December 21st 2009 11:51 pm
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First, let me thank all of you who have given Momma advice and expressed concern and well-wishes. It means alot to us.
I'm doing great! I'll let Momma explain.....
I called the vet this morning and wasn't real thrilled with the response I got, but then again, I took it to mean that Zelda's seizure isn't something that was cause for excessive alarm.
Basically, what I derived from the little that was said to me, was just about what Tanuk said.
The seizure was a small one. Thinking back to about a year and a half ago, I believe that Zelda did have one seizure prior to last night. I had taken her and the other dogs to a dog park - their first time- and Zelda pretty much acted the same way. We thought she just "fainted" because she was scared of all the big dogs running around her and it was also pretty chilly and damp out. Like last night, I picked her up and sat with her, cuddling her, and after a few minutes she was fine.
I'm counting more on what I'm hearing from you here than what the vet had to tell me, which was not much at all. What I interpreted him as telling me was that he would like me to pay for a visit for him to tell me that I should keep an eye on her and not to worry unless it happens frequently and seems to cause her harm.
Since she came out of the seizure so quickly and without medical aid, there doesn't seem to be a great concern or anything that can be done to "cure" it.
Unless she starts having seizures frequently and/or more severe ones, it seems as though this is something that just "is". If it does happen again, occasionally, we deal with it exactly as we did last night and the first time at the dog park.
We're going to hope it doesn't happen again. It was so scary! And we really feel for anyone who has to go through seeing their fur baby have a seizure. Thanks for being here for us, everyone. We appreciate your support. It's so nice to have friends who care. Hugs, D'Ann
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Back when I was living at home with my parents, our family dog (Brewster) when through the same seizures. The vet also told the same thing as yours--just to watch her & try & keep her calm till she came out of it. Brewster's attacks seemed to occur when she became over-excited. It's scary to watch them go thru that--God bless.
Ebony & Wrinkles Mommy
i'm so happy you're feeling great again!
take care little diva!
My little doxie had seizures and my old time vet had me give her a little honey after the seizure. We hope Zelda is OK and we send our love!
Angel's breeder (who is very familiar with Siberian huskies) said that some huskies (paricularly males) have seizures later on and it is related to vaccinations (I think we aren't supposed to get so many at once). I bet there are things like that in other breeds too. As long as the seizures don't happen very often and you get over them with no problem, it is probably something the vet can't do much about other than give you medicine that probably has the potential to cause other problems. Seizures are scary and I hope you dont have any more.
glad to hear zelda is doing better. we will be thinking and praying for her and the tots as well. feel better sweet zeldy, sending hugs and kisses........jennifer and kiko and family
I go with the spot of honey in water too. Or a spot of liquid glucose.
It helps rebalance the sugar levels .
Glad you are feeling fine now.
My sister's Pom has had seizures for years and she takes Phenobarbital. Should you ever get to that place in time way on down the road where Zelda might have to take medicine, if its a human medicine (like the phenobarbital) that can be given by vets or filled at a human pharmacy, get it at the human pharmacy because vet offices charges tons more money for meds that wouldn't normally cost so much at a regular pharmacy. Just a suggestion.
Doo & Austin's Mom
Thanks for all of your kind words and advice. :) I'm still doing well and no more problems, so far. *crosses paws* It's so nice and very comforting to have friends who care about me!
It's good to know that about the Rx, Doo. I think Momma should check, because my kitty sisfur takes Lasix and Benazapril, which I think might be human meds. :/
Thanks again, everyone! I love you!
Kisses, Zeldy (and an extra great-big smoochie fur my sweetie, Kiko!