Monday, November 22, 2010

Seizure Monster Strikes Again


Thank you so much for all your comments. Your words mean so much to me and I know that Mango is feeling all the good vibes coming his way.

Mango spent a relaxing day at home with the Master. He was happy and his old self and even played tennis ball. I took PeeWee to the vet after work to get his hot spot tended to (he was a big baby about it and even the vet couldn't get it totally trimmed up). Yes, Dex should be wearing a cone but that's just more than I can handle right now. He did come home with magic powder to apply 2-3 times / day. Hopefully it will relieve the itch so he doesn't bother it.

After coming home and doing some tidying up, Mango, Dexter and I were just settling in the dog cave to read some blogs when it happened again. This time it lasted about a minute and a half. Mango was not as disoriented as before, but still paced for over an hour before settling down. He is very clingy and wants to be near me. If I even go to the bathroom he is howling outside the door. Looks like another night on the couch.

Right now, the thought of leaving him alone tears at my heart. I would appreciate words from those of you who have had seizure dogs. I know that I can't stop my life to be with him, but what do you do to ease your mind when you have to leave your dog? Of course I worry that it will happen when I am not home.

My understanding is that the big concern is that he will hurt himself or that it will last so long that he overheats and it damages his organs. Even almost two hours after the fact his ears are still hot. And he was very hot immediately after. His jowls were inflamed and he was panting heavily.

I tried to take some photos earlier tonight of the boys together. None of them came out too well, but I am including one anyway.

Poor little Dex got tossed unceremoniously out the back door when Mango's seizure began and I left him out there until Mango started to show that he recognized me and where he was. I had the presence of mind to close doors and turn on lights. Mango still managed to bang around the house and get into corners. Dex was confused too and a little growly when he came back in, but not too bad.

I'll be canceling Mango's scheduled trip to the special vet. His less than perfect gait is not really a major concern right now and I don't want to stress him out with all the poking and prodding that will likely be in store for him there. I'll consult with his regular vet in the morning.

Paws and fingers crossed that the next post will be from Mango himself reporting that he has kicked seizure monster ass and is back in action.

Mango Momma

P.S. For some happy making reading, check out the next installment of Roo's big adventure featuring none other than the RH himself. Read it here.

64 comments:

Sue said...

I can only imagine how worried you must be. I hope the vet can come up with some answers. We're thinking about your big boy.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh Mango Momma -

My mom is making THAT face for you - and she asked me type for her -

We'll keep the big guy in our thoughts -

Wish we could help with advice but you KNOW this is THE PLACE for help and suggestions -

Hugz&Khysses From Indiana tonight -
Khyra and Her DOH
PeeEssWoo: I'll try to temper my *wink wink* pikhs so The RH isn't too overstressed

mayziegal said...

Stupid, evil seizure monster! I would bite it in the butt if I could - and I'm not a biter, you know.

MangoMomma - my momma and I hope you can feel my snuggles and momma's hugs through the miles. I know this is very much a skeery thing for you and I wish we could somehow make it all better. We don't have any advice but we are doing all we can from Collie-rado to send good thoughts and wishes yours and Mango's way. Please give Mango a brindle snuffle from me.

Loving wiggles and wags,
Mayzie

Levi Mac said...

Oh no! Not another one! Our paws are crossed and we are praying that all is well soon!!
Hopefully the vet has some good news.

Jen said...

Ohhh, stories like this break my heart. I am sooo sorry you have to go through this with Mango. Noone needs to watch their dog go through a seizure; I understand that completely. Two with Sophie is enough, thank you very much!!

I am sending all the positive, healing vibes Mango's way so that he beats the monster and gets back to normal. And, to Dex too- hot spots are not fun.

Lots of friendly tail wags, licks and hugs from
Jen and the Black Dog Crew

Barbara said...

How scary. Now that he's had three, does he qualify for seizure meds?

Power of paw activated!

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Hello Mango,

I heard from Mack that you had a sickie spell.

