Comment by Alan outback bacon czar — November 23, 2012 @ 11:44 am
Oh Honey! Big hugs all around!
Tain’t necessarily to worry too hard over though I would be, too. I know you’re onna do the bet for him. Ask the vet if the seisures are doing any damage to him, first.
Otherwise they may be nothing other than unattractive. Louie the Weee-ner has ‘em regularly [and his brothers occasionally - it's a weeee-ner thing, they say] and one thing that helps is to hold him gently and shade his eyes from the light. Seems to make them less severe. Afterward he has a nap and is his same self.
We’re all hoping it’s just that kind of thing!!
Kisses to Rummy!
Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — November 23, 2012 @ 11:49 am
I had a dog that lived a substantial amount of years taking anti-seizure medications. Since he was a pound puppy, and fully grown when he came to live with me, I have no idea if some event while a puppy was the reason.
The hard part is getting a positive diagnosis. The “it could be’s” drive you nuts. Once you know you’ll know what to do for him. Even tho he’s “otherwise in perfect health” there is something and the perfect health is a good thing in combating what ever that is. Because they don’t fit the normal protocol and if he doesn’t have an episode during his stay, if and when he has one while he’s home with you, if you can, video it so you can show the vet..
Comment by geezerette — November 23, 2012 @ 12:34 pm
^ geezerette…funny, while Googling I saw a few youtubes pop up of people taking video of seizure episodes and there was no way I could watch them because it freaked me out that someone would take a video of their dog in seizure….until the ride home from the vet and I realized how brilliant that is for showing the vet.
I was beyond hysterical for the first one and have been trying so gallantly to be calm and rational with this but trying to explain these things to a vet in a way that they could get actual info from it besides the fact that I was hysterical was a challenge.
I suspect he won’t have one while they have him there to observe. The car/funny noise/mechanic thing….
Claire, I’ve read that putting ice on their back,,,,the “1/3rd” above the hips and draped down the sides helps.
Because I have never seen it coming ( no wierd pre-ictal stages ) and we only see him already in the throes I don’t REALLY know if it’s helping. We kept the cooler with the ice pack in it in the bedroom last night so we could react to it more quickly with the ice and of course ( thank God ) he didn’t have another one…
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — November 23, 2012 @ 12:48 pm
Thoughts and prayers…. Darn how those furry critters become Family Members!
There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.
My sister’s little froofy dog did the same thing a couple of months back…just a complete seizure out of nowhere, no previous symptoms or anything. Vet put her under observation for a coupla days and it just went away, hasn’t happened since. They never could tell us what it was.
Hugs to you and your derg. I’m sure it’ll be okay.
Comment by apotheosis — November 23, 2012 @ 2:58 pm
I don’t have pets, and I’m not attached to animals. I do understand that they can become a part of your family, and you love them. I hope everything comes out OK.
They do worm into your heart and that makes it hard to watch them struggle with health issues. The video idea is a good one even if it is hard. I can see me trying to mimic the dog having a seizure with the vet trying not to laugh out loud. Good luck!
Comment by blindshooter — November 23, 2012 @ 3:48 pm
Hugs from here too. I haven’t forgotten your words of comfort for me awhile back…
Comment by Paul Moore — November 23, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
Oh! Have the vet do a -careful- check of his teeth. My pal J had a dog seize for years while she hunted and searched and checked and paid… And finally one vet noticed a broken back molar. Once it was fixed no more seizures.
Our Josie, a big lab, had two or three a year but she lived for fourteen years. I think the onset scared her and it helped if somebody was close by and there when she came out of it. They know when you are there for them.
Poor babies – all three of you. Be there to comfort Rummy when he comes out of one of those things in case he’s scared, but his apparent lack of disorientation and fright is probably a good thing for all of you. Best wishes for a speedy and good resolution to this.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — November 23, 2012 @ 9:51 pm
Awwwww Sondra. Give Rumy a big “God loves you ” hug for me and keep one for you self ;o)
My little Kit has been losing weight over the last 6 months and for the past 2 I have had a full time job giving her meds and feeding her. We all know how easy it is to get Khets to do their meds. And–Kit was ner that much a big eater but she always looked good. Just now she has HBP and overactive thyroid. She is so light and thin. Every day. And she sleeps on a table I have next to my chair that I sleeep in and she’s there most the time to. We love our little animals so much.
As that cutie Rummy. I don’t know Sondra. I would be just as concerned. I want them be OK. Ya Know? ;o)
Our Boston Terror , Jiggs, that we had when I was growing up,
had epilepsy. The seizures started when he was 4 years old. He had to be given a pill EVERY day to keep them at bay. So long as he got his pill, he was fine. But… if he missed only ONE day, he would have a seizure; that lasted 3-5 mins. They were terrifying to him. Dad was the only one who could “talk him down” off of one.
When I was in Basic Training, I got the letter that told me Jiggie had died…. He had a seizure that just would not stop. The vet said his heart failed under the stress.
Hell of a time to get news like that…
38 years.. and I still miss him.
Comment by Lucius Severus Pertinax — November 24, 2012 @ 12:17 am
Mech – My sister-in-law has epilepsy, and her dog (not a seizure dog by training, but apparently a self-taught one) can tell when she is about to have one and moves her away from objects she might hurt herself on. Needless to say, they are very attached to this dog!
I hope Rummy is feeling better soon, and that this is a temporary problem! Visits to the vet suck.
Chocolate contains several stimulants and dogs are extremely sensitive to them. The darker, the worse. My dog that weighted 35 lbs. did exactly the same thing a while after eating a normal size chocolate bar. She went rigid for about 2 minutes, then it quickly wore off with no after-effects. I imagine a Corgi would take less. Some dogs are more sensitive to it than others. Look for chewed wrappers around the house or in the dog’s poop. If you find one, that’s it.
Comment by Annoyed White Male — November 24, 2012 @ 7:10 am
I said something to this affect a long time ago——–It’s obvious with the people who belong to the porch or comment on it not everyone agrees with everything (which is good) but there is defiantly one common thread connecting all and that is we all love animals.
Comment by geezerette — November 24, 2012 @ 7:54 am
I pray things work out well for Rummy. My thoughts are with you.