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Re: Seizure

Postby Mike50 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:22 pm

Took Ruby out today for the first time since her first episode (seizure). Had 2 hens planted for her. When she hit the ground she was like a prisoner escaping from a life sentence. Took some doing to get her half under control. I knew were the birds were supposed to be and did my best to hold her back. After half a dozen 100 to 200 hundred yard wind sprints for her. I decided to get to it. The first bird she out right busted and gave chase for a couple hundred yards. We were in the area were the second bird should have been that was marked by a ribbon with in 10 mins. She found the spot but it was a runner and she did some great scenting work trying to catch sent in the air and on the ground. Then things went south and I heard her barking like a beagle on a rabbit. I got to were she was and she was on her side legs going and jaws snapping. Another seizure. This time with in 45 minutes of her being on the ground. This is no hypoglycemic seizure or from lack of hydration.
Vet said one more and we'll be looking into ( fenabartethall ) spelling????????????
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Re: Seizure

Postby GRIFF MAN » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:56 pm

DANG IT !

I was hoping for a good update. We will keep hoping for a good solution.

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Re: Seizure

Postby Mike50 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:40 pm

GRIFF MAN wrote:DANG IT !

I was hoping for a food update. We will keep hoping for a good solution.

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If there's a good side it only lasted about 3 minutes. The bad is she was only on the ground for about 30 35 minutes before it happened. Vet would rather go the natural route with B complex ultra nutrviet get her vietamins balanced out. Before trying drugs. Never saw this coming from a pup that would run and swim for 5 hours this summer.
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Re: Seizure

Postby SwitchGrassWPG » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:07 pm

I think I mentioned in a previous post about thyroid issues causing seizures...highly suggest getting it checked. This has become more and more prevelant in griffons in the past couple years.

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Re: Seizure

Postby GRIFF MAN » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:08 pm

Mike50 wrote:
GRIFF MAN wrote:DANG IT !

I was hoping for a good update. We will keep hoping for a good solution.

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If there's a good side it only lasted about 3 minutes. The bad is she was only on the ground for about 30 35 minutes before it happened. Vet would rather go the natural route with B complex ultra nutrviet get her vietamins balanced out. Before trying drugs. Never saw this coming from a pup that would run and swim for 5 hours this summer.



All of us in GriffNation will keep our fingers crossed !!

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Re: Seizure

Postby Mike50 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:12 am

Ruby had two more episodes with in one hour. She was in house with no excitement involved.
I made the decision every person hates.
R.I.P. LITTLE RUBY :(
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Re: Seizure

Postby suDDs » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:02 pm

Oh no! That is awful. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss
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Re: Seizure

Postby gusto » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:31 pm

Sorry Mike.
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Re: Seizure

Postby GRIFF MAN » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:54 am

Mike50 wrote:Ruby had two more episodes with in one hour. She was in house with no excitement involved.
I made the decision every person hates.
R.I.P. LITTLE RUBY :(



Mike,

So sorry to hear that. That is a tough decision...

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Re: Seizure

Postby Smilin Jack » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:25 am

I hate hearing that .... So Sorry for Your loss
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Re: Seizure

Postby orhunter » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:52 pm

So sad. The right choice is never the easy choice. We all mourn with you.
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Re: Seizure

Postby ryanr » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:41 pm

Ah man, terribly sorry for your loss. I've had to make that decision twice before, as was said the right ones aren't often easy to make. I hope you can take comfort in the knowledge you made the best choice for Ruby and she was lucky enough to have an owner with the intestinal fortitude to do so.
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Re: Seizure

Postby Solon » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:52 pm

That is sad and you have my sympathy for your loss.

Don't forget to report this to your dog's breeder. This could be idiopathic canine epilepsy and that is heritable. Your breeder will want to know about it.
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Re: Seizure

Postby Mike50 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:31 pm

I let him know right after the first one. Haven't called since I put her down
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Re: Seizure

Postby gusto » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:52 pm

What now Mike, new dog, new breed, taking your time?
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