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Old 09-19-2006, 12:40 PM   #1
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Cry seizure...

Hello to all on YT today. I had a bad day here. Indiana was doing so well this morning when I got up but apparently that changed after I took a short nap today. I woke up with all of my babies barking frantically and I noticed Indiana was laying on the floor of his crate. I called his name and he didn't even move. I hurried over and opened his crate shaking and almost crying and I held him but he was shaking violently all the sudden. I grabbed my keys and gave him nutrical but he was too weak to take it. I tried to force some in the side of his mouth but I couldn't even get that done because his mouth was closed so tightly. I rushed him to my local vet and they said he was having a seizure. They gave him fluids and a suppliment and a vitamin shot and mixed soft food in the supliment and fed him. After a few minutes (well about 15) they tried to stand him up but he could only stand on his hind legs dragging his front legs and pushing himself around on his head. My heart sank. I was almost hysterical at this point. I still tried to keep myself together for him but I didn't know what to do. I felt so helpless. They sent the suppliment stuff home with me along with the science diet a/d and told me to occasionally give him nutrical if he acts too weak. He is walking around now but still very weak. They said by now the meds they gave him should have made him more active but he has some serious trouble moving. I have no idea what happened here. Nothing in his routein has changed and he does eat and dring water and seemed completely fine until today. I need help (or perhaps more strength here). I cannot...not will not lose him! My heart cannot go through a loss this great and I will do anything to make him better but what do I do? He is my baby! He is so important to me and I feel so lost. I am so scared I can hardly function. I keep praying that everything gets better and that this is a one time thing but if I had not been there I can't even imaging what would have happened. It is getting hard to breath here. I have to hold him or check on him and I even keep having to wake him to make sure he is still breathing. Is this how it is? His breathing is so soft I sometimes cannot tell he is even moving to take a breath. I just don't know what to do!
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:48 PM   #2
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Oh, no. I'm really sorry to hear that happened. I don't know what to tell you to do. I wish I did. All I can do is to be hear to listen and provide support. Is he over the coccidia yet? My prayers and hugs are for you and little Indiana.
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Old 09-19-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
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I'm so sorry to read about this I Hope he recovers quick and easy! I can't imagine how scared you were.
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Oh honey I'm so sorry to read this - I have nothing to offer but support - hang in there...sending puppy beams your way...
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Old 09-19-2006, 01:28 PM   #5
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OHhh wow hunny, I hope Indiana is feeling better now. Did they vet say why this would have happened? My prayers are with you and your baby. God Bless, and please keep us posted.
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Old 09-19-2006, 01:38 PM   #6
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No...as of this point the vet cannot identify why this happened. They did say his gums were a pale white instead of pink and they did everything they could to keep him going. He is walking around some now and just a tiny bit playful. He seems almost back to his puppy self. I am not letting him out of my sight at all though. He sleeps more than anything else but if I get up and do something he still follows me. I know he is not all better yet though...mainly because when he is ok he never wants to stop giving me kisses and he is not even trying to lick me now. (If it weren't for the fact that he is always this way I would not see a difference except the constant sleeping which he doesn't do normally. I know puppies sleep a lot but he is normally a light sleeper and he sleeps very little during the day minus an occasional 30 minute nap. All I know is that I will hold on to him with every bit of love I have for him and I will do everything possible to make him better!!! Thank you all for your support through this hard time. I love this baby and I will make him better! If anything can be done I will find a way to do it. It is just so terrifying after losing River. I see the same things and perhaps I look at things the wrong way because of that loss but this time is more frightening because I cannot go through that again! He is my baby! These babies are the closest thing I have to children and they are my children in my heart and house! I would do anything for any of them anytime! Which is why I think it is so hard when I don't know what to do. I am just looking for a miracle this time! I need a miracle! Thank you all for your kindness though! I needed all of it! You have no idea how much it helps me to know I have people who care and try to help or say kind things! When I feel alone I can always count on all of you to be there and I am so grateful!
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I am so terribly sorry..............he will be in my prayers tonight.
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On a positive note he is eating on his own now. He appears to be all better...just groggy. He ate the soft food but will not touch the dry food today. He is pooping but it is black and runny. But he is active, a little plaful and anxious to be near me 24-7. I feel so relieved. I want this to be a one time thing!!! I feel like perhaps my miracle is coming through!
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I am so sorry to hear of Indiana's problem, but glad to know he is doing better this evening. I think I might give him NutriCal on a regular basis just to make sure he is okay. I believe that white gums are a sign of dehydration, so in addition to the Nutrical, make sure he is drinking and if not, start with Pedialyte by syringe if necessary. Good luck, keep him close to your heart and we will be praying for him (and you).
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Hey Tru I just sign on, How is indian doing?I he gets well so he can give mom lots of kisses.
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I am so sorry to hear about your little boy. I hope and pray everything goes good. for you and your little boy. I never had a dog have a siezure before so I don't know what to do. Sorry I don't have any advice.
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Sending prayers your way, I am glad that he is feeling better and I hope he continues to improve...
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just sending more prayers your way sweetheart to make that miracle happen.
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Praying for Indiana's complete return to health.
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Well, I hope he continues to improve and is back to kissing his mommy all of the time very soon!
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