I have never told anyone this but I have attacks too. Mine are so severe that they will last for four hours and come several times a week. So naturally I am on medicine and it has greatly improved my lifestyle. I don't get but maybe one attack every two months now and they don't last but an hour. I am glad yours are not too severe. Do you ever start flipping from side to side? I used to do that before I was on meds. Maybe I will write a post about my attacks one day. Well I wanted to let you know that I know what you went through. I will pray for you!

Licks,
Brodie

pee.s. I hope we can be furends!

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

I am so so sorry to hear Mango is battling the seizure monster. I totally understand and sympathize with what you're going through right now. Seizures are the worst thing to watch and not be able to do anything about. Betty's seizures only lasted 10 seconds max, but she clustered. We had Valium on hand in case her seizures ever lasted more than a minute or she didn't stop clustering.

I was always worried about leaving Betty alone. I am really fortunate to work from home, but when I ever had to leave for an appointment I had a very trusted pet sitter that came and sat with them while I was gone.

Sending my positive thoughts and lot's of Mango & Dex hugs to you all!

Shannon & the Smushies

Lorenza said...

I am so sad to know he had another one!
I wish I had an advice for you but I don't have experience with seizures.
I really hope the Vet can give you an answer and a good treatment for my dear Mango.
I will have my paws crossed and my mom will be praying for him.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Mango Momma...

Mumsie here...

We are sending every vibe we have and then some to all of you...

We will be keeping you in our thoughts constantly...

Tons of love,

Mumsie and the Terriers...

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Mango Momma...

Mumsie here...

We are sending every vibe we have and then some to all of you...

We will be keeping you in our thoughts constantly...

Tons of love,

Mumsie and the Terriers...

24 Paws of Love said...

FiveSibes recently posted about her experience with her dog and seizures. Maybe it will help.

http://fivesibes.blogspot.com/

Paws crossed for you and Mango.

houndstooth said...

What I did while we were in the process of getting Treat's seizures under control was keep her gated in the living room. It was her favorite place to be and had her creature comforts in it. I didn't want her to be able to fall down stairs or get near something where she could break a limb. I also know some people who separate their dogs when they leave if they have a seizure dog.

Sometimes, even happy stress can be a trigger. It's possible, if you've been doing a lot of tidying up that you have used some chemical that's setting him off. When you talk to the vet, you need to talk about the whole picture, though. His leg might be related to the seizures, so make sure you talk to the vet about it.

We have you and Mango in our thoughts! I know how scary it is to watch and go through. Sometimes I think it's harder on us dog parents than it is on the pups!

the booker man said...

mango mama,

i'm so sorry that mango has had 2 more seizures. poor guy! i can't even imagine how scary that must be for you. i wish i could offer some advice or try to help, but i don't have any knowledge about seizures.
please give mango a big cuddle for me, and i will definitely be thinking of him.

the booker man and asa'a mama

Kitty+Coco said...

My first dog Nuke had horrible seizures the last two years of her life. We had to treat with meds, which really didn't affect her personality at all. She still played ball and bitey face like crazy. But the seizures continued. All we knew to do was to do exactly as you are doing. Let the Mango have plenty of time to recognize your voice. You do have to leave the house every now and then, but we won't lie, it is very hard to leave them.

Petey said...
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Petey said...

Ah Mango, I read that you were playing with a tennis ball and you know in my book, that means all is right with the world. But then you went and had another seizure! Why would you do that when had a perfectly good tennis ball???

Seriously, we have some friends who had a huge Akita who was prone to seizures and they would carry a squirt bottle of honey or maple syrup to give her as soon as she started to show signs of an attack and that seemed to hold them at bay for a good long time. Hopefully the Vet will have some solid solutions for you tomorrow. We'll keep all of you (even Dexter) in our prayers. (Nothing against Dexter, I've just been barking at labs alot lately - black ones in particular.)

Your pals,

Petey and his Mom

Petey said...

Ah Mango, I read that you were playing with a tennis ball and you know in my book, that means all is right with the world. But then you went and had another seizure! Why would you do that when had a perfectly good tennis ball???

