Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Introduce yourself here - Say hello

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 24th, 2008, 11:58 AM
Macrun Macrun is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: East Coast
Posts: 3
13 year old dog - Very sick

We have a lovely 13 year old retreiver mix who when I left for vacation - my husband found her on the floor in vomit unable to move. After a few hours he assisted her in going outside where he could see she had had some kind of seizure and seems partially paralyzed on one side. After two days of barely moving, eating or drinking she was on her way to be put down - I suggested Rymadil and after that she has been able to get up and wobble around. However it is hard for her to eat and drink, she is confused and wobbly and has a lot of blood in her stools. Has anyone experienced this - we feel the next trip to the vet will be the end. Are we prolonging the inevitable - she is a big dog who has lost a lot of weight and seems very old suddenly.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old July 24th, 2008, 12:40 PM
babymomma's Avatar
babymomma babymomma is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,171
sounds like a stroke to me..
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old July 24th, 2008, 01:30 PM
Luvmypitgirls's Avatar
Luvmypitgirls Luvmypitgirls is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: High River Alberta
Posts: 2,655
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macrun View Post
We have a lovely 13 year old retreiver mix who when I left for vacation - my husband found her on the floor in vomit unable to move. After a few hours he assisted her in going outside where he could see she had had some kind of seizure and seems partially paralyzed on one side. After two days of barely moving, eating or drinking she was on her way to be put down - I suggested Rymadil and after that she has been able to get up and wobble around. However it is hard for her to eat and drink, she is confused and wobbly and has a lot of blood in her stools. Has anyone experienced this - we feel the next trip to the vet will be the end. Are we prolonging the inevitable - she is a big dog who has lost a lot of weight and seems very old suddenly.
I think you need to discuss this with your vet.
My heart goes out to you, I'm sorry you are faced with this decision, it's a hard one I know.
You have to do what you feel is right for her, and if having her pts is what you feel is best, go with your heart. Be there with her, she knows you love her and she loves you.
, I'll keep you in my thoughts.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old July 27th, 2008, 09:36 AM
gilbert johnson gilbert johnson is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: pearl river ny
Posts: 1
cocker spaniel

i am new to this and i have a question about my dog he is 13 v1/2 yearsold last night he let out a loud moan and was on his side having a bowl movement . he went limp and did not appear to be moving or breathing. my husband picked him up and tossed him a bit and called his name. what ever happened to him he came back from it and appeard to be fine . anybody have a clue what it was .
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old July 27th, 2008, 10:06 AM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 49,801
Quote:
Originally Posted by gilbert johnson View Post
i am new to this and i have a question about my dog he is 13 v1/2 yearsold last night he let out a loud moan and was on his side having a bowl movement . he went limp and did not appear to be moving or breathing. my husband picked him up and tossed him a bit and called his name. what ever happened to him he came back from it and appeard to be fine . anybody have a clue what it was .
Whatever it was, Gilbert, your dog needs to see a vet ASAP. It may have been a seizure...might have been a ministroke... At any rate, a vet check is in order!

Good luck with your dog!
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 8.33%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49 PM.