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02-05-2014 03:39 AM
shepherdmom I am sorry for your loss.
02-05-2014 02:00 AM
Junegirl He started having cluster seizures so we have put him down. My thanks to everyone that took the time to respond to my posts.
02-05-2014 12:36 AM
Juliem24
So sorry!

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dcg9381-Please read my posts.
Shaina- There is no better vet, this is a third world country, the only vet around (the one we took him to) had a filthy, run down office-they have no tools or equipment, they took his temperature with an old mercury thermometer that they then gave a quick wipe on a piece of paper and put it away...would you take your dogs to such a vet? This is a beloved family pet that is like a member of our family. I repeat there is no other vet around.

My dog is still alive, he is stretched out on the floor of the kennel, he is breathing heavy and he is non responsive. he can open his eyes for short periods and I have not seen him stand since yesterday late afternoon.

My question is this; is there any chance that he will recover or should we put him down? I know that there are a many people on this forum that have seen a lot and I appreciate your advise.
I'm an ER nurse, and it sounds like your guy has more than seizure disorder, since he has never recovered fully after a seizure. He may have some metabolic disorder like diabetes, or more ominously a brain disorder including possible tumor or stroke. I am really sorry to have to tell you this especially since you have no vet services available. We went though it with two of our dogs, and it was very difficult. If the guy is unresponsive, chances are he is not feeling any pain, so there is that, though it won't make you feel any better now. I kept two of mine home at end of life, because they were unresponsive and I felt they'd feel better lying in their kennel with the other dogs and us around them. Who really knows, but they did not seem bothered by any pain. I am sorry.
02-05-2014 12:22 AM
Junegirl dcg9381-Please read my posts.
Shaina- There is no better vet, this is a third world country, the only vet around (the one we took him to) had a filthy, run down office-they have no tools or equipment, they took his temperature with an old mercury thermometer that they then gave a quick wipe on a piece of paper and put it away...would you take your dogs to such a vet? This is a beloved family pet that is like a member of our family. I repeat there is no other vet around.

My dog is still alive, he is stretched out on the floor of the kennel, he is breathing heavy and he is non responsive. he can open his eyes for short periods and I have not seen him stand since yesterday late afternoon.

My question is this; is there any chance that he will recover or should we put him down? I know that there are a many people on this forum that have seen a lot and I appreciate your advise.
02-04-2014 02:52 PM
my boy diesel did he get into a toxin?
xylitol can crash blood sugar and put them into seizures
and a diabetic coma
try giving honey as others suggested
stick in mouth and let drizzle down
be careful near the mouth if he's seizing

ps. phenobarbitol would be best for seizures if you can get it
even valium
02-04-2014 02:51 PM
Shaina He needs blood work to get a better idea of what is going on. Is the outdoor enclosure somewhere that he will not harm himself during an episode? He needs a soft surface and not to be able to hurt himself on anything. I'd find a better vet asap, and if you can't afford the vet care than in my opinion it is more humane to euthanize than to leave him outside alone to die (if his health is as bad as you imply).
02-04-2014 02:43 PM
dcg9381 There is medication to treat epileptic seizures. Others can give you the specifics. If your vet can prescribe, I'd go back and ask for a prescription. Often you have to adjust the level of medication necessary to keep him seizure free. At a minimum, I'd do that much.

Make sure your dog is not near water source that he/she might fall into. I don't mean a bowl, but a pond or even a kiddie pool....

Again, try meds at a minimum.
02-04-2014 09:48 AM
Sarah~
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Thanks for responding,
We actually found a "vet" here and have taken him just now....boy do I regret it, it was like out of a horror show or something...it has been a long time since I have seen such a filthy place. Not to mention that the "vet" was completely clueless.

We have moved him out into the outdoor kennel. It is a large kennel that is also covered, he will be most comfortable there and the kids will not mess with him.

He had another seizure this morning, that is 8 grand mall seizures since Sunday evening.

His health is declining very rapidly, at this point I do not expect him to survive but I will write back and let everyone know one way or the other.
I'm sorry to hear that I agree just make him as comfortable as you can and I hope you can all stat with him so he's not alone when he goes.......
02-04-2014 09:16 AM
OriginalWacky I'm so very sorry you are going through this without adequate medical care for your dog. I guess I'd say spend what time you can with him and let him know he is loved.
02-04-2014 04:01 AM
Junegirl Thanks for responding,
We actually found a "vet" here and have taken him just now....boy do I regret it, it was like out of a horror show or something...it has been a long time since I have seen such a filthy place. Not to mention that the "vet" was completely clueless.

We have moved him out into the outdoor kennel. It is a large kennel that is also covered, he will be most comfortable there and the kids will not mess with him.

He had another seizure this morning, that is 8 grand mall seizures since Sunday evening.

His health is declining very rapidly, at this point I do not expect him to survive but I will write back and let everyone know one way or the other.
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