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|05-19-2007, 11:12 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Worst day ever...
So I haven't been on here a lot recently, because I go to college/work full-time. Well I just needed to share my story with fellow yorkie lovers as I am sure you will understand my broken heart. I am 21 years old, newly married, and waited 10 years to afford a yorkie. And now, my world is crashing down. Brooke has been having issues after getting shots...she acts very funny, and no one believed me because she would return to normal before I could get her to the vet. Well, yesterday I was home with her (mind you she didn't go to the vet for vaccines recently or anything) and I was listening to a voicemail on my cellphone. Next thing I know, Brooke starts barking uncontrolllably. All of a sudden, I look at her and her eyes are glazed over and its like her brain was elsewhere. She fell off the bed and starting clawing up the wall in the corner because she had lost her sight. She then took off into the kitchen slamming her head into everything while I tried to catch her. I was freaking at this point because she is like a child to me. She started slamming into everything in the kitchen and was squealing. She finally ended up behind the washer clawing up the wall again. All of sudden while I was watching her she just dropped and sat there staring forward bobbing her head up and down. It was the most heartbreaking thing I have ever witnessed. Brooke is ONLY 6 MONTHS OLD!! She stayed blind for a good fifteen minutes, but then eventually returned to normal. The vet told us she had a seizure and we go in MOnday for a blood panel. My mom agreed to help us pay for the vet care as we cannot afford Cat scans, EEGS, and a spinal fluid test. But I am going to get a second job if I have to to support her medical bills..i just love her that much..people think I am crazy..but if one of their children were ill I am sure they would feel different. So, please pray for us..I apologize for how long this is...I just had to vent! I will update monday when i know what is going on....thanks for your thoughts...
Mommy to: Brooklyn, Marshall and new poodle rescue Romeo- also I'm hoping to get pregnant!!
|05-19-2007, 11:26 AM||#2|
Donating Yorkie Yakker
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rossville, Georgia
Our prayers go out to your little girl
I have a yorkie who has eye problems. It seems like it is every time we turn around that it is time for another $l50 visit to the vet. I made Emily Kate a promise when I got her that as long as I am able to work I will seek the necessary help for her. You are right. Our little yorkies are like our children. It kills me to see something wrong with our furbabies and not be able to get help. It is good that your mom is willing to help with the vet bills. We will keep her in our prayers. Please post when you find out more information about her situation. Hopefully, everything will work out.
|05-19-2007, 11:29 AM||#3|
Bella Boo & Diggy Too!
Donating GS Member
Join Date: May 2007
Blog Entries: 5
im soooo sorry about brooke....have u read on hypoglycemia or liver shunts? thats all i can think of to help you to red on and draw your own conclusion. my baby has seizures i suspected liver shunt but bile acid test was fine. i now treat as hypoglycemia if she has another seizure rub kayro syrup on her gums....see if she snaps out of it. it helped diggy i guess his blood sugar just got too low..... i'll pray for u, and u pray for me! Good luck and lets keep each other posted. My whole ordeal is posted in here under help .
ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN
|05-19-2007, 11:31 AM||#4|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Houma, LA
My Aunt has a Poodle that does the same things when he is having a seisure.
They have to hold him still untill the seizure is over.
He used to have them around 5 times a day.
He is on Phenobarbital & still has about 3 seizures a week.
He is also on a Holistic Dog Food (Solid Gold).
IT'LL COST Nothing To Dream & EVERYTHING NOT TO!!!
Kim Scruffy Lexi Kylee Stormy Reesie Tyke http://www.myspace.com/eskindsyorkies
|05-19-2007, 11:47 AM||#5|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Prayers going up for you and your baby. How very frightening this all must be. Hang in there and keep us updated.
Eva and her keikis: Hokule'a, Kalani & Pi'ilani
|05-19-2007, 12:13 PM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2005
I am so sorry for your troubles with Brooke and totally understand all you are going thru. It is so scary when we cannot figure out what is wrong
I have to ask you, is this wierd behavior after she had a rabies shot or her series of puppy shots? How long ago did she have the vaccine/s?
Last edited by diva pup; 05-19-2007 at 12:14 PM.
|05-19-2007, 12:40 PM||#9|
Yorkie Kisses are the Best!
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston TX
Blog Entries: 1
OMG !!!!!! I hope they find out what caused that - it would have scared the h*ll out of me too !! I'm so sorry and sending you positive thoughts and prayers....Did she see the vet ??? Do you have an ER vet lined up just in case since it's the weekend ??
Poor baby - GOOD LUCK !
|05-19-2007, 02:00 PM||#12|
Rosi & Poli's Mom
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Washington State
Sending prayers your way for your Baby !
ROSI & POLI
Love my Babies
|05-19-2007, 06:58 PM||#13|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Oh no!! Your poor little baby Before you spend a ton of money on those CTscans and all that stuff. Ask the vet to do a bile acid test...It costs about $40 and will let you know if the seizures are being caused because of a liver shunt or condition...Many yorkies have been popping up with this disease and seizures are a symptom of it. Also, I strongly advise against phenobarbitol being used on a long-term basis for seizures because it will ruin the dogs liver and you'll end up with more problems. I have read that potassium bromide is much safer. Please keep us updated on your baby's condition. You must have been scared out of your mind!!! Take care of yourself, and be strong for her.
Miko 's his Mommy
|05-19-2007, 07:17 PM||#14|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Brooke. I am praying for her speedy recovery.
Off to work I go to support my Tinkerbelle and Gabrielle.