Seriously, we have some friends who had a huge Akita who was prone to seizures and they would carry a squirt bottle of honey or maple syrup to give her as soon as she started to show signs of an attack and that seemed to hold them at bay for a good long time. Hopefully the Vet will have some solid solutions for you tomorrow. We'll keep all of you (even Dexter) in our prayers. (Nothing against Dexter, I've just been barking at labs alot lately - black ones in particular.)

Your pals,

Petey and his Mom

Petey said...
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dewdana said...

:-( oh no! I so sorry to hear this. It all sounds so stressful and worrisome. I don't have any experience to share, only crossed paws and a worried heart. If I can try to see one positive thing it is that you were there to see the start so you will be able to tell the vet more about it. I hope they will have some good solutions.
:-(

Kari in WeHo said...

oh I am so sorry. we are sending healing vibes

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Oh, Mango! We missed the earlier post, so just now read both of them. We're so sorry the seizure monster has returned. We're glad you seem to be recovering ok. Paws crossed, healing vibes heading your way, and mama is throwing in a few prayers for you.

Mama had one dog with epilepsy, a Dane-Lab mix named Leto. He was a rescue and was about 7 or 8 years old when the seizures started. One of the other Danes did alert mama when a seizure was about to happen, but she only got about 10 -15 minutes advance warning. The other dogs cleared the area on their own, like Dex. Mama just tried to make sure Leto didn't fall in a way that would hurt him and that he didn't fall into anything, like furniture, that could hurt him. Mango's seizures seem to start while he's asleep, which is actually safer. Leto's almost always started while he was awake. He'd stand up if he wasn't already up, put his head down, his eyes would start to glaze, and mama would help lower him to the floor so he wouldn't hurt himself. Like Mango Momma, all she could do was talk to him calmly and let the seizure take it's course. Leto was put on seizure meds [this was in 1988, so mama has forgotten exactly what]. The meds helped reduce the number of seizures and increased the time between episodes, but they never went away. His seizures only lasted 2 or 3 minutes each. If he seemed hot after the seizure, mama would put cool wet towels in strategic spots: neck, chest. Leto would struggle to stand as soon as he could, but even though he was unfocused, he never minded when mama touched him or petted him - but only as he came out of the seizure. Mama would clean Leto up, first with a warm wet cloth and then finish with some doggie bath wipes, sorta like baby wipes for doggies. If mama had to leave him home alone, she'd make sure he was in a room by himself, with no furniture or anything that could hurt him if he fell. Fortunately, if he did have any seizures while she was out, he didn't twist a leg or fall in a way to do himself any damage. He lived 3 more years, which is actually a normal life span for a male Dane. Mama doesn't think the epilepsy shortened his life.

Jed has an intermittant problem with hot spots. He also gets the spot shaved so it can dry out. In addition to the antibiotics, he gets 7 days of prednisone [10 mg., twice a day] to help control the itching. He weighs about 85 lbs. He used to get hot spots all the time. Since he went on allergy shots in early 2009, he's only had one episode. Mama swears by his allergy shots.

Get better, big buddy!

Jed & Abby

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Oh, pluth. First, our hearts go out to you - it's never easy to see our kids suffering. We work from home, but back when we had our little Yorkie who had small dog encephalitis induced seizures, we would have to leave the house for 4-5 hours at a time. Because he was a little tiny dog, we would put him in the largest dog crate we've got (big enough to ship a Mango-sized dog across the country if you were so inclined - as an aside, I have NO IDEA why we have a crate that size, as the largest dog we've ever had is a standard poodle and none of our dogs have ever traveled by plane) - we'd stick him in the crate with blankets and a bed and a few soft toys. We think that he probably had a seizure twice while we were gone, but he would be sleeping, and seemed fine when he woke up (other than obviously he had peed, and he was fully house-broken), so we could never be sure. Others have made similar suggestions and I'd agree - keep the RH in a room he is comfortable in, but can't hurt himself in. As for Dexter? Eeesh. I dunno. It doesn't sound as though he should be in the same room when you are gone. Hopefully the vet can provide a little more guidance. Poor Mango. Poor all of you; that sucks.

