Please help me, I'm scared for 10 month old english bulldog
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:29 pm
I really need some reassurance that everything is going to be ok because I am a wreck. Two weeks ago my dog was given a Distemper vaccine that was a Lepto combo. She also had a lyme vaccine. The next day at 5 am she had her first grand mal seizure. I immediately suspected the vaccine. I contacted the vet, they tested her blood- nothing. We decide to wait and pray that it was a one off. Darla starts her first big girl heat that day. Yesterday I notice her vulva has started shrinking and that she is likely winding down phase two of her heat. At 1pm she has another seizure. It is much shorter than her first but still upsetting. We wait and see. Then at 3pm she has another as we are napping and I have my arms around her. We immediately head to the ER Vet. Please note- she bounces back each time from the seizures but is a tired the rest of the day. The ER Vet is packed and we have to wait. The nurse advises if she has another while we are waiting to let her know. Approximately 40 minutes later she has a mini. Just teeth and drool. They triage her, give her an injection of valium and start a treatment plan. They keep her overnight and give her some injections of Keppra. I'm a mess but I'm thankful to have medical professionals watch her. She does good overnight, no seizing at all. We immediately take her to the vet and they start her on phenobarbital with an ER dose of valium in case she starts to cluster again. She has had two mini seizures (teeth and drool less than 15 seconds long) since we've been home, one at 930 am and one at 530 pm. The vet talks to me and tells me that we have to wait it out for the pb to kick in and that if she starts to cluster, give the valium and head for the ER. I can't stop crying. I feel so helpless and I'm so so scared. I don't know if I can do this. The meds make her act odd and I feel like the little girl I knew is gone. I need reassurance. Tomorrow I have to go back to work, because without work, there is no money for treatment. I don't even know if I can afford another overnight ER visit. Please help me. I feel like my world has turned upside down. I forgot to tell you her name is Darla and I love her so much.