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Bow Wow   

oh Penny, that would have been so scary :( hope Lizzie is feeling better. It breaks your heart to see them so distressed and not know what is wrong with them.

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Cavstar   

Well Lily had another episode today � this morning she just bolted off the bed and ran into the hallway, I ran after her and she was extending her legs again, I Ran and got her Valium give it to her and bundled her up in bed. Within a minute she was fine!!! Thank God! Was so scary though.

The specialist is not in till Wednesday and I am told he will ring me to get me to bring Lily in Thursday.

I have been reading up on Vestibular disease in dogs, and I am quite confident that is what Lily is suffering from. There are three types. Idiopathic , which means undiagnosed and usually affects older dogs. Peripheral vestibular disease results from damage to the nerves of the inner ear that can be caused by infection, overzealous cleaning of the ears, trauma, stroke, tumors, certain drugs and other conditions.

And Central vestibular disease usually has a poorer prognosis than the more common peripheral form, primarily due to the potential damage to the brain stem, which can be overall quite devastating.

So I'm praying that it's just an ear infection , because Lily has bee shaking her head a fair bit. Plus it is treatable!!! Arghhh !!!!

Will keep you updated

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Wow scary.. I hope you get some answers soon & that it is something as simple as an ear infection.

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LizT   

Well Lily had another episode today � this morning she just bolted off the bed and ran into the hallway, I ran after her and she was extending her legs again, I Ran and got her Valium give it to her and bundled her up in bed. Within a minute she was fine!!! Thank God! Was so scary though.

The specialist is not in till Wednesday and I am told he will ring me to get me to bring Lily in Thursday.

I have been reading up on Vestibular disease in dogs, and I am quite confident that is what Lily is suffering from. There are three types. Idiopathic , which means undiagnosed and usually affects older dogs. Peripheral vestibular disease results from damage to the nerves of the inner ear that can be caused by infection, overzealous cleaning of the ears, trauma, stroke, tumors, certain drugs and other conditions.

And Central vestibular disease usually has a poorer prognosis than the more common peripheral form, primarily due to the potential damage to the brain stem, which can be overall quite devastating.

So I'm praying that it's just an ear infection , because Lily has bee shaking her head a fair bit. Plus it is treatable!!! Arghhh !!!!

Will keep you updated

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Interested to hear what the Specialist has to say. Hope Lily is feeling okay.

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LizT   

I hate it when our babies scare us. I hope that Lily is ok.

I had a scary thing with Izzy just over a week ago. She was asleep on the lounge and was completely fine. I was in the other room for a while and when I went back in, she seemed quite disoriented. She had raised her front paw as she does for a belly scratch but it was like she couldn't put it back down properly. She started quivering and her eyes looked quite big and bulging. She seemed quite worried as she started licking her lips like she was nervous. I raced upstairs and got Patrick to come down. He picked her up and put her down and it was like she was kind of stiff. Her tail was sticking straight up. This all happened in the space of maybe five minutes. Then it was like she just snapped out of it. I called her and she came to me perfectly.

Regardless, we raced off to the vet just to get checked out. Had to do the emergency vet as it was about 9.30pm on a Friday night. The vet checked her heart, listened to everything, checked her temperature and her blood pressure. She said everything is really good, everything was normal. There was no explanation for what happened and if it happened again, to try and video it and bring her back.

She has been completely fine since. I don't know what happened. The vet said it could've been a spike in her blood pressure or a drop. Without doing further tests, being bloodwork, we wouldn't know anything more and the vet said she doesn't think we needed to do anything more unless it happened again.

It's scary when things like this happen. I knew Izzy didn't feel right herself. I could see she was worried and it worried me so much.

Poor Izzy. It is a bit scary when we don't know what's is happening and whether it will ever happen again. Not much to do unless there is a reoccurrence. It could have been anything from a seizure to epilepsy and everything in between. Hopefully you won't have it happen again.

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Bow Wow   

I took Lily to the specialist today. It took two hours of testing. We had bloods taken, but they will come back later. He does not think it is Vestibular. Her right eye menace was slightly less then her left eye. Which means when he goes to tap her eyes, her normal reaction is to blink. She does so in her left, but not as much in her right, which looks like something may be happening in the left side of her brain.

He has classed Lily's episodes as seizures, so now we are doing the tests to see if we can find the cause of the seizures.

