Star Posted January 13, 2012 Report Share Posted January 13, 2012 Seven had a series of seizures this afternoon and evening. She's now at the emergency vet clinic and I'm looking for some quick feedback from the people here as I believe you all to be dog knowledgeable and grounded. Seven is 12 years old Hound and GSP (we think) mix, and up until this point has been in fab health. Over the past year, we've noted things like less strength in her hindquarters, clouding eyes. We put her on Etodolac several months ago for the arthritis. Leading up to today, there have been no significant events I can recall. She did spend a week at a kennel over Christmas (now 3 weeks ago). This past week, somebody had urinated in our bedroom. We couldn't pin it, but of course suspected Star as Seven is so proven to not have accidents---ever. Last night, she started a foamy drooling and seemed like she was "sucking" while she was in her bed. I checked her out, wiped her mouth, she was alert, responsive, relaxed and it stopped after just a minute. She was fine this morning. Spent the whole day in the house while I was at work. When my daughter came home from school, she called me and said she thought Seven was acting strange---drool all over the floors and she just seemed not right. I said to keep an eye on her. She called back around 30 minutes later in a complete panic. Said Seven had pooped on the floor and was shaking, drooling. It then stopped. I told her to just wait 10 minutes and her sis would be home and we'd decide then what to do. Sis gets home and they both call me screaming, "Seven's having a seizure or something." She'd fallen down and was twitching. One ran for the neighbor and by then it was done, though Seven seemed disoriented was having a hard time using her hind end. Shortly after, DH got home and I met him at the ER vet. While there, she had another drooling, teeth chattering, "sucking" episode. The ER vet said she believes it's most likely a brain tumor. Of course, we left upset. They were preparing to give her phenobarbital and were going to draw blood. When I got home, my natural curiosity took over--what made her say that? Why did she rule other things out (and what are those other things)? I called two friends who rescue older dogs and both of them thought that seemed a rash diagnosis and that older dogs can have seizures for no apparent reason. My googling reveals maybe Lyme as well? Any thoughts you all can share? I'm looking for pointed answers to ask the vet. Seven is the best dog in the world and I want to make the best possible decision for her. Thanks for any feedback--I'm off to go sit with her awhile. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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