|Barked: Wed Jul 8, '09 7:36pm PST |
The very first person I called after Cooper's seizure on May 27 was his breeder. She said that none of her dogs ever had seizures. Hate those brick walls. The next person I talked to after the vet, who told me to "wait and see how he was doing the next morning," was Phil. Phil is the daddy to Queen, Lucas, Max, Panda, etc., etc. Are you familiar with him? In any event, he has Cooper's younger brother Max, who has the same parents (he was returned to our breeder, and I met Phil 1/2 way with Max, so that he could be in a good home). He told me that Max had a reaction to his vaccines by having a "bobble head" for a while after wards. Ok, that's a bit suspect to me.
There were a few events this weekend that I'm sure made the cluster seizures come about -- going to the vet on Friday for his vaccinations -- NEVER will I again let them give him rabies and distemper at the same time, plus the fact that 3 people had to hold him down to take blood for heartworm testing, and there was a firework that went over our house Saturday night the freaked the living daylights out of him. So, to me, those events sparked the cluster seizures. The one from May 27 and June 22, I cannot think of any stress that would have caused them, unless it was because we couldn't take them for walks because it was so hot. I'm at a loss there. I initially thought maybe he could have eaten a mushroom in the yard to spark the May 27 seizure, but I doubt that now.
The fact that he even had seizures shows that it is an underlying ailment. I compare it to me -- I have psoriasis, but had no clue until I was in my late 30's, and had to have an antibiotic -- that sparked the outbreak. I haven't had an outbreak since, but the potential is there.
Actually, I wasn't aware that there were support groups for this. Wow, I can certainly understand why, because it is the most horrific thing to ever have to witness!!
Thanks for your input, and maybe, hopefully, Cooper can be one of those that can be weaned off the pheno and not have anymore seizures.
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