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12-19-2013 08:50 AM
saikatrist Regarding brain damage i am not sure because he seems to respond to the commands he usually responds to and there are no signs of any discomfort in his brains/head.
The thing that is worrying us is that,did he suffered any stroke or heart-attack while he had had the seizure?is this possible because there are signs of paraplegia i.e. unable to get up and frequent urination.
12-19-2013 08:44 AM
saikatrist yes i need to go for a mri or city scan and even the doctor(another vet) told the same today and also told mojo has suffered paraplegia but the problem is there is no such place to do the scan for a dog and it is in another city but the encouraging factor is today while the doctor came for a visit mojo did bark softly and doctor told us to help him to stand on his feet and he did that with a little help and he waggered his tail. i hope this is a starting of some good news coming in our way.
doctor told that his heart beat seemed unnatural and that he might be suffering from cardiac arrhythmia and that is the reason of his neurological problem on his back legs.
12-19-2013 12:23 AM
Nigel
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I agree. His seizures are very, very long and repetitive and the inability to stand now appears to be either a neurological issue (tumor or brain damage from the seizure) or perhaps he hurt his leg(s) during the episodes.

I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. My son had epilepsy as a child. When it first happened, he had a CT scan of his brain to check for possible causes and an EEG to confirm the epileptic activity.

I can't imagine a vet giving meds, not testing and then shrugging their shoulders.

You need more information before you will be able to make decisions. I hope you find a place where you can get the information and answers you need.

Prolonged seizures are NOT good. Dangerous, even. You need your answers soon.
Our beagle had seizures, they would only last 30 seconds to maybe a minute. She would look confused, but returned to normal (for a beagle anyways) in a short time. I remember the vet saying their temperature could rise to a dangerous level if they go on too long?
12-18-2013 11:49 PM
Myah's Mom I agree. His seizures are very, very long and repetitive and the inability to stand now appears to be either a neurological issue (tumor or brain damage from the seizure) or perhaps he hurt his leg(s) during the episodes.

I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. My son had epilepsy as a child. When it first happened, he had a CT scan of his brain to check for possible causes and an EEG to confirm the epileptic activity.

I can't imagine a vet giving meds, not testing and then shrugging their shoulders.

You need more information before you will be able to make decisions. I hope you find a place where you can get the information and answers you need.

Prolonged seizures are NOT good. Dangerous, even. You need your answers soon.
12-18-2013 03:19 PM
Chris Wild Has Mojo been to a veterinarian that has done any testing?
Seizures typically last only a few seconds and dogs are generally fine, and able to stand, afterwards. If he is unable to stand I would think that there is some other cause. It may not be epilepsy and there may be something else that caused the seizure and his inability to stand.
12-18-2013 02:57 PM
sarah1366 We have a gsd with epilepsy his started when he was 2 but because he has four or five siezures a year the vet said would be detrimental to him as would cause liver damage so we did a lot of research and put hi. On a herbal mixture of scullcap and valerian it helps with epileptic dogs but also changed him over to raw food since doing this he has 2 siezures a year now but when has them there quite bad but kane are called partial motor siezure where he's aware of what's going on has fixed stare and paddles his legs leaves them very tired have you had brain scan done as this will at least let you know if siezures are through tumour or any other reasons some siezures can cause stroke I hope you find help so heartbreaking to see kills me every time kane has siezure breaks my heart I wish you all the best


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12-18-2013 02:30 PM
Momto2GSDs More info on Seizures:
The Surprising Connection Between Pet Collars and Seizures

Dog Seizures and Vaccination

Vaccinating Dogs: What Your Vet Hasn't Told You

" Even if your dog in the past has had no discernible negative response to vaccinations, each time you vaccinate unnecessarily, you put your dog at greater and greater risk, since each vaccination is yet another assault on your dog's immune system. Dogs who are ill, as epileptics certainly are, already have major challenges to their immune system, just dealing with epilepsy. They are therefore more susceptible to an adverse reaction to vaccinations, which further compromise an already compromised immune system." Canine Epilepsy-Frequently asked questions about the diagnosis, treatment and management of seizures in dogs

Mojo is SO young! I am so sorry this happen.
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12-18-2013 02:30 PM
kiya In Kiya's case, yes she could stand. With her she had her first seizure then 2 days later she "clustered" which means she kept having them. I had brought her to the vet that morning where they began a loading dose of phenobarbital. I had to bring her home that night because no one stayed at the vets office overnight. She was so drugged up she could barely stand then it became the opposite she paced all the time.
12-18-2013 02:02 PM
saikatrist thank you for your quick reply and i am checking the site but please would you tell me that your dog was able to stand after the seizure?because mojo is unable to do the same since 13th of this month.
12-18-2013 01:50 PM
kiya Sorry to hear about your dog, I am not sure of some of the drugs you mentioned. I have a female that has had seizures since she was 18 months old. I belong to a group that has a lot of support Canine Epilepsy Resources check it out unfortunately canine epilepsy is common these days.
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