-Dr. Liz (Fiona and Abby's Mom)

rottrover said...

I think that even in humans, there is short term memory loss after a seizure. Using the Dog Whisperer's 'nose, eyes, ears' model, Mango will re-orient quicker with your presence. But treat him like he's forgotten everything except Momma for that first little while. Dexter is just growling because he's trying to tell Mango to "act normal, man!!".

You can't be there all the time. But I agree with Houndstooth, there may be a connection with his other problems, so when he feels better, the holistic vet may have some interesting thoughts...

tula said...

MANGO! What's going on!

I bet it is terribly worrying to leave him alone or even just in another room.. :( Hoping, wishing you find out something tomorrow! We need the Mango back to his RH self! I've never had to experience this with a dog (only with students) but keeping them safe is the main thing and doing what you're doing.

tula sends her monstah vibes to kick the seizurah monstahs #$#@@&!! brooklyn style!

If you need help over the holidays, feel free to ask.

scratchies,
TM.FAD

Raymond and Busby said...

We know you are really worried and we are too, even 3000 miles away. When our kitten was having seizures we began crating her when we had to go to work and lining the crate with blankets, we even tied pillows to the top of the crate. (she would literally bounce off the walls, poor thing) Can't imagine that's an option with a RH guy like Mango. We agree with others who recommend a safe room, one he is comfortable in. We hope your Vet can give you some good insight. We are sending big time healing vibes from CA. And purring for Dexter and the Mango Mom and Dad too. xoxo

Those Elgin Pugs said...

We are here prayering for your sweet boys...

First, we are sorry about Dex and his hot spots. (and sorry he's unable to wear his e-collar)~
I know first hand how certain things scare certain mini mastiffs. I have a pair of sunglasses I can't wear.. Mini freaks out.. Rob has a hat.. same reation- so Anakin and I had a chuckle because he pointed out "we is 'da same"

Kisses to your "big adventures" :@)

Now, Anakin is up late with me reading this and has his paw on the 'puter and we both are here to offer our love to your giant pug boy and prayers.

I don't know much about seizures..I googled...
I'm just wondering if the one from the summer is seperate from the two from yesterday? (diff reason)

We will check back in and you get some rest too Mango Momma~

Hugs!!
Katy & Anakin Mini Mastiff Man

pee-s
we did check out Tonny Roony's bloggy and Mango was funny!!! :)

Team Beaglebratz said...

Mom Beaglebratz here - I am so sorry I couldn't comment sooner - I read about Mango's first seizure earlier today but I was at work and for some reason there are some blogs that my work computer will not let me comment on and yours is one of them. now I stop by to comment and read that he had another. How terrible you must have felt, especially when Mango had that second one, even if it didn't last as long. Shiloh has had only one and that was almost 2 years ago and food (treat) related
so it was easy (at least so far) to control them - I gave him a small piece of turkey hotdog with a little garlic on it - a trainer I knew gave his dogs the same treat with no problems so I tried it with Shiloh. He had that one seizure, shortly after I gave him the treat - we were out in the yard and luckily I had my cell phone with me - as Shiloh began seizing, I was able to call our vet who was able to calm down a manic dog-mom and helped me with what I needed to do for Shiloh. Anyway, no more treats like that and no more seizures. I don't know if that is the final end of seizures since seizures can be a common thing with Beagles but for now, I pray that Shiloh'n Shasta both are not in that group of Beagles.

I am also praying and sending cyber hugs for Mango and you. And who knows - maybe Dex did sense the seizure coming on.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Hoping this doesn't happen again! So sorry you are going through this!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Just to let you know that we are thinking about you all. Do you know the cause of the seizures? (Sorry if we missed this in an earlier post).
Big hugs (well they'd have to be big wouldn't they!) to Mango.
Cheers, Gail and Bertie.

