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Our poor June was rushed to the vet this morning... she had thrown up, was shaking, drooling profusely and could hardly stand. I was able to get her outside this morning to go potty, but she couldn't stand and just laid down. We had to carry her out to the car to get her to the vet.

 

The vets seem to think she has Vestibular Disease with all her symptoms. Full blood work was done along with X-rays to rule out her having ate something. Everything came back negative, so they think they are the right path. She also has no history of seizures which they were a little concerned about. She was admitted and will stay overnight for observation, stabilization and fluids... she was so upset when we brought her in they had to give her a little Valium.

 

Assuming it is what they think, she should be fine in a few days.

 

Prayers for a quick recovery.


Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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:( Sending many prayers!!!! :hope :hope


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My eleven year old had a serious episode and was fine in a few days. The only evidence was a slight head tilt that she had for months. She lived until almost thirteen, and never had another episode. Hope you have a similar resolution.

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My eleven year old had a serious episode and was fine in a few days. The only evidence was a slight head tilt that she had for months. She lived until almost thirteen, and never had another episode. Hope you have a similar resolution.

I'm hoping she doesn't have another episode... it was pretty scary. The vet said she most likely will not have another one, and should be back to herself in a few days.


Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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Best thoughts for your girl!


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Thx everyone!

Weird she is not in the house tonight, but I know she is in good hands, and glad she is being monitored.

Also, my vet practice is very knowledgeable with greys which is awesome.


Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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Sending positive thoughts for June! My Gigi had one vestibular episode when he was 12 yo, it was very very scarying because it happened while he was going downstairs and he fell. Luckily he didn't break any bone and he was fine in a few days, he didn't have any other episode for the rest of his life and he left us when he was 18

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Sending positive thoughts for June! My Gigi had one vestibular episode when he was 12 yo, it was very very scarying because it happened while he was going downstairs and he fell. Luckily he didn't break any bone and he was fine in a few days, he didn't have any other episode for the rest of his life and he left us when he was 18

Wow, 18???? That is a very old age for a grey!

Thx again for the positive comments. The only thing that has me slightly concerned is the vet said this happens in "older" dogs... June is 7 (will be 8 in June). I don't really consider her old, but I guess that is?


Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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Gigi was a lab cross but he had however a long life for a dog of his size, we where really blessed also because he survived to two very bad mastocitomas when he was 7 and 9.

 

June seems young to me too for a vestibular desease but sometimes it just happens, our sheperd dog Dora developed a very bad arthritis when she was only 6, now she's 12 and she's been on a regular pain therapy for 6 years

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How is she this morning?

Thx for asking... the vet called us this morning around 8:45. She is doing much better he said. Able to get up on her own, and very light assistance with a sling to help her with her hind legs which are still a little bit wobbly. He said she is alert and seems calm and more herself this morning, so it definitely sounds like this episode is passing. They are going to ween her off the IV fluids and hopefully we can get her this evening to bring home. She will have some anti-nausea meds for a while to take.

So overall, things sounds great!

I appreciate everyone's prayers and well wishes :)

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Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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Hey, I am late giving an update:

 

June came home yesterday afternoon. She was very happy to be home and happy to see us. For the most part she is doing well.

 

BUT! She seems to be having issues with her one hind leg. I am not sure if it's residual from this episode? If she hurt her hip when she fell multiple times? Or if she really did have a seizure?

 

For now we are keeping her on a leash when we let her out despite her wanting to take off running. She has a great appetite and thirst, and her poop and pee schedule is normal. She is behaving very normal.

 

Hopefully we can put this whole thing behind us.

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Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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Continued good thoughts for your June. :goodluck


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Thx everyone :)


Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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I'm very happy to read she's back home! Give her a few more days to recover maybe the problem with the leg is just a remain of the vestibular episode

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Hope she continues to do well.


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Thank you all! She was her usual shiny self this morning wanting to go out and get her breakfast. Hard to tell how wobbly she still is with how slippery the snow is in the yard now. I even slipped a bunch .


Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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I'm glad that June is home and doing better. She may need another week or so to totally recover. Our Hobbes had Vestibular Disease exhibiting the same symptoms as June. Although he was on his feet again within a day, he was a little wobbly for a week to ten days. Then he seemed to bounce back to normal as his legs got stronger. The snow, I am sure, isn't making it easier for June.

 

Good luck and best wishes for her total recovery.


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I'm glad that June is home and doing better. She may need another week or so to totally recover. Our Hobbes had Vestibular Disease exhibiting the same symptoms as June. Although he was on his feet again within a day, he was a little wobbly for a week to ten days. Then he seemed to bounce back to normal as his legs got stronger. The snow, I am sure, isn't making it easier for June.

 

Good luck and best wishes for her total recovery.

Thanks... that's encouraging to hear. No, the snow isn't helping at all. But she's doing well for now. Luckily my husband is working from home all next week so he can keep and eye on her.


Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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Adding our best wishes. Great that your husband will be home next week.


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Just a quick followup.... June is 99% back to her old self. She is still on antibiotics to be safe.

 

The only thing now is she doesn't want to do stairs anymore. I think falling up and/or down them during her episode freaked her out. For now we are letting her skirt them. Our house allows us to have her go in and out from the family room and avoid stairs. Eventually we will work on getting her confident to tackle stairs again. She was never great with them in the first place... she would balk at them and have to "psych herself up" to go up and down them, so this isn't a shock to us.

 

Just wanted to let you all know how she was doing :)

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Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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