you got something you can keep easily accessible so you can film if he has more episodes? That can be a huge help to a vet.

    Give him a hug for me.
     
  6. Mdawn

    Mdawn New Member

    I have a camera that will record video, not good quality video but it would be better than nothing. I wanted to record him if I got the chance and already had a plan to do it. Mr. Uallis, however, knocked a drink over on my desk and soaked my camera and keyboard. The camera has since "dried out" and still thankfully works.
     
  7. Renee

    Renee New Member

    Uallis, I take it then, has some issues with being spied on? :D
     
  8. Mdawn

    Mdawn New Member

    That is only one of Uallis's many issues. The dog is a heathen. ;)
     
  9. Renee

    Renee New Member

    You say that like it's a bad thing :scared2:
     
  10. Mdawn

    Mdawn New Member

    Just wanted to update:

    Eddie has been seizure free since July. :D He's been doing great!
     
  11. Barb

    Barb Member

    I'm so happy to hear this.

    Just to let you know, our cat has had 3 seizures over a 2 year period. My vet said that there is a chance that he may outgrow it as some animals outgrow their seizures. I hope this is true for both Eddie and my cat.
     
  12. Renee

    Renee New Member

    That is great to hear! Hope it continues.
     
  13. Mdawn

    Mdawn New Member

    I haven't been around in awhile but just wanted to update anyone who is interested in how Eddie, my Lab, has been doing.

    Sadly, April 24th he had another episode. It was the first time that after that he seemed disoriented to the point to that I don't think he knew who I was. I ran to him and by the time I got to him it was over. But when I reached out my hand to him slowly, he shied away from me.

    He goes to the vet next month and I have a few things I want to discuss with him. Namely, plants. It seems like a possibility to me considering that the last episode that he had was last July. He was fine all winter long, then when it starts to warm up he has one again. I don't use any chemicals on our property, namely because we have a well and anything we'd put on our yard would go into the water. The only thing that we have used recently was something to kill Carpenter Bees. I've even thought that he could be eating dead bees that were killed using the spray that we used even though we make sure to sweep up and dispose any that fall on the ground dead. Another thing that I want to talk with him about is whether heat induced seizures could be a possibility. And lastly, I want the vet to see if there is anything wrong with Eddie's throat. In all the episodes that he's had, that I've seen, he always vomits. My boyfriend has speculated that really all Eddie has to do is vomit and it gets stuck in his throat, cutting off his airway, thus the stumbling around, etc that Eddie does; that in reality its not a seizure at all but that he's just to the point that's he's going to pass out from a blocked airway.

    So I thought that I'd just update to let everyone know what is going on with Eddie. :)
     
  14. Renee

    Renee New Member

    It sounds like you guys are really doing your homework and thinking about all the possible triggers. Best of luck to you and Eddie -- and the vet! Thanks for updating.
     

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