Terrier Club
NewsMembersCommunityPhotosForumsServicesMore

Message Board
Terrier Club General Forum

Update on Roo Reply to this Message

  Click    to vote for your favorite post or photo
 From:  Message:
Roo's Mom
Member PageMember Page
Nov 06, 2017 at 21:23
• Cheryl
(New York)

Post 11195

  
Update on Roo Vote for this post

He had another episode tonight. At this point, I am not sure if it is syncope which the vet says it is, or a seizure.

 According to what I have read, with syncope, dogs generally do not defecate during the episode, but it is more common in a seizure. 

Also, he does not have the stiff legged leg motion that I have seen in videos of seizures. His legs do move but it is more slow and gentle. Trying to find a video of syncope.

So, again, we appreciate all of your love and concern.


Report this post to moderator
Riley
Member PageMember Page
Nov 07, 2017 at 07:22
• allen
(New Jersey)

Post 263

Re: Update on Roo Vote for this post Reply to this Message Reply with a quote

We are praying for Roo and hope he can get some help.

Love Riley

Report this post to moderator
robin and presley
Member PageMember Page
Nov 07, 2017 at 07:24
• Sandi
(Nebraska)

Post 5663

Re: Update on Roo Vote for this post Reply to this Message Reply with a quote

Cheryl, thanks for the update on dear Roo.


Keeping him, in thoughts and prayers.


god bless him.


sandi robin Presley and buster at the bridge


Report this post to moderator
Deb, Emmie and Angel Kelsie
Member PageMember Page
Nov 07, 2017 at 09:06
• Deborah
(Pennsylvania)

Post 9248

Re: Update on Roo Vote for this post Reply to this Message Reply with a quote

Oh Cheryl, I'm sure you're just heartsick over this! There are meds for seizures aren't there? (I'm afraid I'm a bit in the dark over this subject...) We are keeping dear Roo in our thoughts and prayers and will look for more updates. Give him a soft kiss and hug from us.
Love, Deb, Emmie, and Angel Kelsie

Report this post to moderator
NimbySue
Member PageMember Page
Nov 07, 2017 at 17:15
(United Kingdom)
Post 16823

Re: Update on Roo Vote for this post Reply to this Message Reply with a quote

Just got back online at new house  tonight Cheryl and Big Prayers for Roo,when Eric had his siezures at 15 he was put on meds and went on another 2 years...Hope your vet can do something to stem them a little...will look back tomorrow,Give Roo a Kiss from us all and know you are in our hearts...Hugs Annie and Gang xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Report this post to moderator
Levi and Winter
Member PageMember Page
Nov 08, 2017 at 17:23
• Yoka
(Florida)

Post 15308

Re: Update on Roo Vote for this post Reply to this Message Reply with a quote

Oh my goodness I am so sorry to read that Roo needs lots of prayers .

Am so terrible sorry to hear that. Hope the vet can find the right medication for Roo. It must have been a real scare./

 Have not been on for a while so much going on here too but will keep Roo in our prayers.

Lots of love,

 Yoka, Levi and Winter

xoxoxoxoxoox



Report this post to moderator
jan and pip
Member PageMember Page
Nov 09, 2017 at 03:46
• JANET
(United Kingdom)

Post 2449

Re: Update on Roo Vote for this post Reply to this Message Reply with a quote

oh bless! thinking of you both. 

jan and pip x

Report this post to moderator
Patti and Molly and Allie too
Member PageMember Page
Nov 09, 2017 at 08:57
(New York)
Post 575

Re: Update on Roo Vote for this post Reply to this Message Reply with a quote

Hi Cheryl - does Roo find the incidents upsetting? How often does it seem to be happening?

I had a black lab with seizures. She would poo during the seizures about half the time. I had a chocolate lab who struggled with syncope for the last few months of his life, and he never pooped when he was having a particularly bad day.

I'm certainly not an expert in either but I can offer what I learned from various vets along the way, if that would help you....

Basically, a seizure is a "one and done" situation, meaning most of the time they don't feel it coming on and then boom, they're down. It hits suddenly. It can take awhile for them to come out of it. But then once they're out of it, they're usually back to normal. My black lab certainly didn't like the seizures, but her whole attitude after it was over was, "that was WEIRD!" And then she'd go on with her life.

Syncope can be more insidious. Often times they can be having bad days where they just don't feel right, and so you notice their behavior is off. Then on the days where it is really bad, that's where you get the falling over. It can happen several times a day. (So can seizures for that matter though.)

I guess the main difference I saw was that my chocolate lab was mildly impacted even on his good days, whereas the black lab would return to normal in between her seizures. However, syncope can resolve on its own too - which is what happened with my sweet old boy. We went through a bad couple months but it did slowly resolve all by itself. Whereas the seizures were a life-long condition. However my girl didn't really find the seizures a big deal after they were over. The worst of it was the clean up for me. But my heart ached for my boy with syncope. He would hold his head funny and you could tell he was one sad boy. But it got better, and that's the take-away for syncope - it can be just a transient problem.

I'm so sorry. It is hard to watch, and even more hard when you don't know what - if anything! - you can do to help.

Report this post to moderator
Eve
Member PageMember Page
Nov 09, 2017 at 15:37
• Eve
(Pennsylvania)

Post 1688

Re: Update on Roo Vote for this post Reply to this Message Reply with a quote

I wish there was something I could say to help.
The hardest thing is watching the little love of your life have a problem that you can't make better.
As with others I hope and pray, God will help the vet come up with an answer that will help Roo.
Prayers coming your way.

Report this post to moderator
Reply to this Message
Prior Topic Back to Forum IndexNext Topic


Back

Home

Index