Devotion Posted February 26, 2012 Share Posted February 26, 2012 HI! I'm back with some concerns for Avril. Just a quick refresher....Avril had encephalitis last summer. She presented with acute seizures which really was status epilepticus and had to have anesthesia to come out of it. You all helped me so much with that. She had what I would call severe circling, head tilt and basically couldn't do much of anything on her own. But she fought and overcame. Her personality is Devine. She is the sweetest most gentle hound. Ok now fast forward, Avril does have brain damage. It's just apparant and hard to describe but it's there. However, I do not for one minute think her quality of life has been diminished. She is also partially blind. I would describe it as being "legally blind." she see's shadows but doesn't realize what it is unless very close. She is a certified therapy dog and still does a great job. She goes to lots of Greyhound events etc. Ok. Here's the new question, cocern. She becomes extremely aggitated every evening around 7 (ish). She paces, whines, will even bark, seems completely unsettled for about 30 minutes. I have not a clue as to what is going on. I've had cancer and just in my explaining this it's like what I would feel after chemo at times like I was crawling out of my skin. I work in rehab and know patients with dementia can have what they refer to as "SUNDOWNING" when it becomes dark the patient gets aggitated. I swear this is like Avril. It's the weirdest thing I've seen. Has anyone experienced something like this? if so please help or advice me! and yes, I have a great relationship with my vet. I just want outside experience/knowledge etc if there is any. We go out at nights sometimes and when we come in she seems fine. 9 or 10. It has happened when we come in late but not always. So unless, I set up a camera I haven't a clue if this happened. She is so sweet and has NEVER shown aggression to any of our other pets or us so that's not an issue. It's just complete unsettling on her part. I'm sure I've left so much out but I just really would like to know if sundown is an option in dogs like people. thanks for reading.... Pam and Avril Quote Pam with greys Avril, Dalton & Zeus & Diddy the dachshund & Miss Buzz the kitty Devotion, Jingle Bells, Rocky, Hans, Harbor, Lennon, NoLa, Scooter, Naomi and Scout at the bridge Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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