Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Worrisome Wednesday




Sweet Ciara - unfortunately it wasn't a one time only seizure. She had another one last night right before midnight.  Pretty much the same duration and intensity as the one on December 18th.



And then again at 10:40 a.m. today, the evil monster struck again less than 11 hours later.  I am now waiting to hear back from the vet, but I suspect we will be visiting the neurologist for an evaluation.   I had a suspicion all day yesterday that all was not well.  She was just "off", only way I can describe it.



Ciara here, I at least got my table spot back, but now Mom is watching me like a hawk.  She even put this blankie down because some not-so-nice things happen to me when the seizure hits.  I don't remember much about what happened, but Mom and Lightning tell me it was very scary.  I hope I am going to be OK.

Woos - Ciara and Mom



67 comments:

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Firstly can I say that I am sorry to have been remiss and missed what had happened before. I am so sorry to hear that your sweet girl is not doing good. It must be sorry worrying both to see it happening and not know why. I send virtual hugs to you and I pray that the vet will be able to diagnose and help. xx

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Ciara honey, we are keeping all our paws crossed that you won't have another seizure and that the vet is able to figure out what's causing them and how to fix things. It sounds very scary and we are all very worried.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Ciara,
The doctor will know how to make you all better. I know this is scary for all of your family. I am sending all the healing thoughts I can .
love
tweedles

stellaroselong said...

Oh we are so sorry this is happening to you. I know your momma is going to take real good care of you and take you to a super smart vet to find out what is going on, and how to help stop it. Hugs from us little pugs.
stella rose

Cocoa and Melon said...

Dear Ciara and the Momster, sorry to hear this issue has hung around. We popped in especially to see how you were doing. I've been dealing with a slight health issue myself (nothing serious, just something that may need to be addressed) and it's triggered my hooman's own issues. Hopefully she can blog about it sometime, I don't really understand what's been going on. Boy are hoomans weird. Anyway, here's hoping the vet has some ideas for you. Oh, and we send hugs to your Momster, we know this must be very difficult for her.
Cocoa

sagechronicles said...

Oh, Ciara. We are so sorry the Monster decided to rear it's ugly head again. I sure hope your vet has a magic potion for you. We still have some of Toby's mighty swords around that he used on his dragons. Let me know if you need one!

Barbara said...

We're sending the power of the paw in hopes that it will make Ciara better!!

BeadedTail said...

Oh noes! We're sorry Ciara is having more seizures and hope the neurologist can find out why. We're sending lots of purrs for her to get well and lots of hugs to you too mom.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Ciara we have our paws crossed that the S.M. will NOT come back.

It seems that your mom has some GOOD instincts and can sort of SENSE when thingys are not going right. THAT is a GOOD thingy.
It helps her to be prepared to deal with the thingy.

The Florida Furkids said...

Oh Ciara, we're so sorry that this is happening to you. We hope they can figure out what's wrong and that it's easily fixable. Lots of woofies who have seizures go on medicine and are fine after that.

(((Hugs)))
The Florida Furkids

onespoiledcat said...

Oh dear Ciara I hope you'll be ok too but you must allow Mom and the doctor to check you out so you don't have to go through that seizure stuff again hopefully. You got your table spot back and a nice blankie for cuddling but I know all of us who know you want you BETTER too!! WOO WOO!

Hugs, Sammy

Stewey said...

I've got my paws crossed for you, Ciara. Sure hope you will get better soon! Glad you got your table back!
Stewey

Madi and Mom said...

Ciara my sweet Woo girl. I'm so very sorry. I hope and purr we found out what is up!!
I'm sending you a big sloppy kitty kiss and let me know if you need me to scratch out the eyes of what ever is bothering you
Madi your bfff

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh Ciara sweetheart, we're sorry this has happened. We'll keep paws crossed this evil monster never comes back. Gentle hugs to you and your family.
No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory

Toma said...

Sweet Ciara, get well :*

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Dear Ciara,
Wesa so sads to hears the seizure monster struck again. Many paw squeezes that yousa wills get well soon and nots have another seizure monster ever again'ums.
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

Linda said...

Dear Ciara,
We are so very sorry to hear the seizures have returned. We hope your vet can find medication that will prevent this from happening again.
Please take care we are thinking of you.

xo Cinnamon

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

Oh no! We really hope that the evil monster seizure will leave you alone. Lots of hugs to you!

June & mom

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

I'm so sorry to hear it. Hope you get some answers soon xx

Mitch and Molly said...

