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Thu May 29, 2014, 07:18 PM

You have to be a dog lover... (update #2)

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UPDATE: Steve got home about 1/2 hour ago. It has been about 10 hours now since Indy's last seizure. This is the second time they have had to go to an all night vet for this.

Update #2: Indy went home late last night. It has been just over 24 hours since his last seizure.

OS

My son has been at the vet's since 1 AM. They can't get Indy's violent seizures to stop. It is not good. Indy is family.



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Reply You have to be a dog lover... (update #2) (Original post)
Omaha Steve May 2014 OP
MissB May 2014 #1
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Omaha Steve May 2014 #48
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LeftFieldMom May 2014 #47
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glinda May 2014 #50
Omaha Steve May 2014 #57
mahina May 2014 #51
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:18 PM

1. I'm so sorry.

Epilepsy?

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Response to MissB (Reply #1)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:21 PM

5. yes


But it has never been this bad. As soon as the level of the meds in his system falls, they start up again.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #5)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:32 PM

10. :(

We had an Aussie with hard to control seizures- lots of phenobarbital and potassium bromide. I think it was the potassium bromide that they eventually added that helped reduce them to about once per month. Old medicine, not used much anymore.

Hope pup pulls out of this cluster.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:19 PM

2. Oh, so sorry

I certainly understand the "part of the family"

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:20 PM

3. Oh, I hope they can get it controlled. Hugs to you and yours, Steve

It hurts me just thinking about it as I'm one that just puts everything into my blessed pets.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:21 PM

4. Indy looks like a happy dog. I hope things improve.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:21 PM

6. I'm so sorry

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:23 PM

7. Good vibes coming for

Indy and all his people

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:24 PM

8. i have a senior who is in a similar boat

sending warmest, healing thoughts.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:26 PM

9. I had a Huskey who had violent seizures.

Phenobarbital was what I had to give him to try and manage them. It worked for a couple years but I eventually had to have him put down because of the issue. He had a seizure while I was not home and severely injured (broke) his neck and was unable walk and in horrible pain. Second worst day of my life. U have my heartfelt empathy.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:38 PM

11. Best wishes to Indy

 

Indy looks like a very happy dog, and I know where you are coming from with "part of the family". I feel the same way about my cat. Life just wouldn't be as rich and wonderful without her.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:39 PM

12. Poor baby!

 

Your son and Indy. I hope they can somehow figure it out SOON!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:40 PM

13. Oh, gosh, I'm so sorry

I hope they can find a medical way to treat them. There are now more drugs available for both feline and canine seizures, so there's a good chance for Indy.

If they can and Indy comes home on daily medication, canine Pill Pockets are a great way to get pills into her/him.

Sometimes I think it's harder when our four footed family members get sick than when our two footed members do.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:41 PM

14. I'm sorry Indy is having to go through this....

...and you too. Hope for the best for him.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:41 PM

15. I'm so sorry Omaha Steve.......I hope

Indy gets well soon!!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:53 PM

16. Poor baby!

My best wishes for a speedy recovery. Please keep us informed.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 07:58 PM

17. Oh no...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:06 PM

18. poor baby.

 

never trust anyone who doesnt love dogs.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:11 PM

19. Hoping for the best. Indy is beautiful.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:15 PM

20. Strong vies your family's way…..

Hugs for Indy….


The Tikkis

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:15 PM

21. May Indy be healed, and have many good years in his future.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:20 PM

22. I can't even imagine how worried you must be

Many many to you and Indy. He looks so sweet.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:22 PM

23. I'm sorry.

 

One of my dogs has seizures, so I understand how horrible it is.

Hope Indy pulls through.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:31 PM

24. I am so sorry

 

I hope things will work out okay. My two dogs are very much a part of our family, so I know how you feel. Sending good wishes and healing vibes to Indy and your family.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:32 PM

25. I'm sorry

Sending Positive thoughts and vibes.
My two fur boys are family.
I understand your concern.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:33 PM

26. Best to you through this difficult time

I hope Indy can be saved with quality of life.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:35 PM

27. .

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:42 PM

28. i'm very sorry

watching your son have seizures is horrible. this happened to my granddoggie and he did get over it. hope the same for your son and family

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:44 PM

29. Best to you and Indy

You are not alone. We are having similar experiences. Not seizures but other things. Devon is our life and joy. It is painful beyond imagination.

Polly

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:50 PM

30. Come on Indy!

People from all over are hoping the vet can get this under control for you!

Of course Indy is family.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:59 PM

31. Maybe cannabis oil will help stop the seizures



http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/07/health/charlotte-child-medical-marijuana/


"We were pioneering the whole thing; we were guinea pigging Charlotte," Paige said. "This is a federally illegal substance. I was terrified to be honest with you."

But the results were stunning.