Wild Dingo said...

Oh DOH....WTF? I mean WTF??? Poor poor Mango. I am totally freaking for you. I wish I could reach across the pond and give you all a big hug or drive you both to the vet myself so you don't have to deal with it all alone.

I don't know anything about dog seizures but i really hope it's treatable. It just sucks so bad that you have to deal with it.

did dex sense the 2nd one too?

hugs from CH and wags and woos from the cracker and the criminal

Carol from Down Under said...

Hi Mango. Take it easy big fella. We are sending good thoughts to you and sending the seizure monster a big kick in the guts! Get the master to give Momma a big hug to keep her calm and be a good boy Dexter. Love to all, Carol x

The Thuglets said...

All Paws Crossed here and bucket loads of airezen on its way for these horrid seizures to be stopped!

Is Mango still taking medication for his leg?

Stay strong Mangos Momma..we are all thinking of you.

Extra HUGE Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Clive said...

Mango, that is terrible - another seizure in 24 hours. We wish we had some advice (but we have no experience of seizures)for your Momma but we hope the vet can give plenty of advice and help when you see him.

We're thinking of you all and Murrray is saying one of his special prayers that you will be okay.

take care
Clive & Co

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh heck, we only just saw this. We're so sorry this is happening to our buddy Mango. Is he taking meds for the seizures??
I hope they can be controlled.
Stay strong matie. We dont have any experience with this sort of thing but we send lots and lots of aire-zen and good vibes.
Thinking of you all.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy & D xx

Maggie and Mitch said...

Oh no - not again! We are crankin' up the AireZen, Mango - we need to get rid of this seizure monster permanently!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Huffle Mawson said...

I don't have any experience with seizures but I wanted to come over and paw my best wishes for the Relentlessly Huge!

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

mastertealc said...

Hi Mango and Mango-Mum - Tealc's mum here!

I haven't had much time lately to visit all out bloggie friends and me and Teal'c just stopped by to say thank you for the birthday wishes...
Well - now I'm crying :( We send you all our positive thoughts and lots of slobbers from Teal'c.

I would like to add that I had a cat who has seizures from the age of 1 till she died at the age of 25!!!!! I believe it is important to stay calm and to keep Mango calm and relaxed as well as "they" say seizures can be stress related too. My cat usually sensed them coming and came to me or my parents to let us know. Or we could see a change in her behaviour after a while - one of the 2... But most of the time we managed to be there for her and hold her down that she couldn't hurt herself.

I'm sure that Dexter can sense it...

Again - lot's of cyber-hugs for all of you!!!

From Teal'c and his Family

PS from Teal'c: Mango, I would give anything to share my bday pressies with you if that would make you better!!!!!! Shame that you are so far away and the snail mail is too slow to post meat... slobbers T.

Brian said...

I just came by to bring purrs for those mean things to leave sweet Mango alone!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

#1 has friends with an epileptic dog and his seizures are well controlled with a drug called Gardenal (pheno-barbital). The time may have come to talk with your vet about medicating Mango so that he and you can relax and return to enjoying life rather than dreading seizures.

We are crossing all our paws for our pal Mango.

Woofs, Purrs and Hugs,
Tommy, The Chans and #1

PS: We are assuming you have already checked the page on seizures on the Mastiff website:
http://www.mastiff.org/SEIZUREDISORDERSINMASTIFFS.htm

Gus said...

Dear Mango Man and Fambly...

Sending many positive terrier vibes your way.

Hope the V.E.T. can give you some help today.

gussie

The Island Cats said...

Mango, we're sorry to hear you are having seizures! We don't much about them and how to treat them, but we're purring for you and we hope the v-e-t can help you feel better!!

FiveSibesMom said...

Hello. I saw your post on my blog this morning and I just wanted to reach out to you right away. First - I'm here for you.