Oh no. We are so sorry that this is happening to you, sweet Ciara. We hope your mom has some answers soon.

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

scotsmad said...

OMD! That makes us soooooo sad. We just wish we could DO SOMETHING! Girl, we know you're in good hands....

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Sarge said...

Oh, Ciara, I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. That monster is horrible and I hope your dogtor fixes you up right away. I'm sending you a bunch of my bestest healing vibes.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

Amber DaWeenie said...

Me and my pack are sending you lots of love and pawhugs. Hope this is easily fixed once you see the dogter.

Mommy's sending prayers.

Rebekah said...

Thinking of you all, and hoping you get some answers.

Sagira said...

Oh no! Poor Ciara. Sending lots of good thoughts your way.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Poor sweet Ciara....hopefully some medication will be able to help control it.

rottrover said...

Dear Sweet Ciara - we've been meaning to drop you a note. We used to have a brother (before we started blogging) who had epilepsy. His seizures were very scary to watch, too, but he started taking phenobarbital and BAM - way, way less seizures. Our mom takes pheno, too, and has for MANY years. Very few side effects. Drowsiness is one. Buddy got over it and mom just drinks a lot of coffee!! Please don't be scared. We know you're gonna be OK!

Your pals,

Bart, Otto and Ruby

KB Bear said...

Oh sweet sweet Ciara and momster - I'm so sorry that you're having a rough time. I hope that you get some vet care soon. I've known many dogs (including mine, pre-blogging) who have had their seizures controlled by meds. I hope that can be the case for Ciara too. I am thinking of you.

Brian said...

Oh Ciara, we are so sorry sweetie. We are sending you purrs and prays. We know you can slay that evil monster.

Jake of Florida said...

I am so so sad to hear this. I hope the vet will be able to give you some reassurance, although some seizures, from what I learned when JH had one, have no identifiable reason. Regardless, we are sending you tons of wirey kisses and human love and hugs to help relieve a bit of the anxiety.'xxxxx

Joan and JH

Ms. ~K said...

Sweet Ciara, we are sending lots of pawsitiive thoughts and belly rubs....
Big hug for Mom, too!
❤️

tpagrl said...

Ciara, chin up dear. Lots of warm fuzzies heading your way. Linda, Pepper, and Dublin

Jo's World said...

Hey Ciara:

We are sending you the Three Ps!

Prayers, Power of the Paw and Purrs (from Zkhat). We want to see you all better very soon.

Love and hugs,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Nola said...

POTP and hugs to you.
Nola

Kari in Alaska said...

we are sending our love

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Ruby said...

Oh Noes!!!! Oh gurl, I hope they can find out what is causin' these awful seizures and stop them! I bets it's really scary for everyone!
I am sendin' you healin' thoughts and tons of AireZens....
{{{{{hugs}}}}}} to your MOms and pack!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥
pees: you still look FABulous gurl!

Dory and the Mama said...

We are saying our prayers and crossing our paws that they find out what is causing the seizure monster to come and that you feel better real soon Ciara!!

Get Well Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

Wyatt said...

Sending you some P.O.P., Miss Ciara.
That must be really scary for your mom. We hope you find some answers and some relief soon.

xoxo
Wyatt and Stanzie

houndstooth said...

The first Greyhound who lived here, before I came along, had epilepsy. Mom says it was really scary when it was happening, and hers were pretty bad, but once she started on the right medicine, it made a lot of difference for her. If we can help any, let us know!


Bunny

24 Paws of Love said...

Ciara, you don't look so good. We hope that the docs find something that works for you so you don't have that happen anymore.

Our 24 Paws are crossed for you.

Val said...

thinking of you and hope the vet can find some answers for the ugly monster soon. hugs.

Milo and Jet said...

Oh Ciara that sounds very scary :( We hope the vet people can find something to make you much better and keep the scary seizure monster away. Where sending you many labrador kisses to help make feel better. Milo & Jet

Dexter said...

It sounds like the vet will be suggested medication. I hope that it all works out for you like it did for my Relentlessly Huge brother. Keeping four paws crossed.

Kisses,
Dexter

Molly The Wally said...

Oh no Clara. You take it easy under the table. We are praying the vet can give you something to control the nasties. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, rest assured.
Best wishes Molly

Marg said...

Oh Ciara, we are so sorry that you are having those darn seizures. Hopefully they can give you some medicine for them. We had a dog and a pony that had seizures and they took medicine and it did help. We sure send many purrs and the donkeys are crossing their hooves for you.