"When she didn't have those three, four seizures that first hour, that was the first sign," Paige recalled. "And I thought well, 'Let's go another hour, this has got to be a fluke.' "

The seizures stopped for another hour. And for the following seven days.



Much more on link.

It's expensive for now and may not be legal where you live but if you have the means it could be worth a try.


Thanks for the thread, Omaha Steve.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:59 PM

32. That's horrible!

Our Audrey is going under the knife tomorrow to remove a couple of fatty tumors that are suspect. I understand about the fur in the family.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 08:59 PM

33. ...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 09:03 PM

34. My thoughts are with you and your baby, best wishes.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 09:04 PM

35. My first Boxer had violent..

seizures. It ripped me apart watching her go through that.

My thoughts are with you and your son.

Peace and healing to Indy.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 09:06 PM

36. healing vibes headed to Indy

 

and hugs to him and all his family. What a beautiful, happy dog. I hope you have a positive update for us, and sooner rather than later.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 09:13 PM

37. We hope with our very hearts that Indy can be saved...Bless her.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 09:14 PM

38. It's heartbreaking to think of your beautiful pet having to go through that.

I'm so sorry. I hope he can get better.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 09:22 PM

39. I'm so sorry...

....hopes and prayers coming your way.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 09:30 PM

40. What a sweet baby!

Indy is in my thoughts and prayers. I hope everything turns out well for Indy and your family!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 09:35 PM

41. Hopeful thoughts

for your fur baby

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 09:37 PM

42. Well understood Omaha Steve!

Thoughts of love from a dog owner in Detroit...

Godspeed Indy!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 09:49 PM

43. any update?

My thoughts and best wishes are with that sweet pup.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 09:56 PM

44. canine-epilepsy.com

I had 2 epileptic dogs for 12 years. It is awful to watch your loved dog have seizures. The above site is a blessing. Check your PMs.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 10:05 PM

45. My Dog, Gidgit...

Say's "Indy, get well, soon!.....And she never talks to anybody.....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 10:36 PM

46. CRITICAL PLEASE READ...I have 4 shepherd collie mixes that for the past 5 years had horrible

Violent seizures. Thousands of dollars three vets one specialist and no answers...they were dying one worse than the others.

I changed dog foods...used burger meat nothing helped...little did I know what was killing my children...
Then I totally stopped giving them rawhide...

I normally bought from walmart but tried others food lion other grocery stores...it didn't help they just randomly had violent seizures one hour after eating or even many hours to a day later.

I don't give a FUCK if the FDA says the rawhide treats are safe or the fact they are inept or lying to us...

I only know since I have TOTALLY stopped giving my dogs rawhide NONE of them have had a seizure in 5 months NONE ZERO ZILCH NOT ONE SEIZURE since I stopped giving them rawhide...

My vets I have all informed say they believe it is either melanin or toxic metal poisoning but they have no proof from all the blood tests...evidentally the levels build up to toxic levels quickly but then flush fast if the liver and kidneys are functioning well...thany god babies are ok...

They grew up chewing raw hide so the only conclusion I can make is something in the last 6 years has changed!!!!!!!!!!!!! in how they process rawhide or possibly who is processing it...

One note...a bowl of cold milk at onset of seizures reduced or ended the violent seizures. Or stopped them temporarily...

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Response to Drew Richards (Reply #46)

Thu May 29, 2014, 10:56 PM

48. I sent the full post to Steve


We have never had a rawhide problem. We use the ground up kind. But we won't use them anymore.

OS

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Response to Drew Richards (Reply #46)

Fri May 30, 2014, 01:52 PM

52. Did you check where they came from?

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Response to abakan (Reply #52)

Fri May 30, 2014, 06:17 PM

54. Many listed china...some did not list origin others said "packaged" in usa not where made I resolved

Not to take a chance and so not give them any rawhide strips bones or wraps no rawhide period and they are all seizure free...

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Response to Drew Richards (Reply #54)

Fri May 30, 2014, 06:21 PM

55. I did the same with my dog the only treats she gets are ones I make...Good luck..NT

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 10:47 PM

47. Sending positive thoughts to Indy



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 11:05 PM

49. Damn I am sorry to hear this. Sending my warmest healing vibes...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri May 30, 2014, 12:47 AM

50. Can you tell me what he eats (foods, chews, treats, etc...)

And do you have fertilizers on your lawn or anywhere? Or any gardening additives such as cocoa mulch? And what is your water source. I ask because I had a Wheaten that used to have sizers a lot and we made some changes that helped him a lot. He had no more seizures for years until an hour before he passed.

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Response to glinda (Reply #50)

Fri May 30, 2014, 09:47 PM

57. I'll ask Steve tomorrow

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri May 30, 2014, 01:55 AM

51. Best luck to all of you.


Aloha.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri May 30, 2014, 02:05 PM

53. Kick

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri May 30, 2014, 06:43 PM

56. Me love dogs!

Glad your Doggie is getting better!

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