No medication has been prescribed as he is doing the wait and see if she has another one.

So time will tell us hopefully what is going on with Miss Lily.

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LizT   

I took Lily to the specialist today. It took two hours of testing. We had bloods taken, but they will come back later. He does not think it is Vestibular. Her right eye menace was slightly less then her left eye. Which means when he goes to tap her eyes, her normal reaction is to blink. She does so in her left, but not as much in her right, which looks like something may be happening in the left side of her brain.

He has classed Lily's episodes as seizures, so now we are doing the tests to see if we can find the cause of the seizures.

No medication has been prescribed as he is doing the wait and see if she has another one.

So time will tell us hopefully what is going on with Miss Lily.

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Hopefully the cause is something that is not difficult for her to live with, either with meds or hopefully no need for any, just care if and when she has an episode. Fingers and paws crossed.

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Gretel   

Izzy had another funny turn last night :( It didn't last very long.

Poor Izzy and poor you worrying about her :(

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Bow Wow   

Izzy had another funny turn last night :( It didn't last very long.

Oh no, sounds like seizures.???? I'm am watching Lily like a hawk now. But she is acting normal. The specialist rang back and her bloods are clear. I have the opportunity to run more bloods and if they come ack clear, then I can go along with MRI and such, but ATM I'm not going to, if there is something nasty happening in her brain, she will deteriorate as time goes on, so will take one day at a time.

He has assured me that it could be a one off. Or if she has another fit in the next few weeks, we will put her on anti-seizure meds. So it is a waiting game atm. But, Lily is fine within herself and she passed all the neurological exams, bar the slight reduction of menace in her right eye. So I am more at ease.

My sisters little dog has been having fits for 6 years and is not on any meds and Bonny has no side effects from all these years. So tha is comforting. Bonny is 10 years old now.

Best of luck with Izzy, I pray that it is nothing too sinister. Xx

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pennyw74   

Izzy had another one on Monday night but she was fine last night.

It is strange that it is only when she wakes up from a deep sleep.

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Gretel   

Izzy had another one on Monday night but she was fine last night.

It is strange that it is only when she wakes up from a deep sleep.

It is isn't it? I hope you can find some answers.

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Hey cavvy peeps :) I have a friend that is interested in finding a good CKCS breeder, preferably close to sydney. She has a gorgeous 2 year old son so temperament as well as health is crucial (although I'm yet to meet a cavvy who didn't have a gorgeous temperament!). Any suggestions would be great, PMs are fine if you prefer

:thanks:

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Cavstar   

Hey cavvy peeps :) I have a friend that is interested in finding a good CKCS breeder, preferably close to sydney. She has a gorgeous 2 year old son so temperament as well as health is crucial (although I'm yet to meet a cavvy who didn't have a gorgeous temperament!). Any suggestions would be great, PMs are fine if you prefer

:thanks:

You haven't met my Zara! :laugh: :laugh: She's a moody cow! :o

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cavNrott   

To update on my 10 1/2yo Cav, Bronson. He is doing very well on his medication for congestive heart failure. I'm truly amazed at how well these meds work. At the moment he's throwing his teddy over his shoulder and then going after it to give it a good shake.

I notice Bronson's adopting the play bow stance a bit and I guess that's because his enlarged heart is taking up so much room in there. He's probably stretching out to get more comfortable. All in all he's doing really well though his exercise tolerance is down. We take only short walks now but he's still very keen to go for a walk.

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Gretel   

To update on my 10 1/2yo Cav, Bronson. He is doing very well on his medication for congestive heart failure. I'm truly amazed at how well these meds work. At the moment he's throwing his teddy over his shoulder and then going after it to give it a good shake.

I notice Bronson's adopting the play bow stance a bit and I guess that's because his enlarged heart is taking up so much room in there. He's probably stretching out to get more comfortable. All in all he's doing really well though his exercise tolerance is down. We take only short walks now but he's still very keen to go for a walk.

Glad to hear meds have given him a new lease on life :)

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Hi everyone,

Yesterday I put a deposit on a little black and tan boy. He's only 5 days old, so I have a long wait before he comes home. I get to visit him just before Christmas though and I can't wait! :happydance2:

I already have a Cocker Spaniel, so hopefully they will be best friends.

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