Having gone through it, I share your fear and worry. Please let me know what your vet says - my Gibson - who is 111 lbs - is also very difficult to move (I cannot imagine trying to move a mastiff!) I just purchased an adjustable car ramp (one of the wider ones) to use as a stretcher, should I need to move him. Gibson, as you read, wound up having cluster seizures that it was difficult to get him to the vet in between seizures.

Our (wonderful) vet has placed him on the joint dispensation of Pheno and Potassium Bromide. With his size - this combo has proved very very good in managing the seizures. I do have him checked every six months to be sure the levels aren't off (it may take a little experimentation with the vet to adjust it to the right level for him. It could be higher at first, then lowered at a later day. Gib's has stayed constant). I asked about the Potassium Bromide which he takes once a day) when I went in as I did a lot of research on it - it takes about 30 days to fully get into their system, but helps keeps things balanced w/o fear of liver damage. The Pheno - while their is the possibility it can affect the liver long range - it is more immediate, and Gib takes it twice a day. We test to be sure his liver shows no signs of a problem, and will continue to check him. Right now, my priority is to keep him seizure-free as long as possible so he can live a normal, happy life. and the med regimen is what's working. I know he could still have one even on the meds, but the chances are greatly reduced.

At first, and for almost a period of six months, he was very lethargic. Keeping him cool is high on my list. You may be interested in the canine cooler beds. I use one of those (I finally found one that can support his weight w/o leaking!) That is his constant bed now. I know it is so scary - once he is on the med regimen, the seizures should be controlled. I would recommend talking to them about the duo meds, and also, afterward, the Breyers natural vanilla ice cream really does help get the blood sugar level up. There most likely will be temporary blindness after the seizure, so don't be alarmed and as long as they hear your voice and you keep them safe (no stairs, items they can knock over, etc), he will come around. I wouldn't leave Gib's side for so long...I can now and feel better, although I will say it's always a worry for me, a little less now. BUT...he has come back to being himself. He is very lethargic on hot days - so I keep him as cool as possible (a/c, pool, cooler bed, etc.) - but with the cooler weather he much more like his old self. He is very happy and shows his love. He even gets peppy and loves to go for walks and run with the rest of the pack. That makes me so happy to see. At first, I tended to be very maternal and wanted to "protect" him - keeping him quiet, not letting him play, but as my vet advised, "let him live his life." And I have let go of those reigns a little and he I will report, he is happy, and capable (keep a Husky from running, what was I thinking?!)

The first aid kit is helpful, and keeping the journal of what, when, how long he seized is helpful so you can give a report to the vet (and it was good for me to write it).

As for the meds,especially the Pheno, they will most likely make him seem like he is always hungry, Gib is! I monitor his food and as you've read, I've made many low-cal, high fiber healthy substitutions to fill him but not fatten him! Pumpkin is such a key staple here (we have over 10 cases stored!)

Please keep me posted - Email me at FiveSibes (at) gmail (dot) com if you would like to talk more in depth. I'm here for you and Mango (who is very handsome by the way) - and all good, absolutely positive thoughts are coming your and Mango's way. Please know you are not alone.

Lola said...

Oh, I am so sorry that the seizure monster came back. I wish we had advice, but our only experience with seizures is not at all comparable as it was only with very old animals with diagnosed conditions that caused them. This is totally different. I hope the vet will decide to give some medication now. It seems like it might be time for that.

lots of licks and love from Lola, Franklin and family

Priscilla said...

Hi Mango Momma, we are so sorry to hear about another seizure attack within such a short time. We hope we could give some good advice but we don't have any experience with it. We also hope Dex is okay and the nasty itchiness doesn't bother him much now. Our paws and fingers are crossed over here and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

monica said...

Oh no; Mango and his momma ( and Dex and Master) I am so sorry for you - hope everything will get better soon. Terrible to hear of these seizures, and I so understand your worried concerns for leaving him during the day. Must be awful not to be able to get in contact with him like you describe..
All my best wishes and prayers to y'all

Sewmouse said...

Long distance hugs and a whole lot of good vibes from Illinois - Hope the vet can pin down the source, or find some medication to help the big boy real quickly.

