Midgie had her second real seizure Sunday night. The first one occurred on June 30th, also a Sunday night and at the same time in the morning 3:30 am. My twins were spending the night at my dads due to me having to get up extra early (4 am) to go to work which is unusual. At first I thought she might be stressing about the girls not being home, but she doesn't like to be bothered by them. I realized that she must know that I have to leave early in the morning somehow.
Severe allergies and problems started with her around 3 years old and through the years I have ran her from one vet to another. Several of them had said that it might be neurological in which I thought they were crazy. She's a calm happy, playful pup that doesn't have any issues (I thought). I have come to the realization that these seizures might very well be STRESS-related. But now I think they may have been right and it's the root of all the issues that I thought were allergy related. She's had 4 of them (2 of them were mini seizures).
The first two mini seizures occurred when we walked through the front door of the vet office in December and then January. I call these mini cause while I was carrying her thru the door, she started acting like she was choking, whipping her head and foaming at the mouth a little. It lasted about 2 minutes. I know she stresses out when we go to the vet cause of all the vet visits throughout her life.
Someone said to me that I may be stressing out from having to get up early to go to work, but I don't think I'm stressing. If I am, she's picking up on it or she's just stressing cause I'm leaving, but she never has a problem when I leave at my average time 6-7 am. That's not to say she doesn't have any seizures when I'm not home--I don't know!
The last two seizures she had lasted about 2-3 minutes with her flailing on the floor, etc.
My question to anyone who is a vet or has experience with seizures is: Is there any kind of happy pill I could give her that's holistic. I've started playing soft music and giving B Complex vitamins daily and using Rescue Remedy when needed.
They say chis are very sensitive to stresses, but I never realized Midgie was so stressed until now. I don't understand why she's so stressed. I'm not sure if I'm stressing. I don't feel like I am and I wouldn't even know how to stop to make her comfortable. At least now, I think I've finally found the root cause of her problems and I'd like to find a way to maintain her health so she doesn't have any more seizures or they get any worse.
I had another early job scheduled for this Monday again, but I told my DM to take me off and she did.
Very worried about my girl, but I lay on the floor and give her lots of kisses and she loves me so much. I think part of that stress is separation anxiety. She spends the day in the bedroom until I get home. I know that another pup might help, but I think two dogs would be too much for me to handle and I feel guilty. I don't always work all week. On average, I only work Mon-Wed. and off Thurs. and Fri. We're a busy family always going, going, going. Karate, gymnastics, etc...
I'm really at a loss.... ??????????