Priscilla Phang said...

Oh dear Ciara, we are so sorry that the seizure monster attacked you again. We hope the docs can find something that works for you so you will feel better.
We keep all our paws and fingers crossed for you!
Hugs!!!

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Oh no!!! :((
You poor poor husky you! I am so sorry for all of you that this is happening , I can't imagine how hard it must be as I have never experienced this...
Have you talked to five sibes mom? They know all about canine epilepsy and may be able to help with some tips?
Sending the biggest furriest husky hugs your way!
"Love is being owned by a husky"

Casey said...

I'm so sorry the seizure monster is bothering you! I hope you feel better soon.

easyweimaraner said...

Ciara I hope there is a way to help you. Maybe twe all together can chase that bad seizure-monster away? All my best wishes and crossed paws for you

The Army of Four said...

We're so sorry to hear Ciara had another 2 seizures! Please know that you're both in our prayers. If there is anything we can do to help -- like if you bring her here to KSU for an evaluation -- please don't hesitate to ask. We are only 5 minutes from the vet school.
HUGS!
KZK

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We don't know how we managed to miss the first post about a seizure but we did, so this is the first we hear of it, and we are very concerned about sweet Ciara. All paws and hooves are crossed at this end that the vet will be able to find the right dosage of meds to control this effectively over the long term.

Woofs,
Tommy and family

Piappies World said...

Oh no, Ciara, so sorry we have not been around and just as we were to leave you some belated holiday cheer comment, we read about the scary seizures you have been getting. We got our paws crossed for you sweet Ciara. We pray that the Dr. Vet will make you get better really soon.
We will visit you regularly to check on you.
Sending you lots of healing vibes.

Love,
Piappies Mom and Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

So sorry to hear this about Ciara. Hope the vet manages to find something to keep them under control.
Lynne x

Sue said...

We've been thinking about you and wondering how you were doing. Now we know. We hope the doctor can fix this fast so you and Mom don't have to worry any more.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so very sorry Ciara. We loves you. Hugs, Love, Healing purrs and good vibes headed your way.

SissySees said...

Oh no. We sure are sorry to hear this! Paws are crossed here for no more visits from the seizure monster.

Millie and Walter said...

We're sorry to hear about Ciara. Our paws are crossed for her.

Jeanne Pursell said...

Oh Sweet Ciara...and mom...we are so sorry to hear about this monster. We have all our fingers and paws crossed and we are sending you all kinds of love. POTP for you all. Hope you get some answers very soon. xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Sam said...

Saying prayers. Is this an issue that Sibe's have?

Give Ciara hugs from us. We had a Golden with seizures and have been there. We are thinking of you.

Monty and Harlow

Bobby said...

Hi Guys
We are keeping our paws crossed for Ciara we do hope all is well with her now. Oh what a worry we are to our humans.
Licks from Bobby extra lick for Ciara or Phantom and Lightning as well.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh NO!!!! I'm SO so sorry this is happening to the beautiful Ciara! I hope the docs find a fix fast!!

I've often wondered...what do the other pups do when this is happening to her??

I pray there is some solution. I have a friend who has them and she feels awful for days after!

sprinkles said...

This makes me so sad! I hate to think of Ciara and you all having to deal with this. You're all in my prayers.

The Websters said...

Oh Ciara. I just wish this wasn't true. We are praying that they can get you some meds to make this never ever happen again.

Nora

tpagrl said...

We are so sorry to hear this year isn't starting out on a better note. It is no fun as we get older, both 2-legged and 4-legged, and the body parts don't work the way they used to. Quality of life is what we all strive for for our 4-legged kids. We'd keep Phantom on his meds so he'd be more comfortable and not in pain, even though the side effects are not good. Know there's an entire community out here hoping and praying for brighter news. Sending lots of warm fuzzies your way. Linda, Pepper, and Dublin

Arno Vom Altvilstal said...

Dear Ciara,
we only read this today, for we were very busy the last time! I'm so sorry for you! Mom and I feel with you and your family!
Love
Arno

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Precious Ciara. I hope the vets can find what is happening and can offer you relief with some meds. I will not be able to visit...for 3 weeks. I am so worried , warm hugs from Mom Linda and Savvy

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Precious Ciara. I hope the vets can find what is happening and can offer you relief with some meds. I will not be able to visit...for 3 weeks. I am so worried , warm hugs from Mom Linda and Savvy