We loves us some Mango, even from way far away here (and even though Kili thinks he would eat her if he saw her!)

Kili and her mom (Sewmouse)

Mack said...

Go away you nasty seizure monster! I know when I get overheated, mom will get a cool towel and place it on my chest and belly. That gets me to cool down faster.

We're like Kili: "We loves us some Mango!"

Sugars,
Mack & Mom

Erika said...

Poor Mango two in one week, I would definitly talk to the vet and see what is going since you don't want it to turn into regular ones. Lots of cuddles from all of us in Ontario

Hound Girl said...

I am so sorry it happened again :(

Hang in there and we are keeping our paws crossed and sending good vibes. I dont know anything about seizures so I am no help there :(

HoundDogMom said...

Mango, this is not what we wanted to read 2 days in a row. We understand that your Momma must be at her wits end. We don't know much about seizures either, but know we are sending you lots of snuggles and drool to help get you through this. We hope the vet man has some answers for you and Momma today. We are keeping you held tight in our paws for good reports. The Hounddogs and Mom

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

i didn't read the other comments but all i can offer is too keep him in a place where if he has another seizure while you are gone there is nothing around he can knock over to hurt him. i am sure you already know that. perhaps a web cam might ease your mind at work. claire over at schauzer and schauzer blog has one and can peak in during the day to watch her boys. i don't think it was a big deal or a lot of money to rig it up--maybe talk to her?

Frankie Furter said...

Oh My. I read your other post first and did not realize that Mango had suffered another sizure. I am so sorry. I know you are terribly worried. All I can say at this point is that he is very lucky to be living with people who care so much and will do whatever is needed.
You are all in my heart.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Dang, Mango! I was reallly hoping the siezure was just a fluke and wouldn't happen again.

I had two siezure dogs, both a very long time ago. Siezures were controlled with valium and Phenobarbs. Not optimal but they eased the worry of the dogs hurting themselves.

We'll continue to send good healing vibes, mojo and prayers!

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We are a bit behind in reading and had no idea that Mango was having seizures again. Our thoughts and prayers are with the RH - we all have grown to love him.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Tucker said...

Oh Mango, not again! I hope the vet can help you figure outs what is going on. Bad things come in threes, so maybe now it is all over?

I sure hopes so. Get better soon buddy!

woof - Tucker

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Mango Man, we are keeping you in our thoughts. Hoping that your Vet is able of offer some insight and provide Mango Mama with some piece of mind. My Mom worries about me anytime I am home alone, so I can only imagine how nervous your parental unit is.

Tail Wags,
Mr. Magoo

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Mango we got to get you a guard dog/cat to keep those seizure monsters away! So sorry to hear about your third time!!!


We cross our paws for you Mango Man!


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh no - not again!! :-( I don't have any experience to offer on seizures but I can see that you've had loads from other people - so just wanted to let you know that we're thinking of you & Mango and really hoping that the vet can help with some answers.

Hsin-Yi & Honey the Great Dane

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Sorry to hear it happened again, and so soon. When I was a kid our dachshund had seizures that were fairly well controlled with phenobarbital (IIRC) but that was a long time ago and so I don't really have any advice to offer. But I hope the seizures stop or can be treated.

Sapphire said...

we are thinking of you all. get better soon Mango.

TwoSpecialWires said...

We're backing up in our reading. This just breaks our hearts. Know we are thinking of you ... nothing but good and hopeful thoughts.

Love
Jake and Fergi and OurMoma

Sunshade said...

Oh no Mango Momma... I'm so sorry to hear about the seizure monster's attacks again... I hope Mango's doctor will be able to help him with the problem.... Sorry we just saw this as mum has been busy stealing my blog and being all worried.. Moms!

We are praying for no more recurrences from now on!!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

achieve1dream said...

Poor Mango!! Did Dex predict this one coming too? I know dogs can be trained to warn humans of seizures, so maybe he can help warn you about Mango's.