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nipper7
November 26th, 2006, 01:16 PM
My dog (15 yr old chow mix) has just suffered 7 seizures in a two day period. She does not recognize me nor does she remember the bathroom is outside. Any help would be appreciated. I would really like to know if she will come back. Thank you. Nip7

jesse's mommy
November 26th, 2006, 01:31 PM
Seven seizures in two days? I seriously hope you took your baby to the vet. What did they say?

nipper7
November 26th, 2006, 01:53 PM
She was taken to the vets last Wednesday after she seemed to have a mild seizure at the groomers. She checked her over and sent me home. I no sooner got home when she seizured again and I took her back to vets. This time I got oral phenobarb and valium (for rectal use if she has another seizure. I again took her home and she seizured twice. I injected the valium rectally and she lost her bodily functions. I saw signs of her settling down so I thought the valium worked. After two more mild seizures, I took her to the hospital where they put a catheter in and IV pushed phenobarb and more valium. She remained there overnight (Thursday) and then I took her back to my vets for an overnight stay for observation and they released her to me (because they are closed after Sat noon. She does not recognize me and is totally incontinent and pooping in my house. this will be the last time I put anything in the forum if I think that all people are going to do is assume the pet owner (me) is stupid or negligent. I asked a valid question

erykah1310
November 26th, 2006, 01:55 PM
What medications have been subscribed? With proper medications seizures can be controlled. 7 in 2 days is definately something to be seriously concerned about. I hope your vet and you are working together to control this.
If a seizure lasts more than a few minutes serious brain or organ damage can occur. ( Entering status eplepticus)
I really hope that you rushed your dog into the vet !

erykah1310
November 26th, 2006, 01:59 PM
You replied at the same time as i did,
As far as us thinking that you are "stupid or negligent" you did not specify that the dog had seen a vet. So with many posts a day from new members here in which they have not done so, we can only offer that we would recommend an immediate vet visit.

Pheno is what was prescribed to my dog and it worked 100% in controlling the seizures. No valium was ever prescribed to my dog however.

Also, incase you read this before leaving us " rude and ignorant " pet lovers I would recommend you also put your dog on milk thistle, Phenobarbitol is hard on the dogs liver.

I wish you the best of luck and hope the pheno works for you as well!

chico2
November 26th, 2006, 04:04 PM
Valium is usually only used,temporarily,not an ongoing thing.Having a son(not a dog)I know how serious one seizure after another can be,it is possible(I am no vet)her memoryloss is temporary,but at 15yrs old,who knows,only time can tell.
As for us being rude,you could not be futher from the truth,as was said,you did not mention a vet in your first post.
We do get people with pets deathly ill,believing we can offer a magic cure over the Internet,often the only thing we can suggest is a Vet ASAP.
Good luck with your girl:fingerscr

nipper7
November 26th, 2006, 04:06 PM
Hello again, I am just learning how to use this forum so I didn't know I had another reply. I will look into milk thistle for her. My main problem now that we have the seizures under control is that she doesn't know who I am. She doesn't know where she is and she has lost bodily functions. They were talking tumour maybe or dementia. I appreciate your reply. Thanks

chico2
November 26th, 2006, 04:17 PM
I am sorry Nipper,it's really heartbreaking when your pets get old and sick:sad:

nipper7
November 26th, 2006, 04:57 PM
Thank you one and all for your patience and kindness with my dog. It has been a most trying time and until we can get her memory back and keep her quiet and happy for awhile things will be hard. This is my first time on a forum so I did not know what to expect. Thanks again

erykah1310
November 26th, 2006, 07:56 PM
Nipper all I can suggest is being patient with her and hope she regains her memory. It is heart breaking when they age and things start to happen to them.
Perhaps in a little while she might start to "come around" and remeber you and where the bathroom is. but for now, just love her for who you know she is.:fingerscr for a recovery

chico2
November 27th, 2006, 07:02 AM
Nipper,many,many years ago,I had a Chow/ShepardX,blue tounge and all, wonderful dog:love:
:fingerscr for Sweetie:love:

chico2
November 27th, 2006, 07:06 AM
Here are some pics of Julle,from 1972..