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Old 06-30-2016, 09:20 AM
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Woke up at 3:30am to Midgie shaking her head and foaming at the mouth. I was freaking out waking my hubby up saying she's having a seizure--something's wrong. Her mouth was locked tight. She's been walking around with her head tilted and shaking her head for the past month, but I thought it was just her allergies. I thought she also might had an ear infection, but there are no signs of an ear infection. Needless-to-say, it's gonna be a long rest of the night. Morning can't get here soon enough to take her to the vet and find out what's going on. She has had a sensitive mouth and face for a while now and I know this seizure has something to do with her face. Hopefully, they can find what's wrong. I'm so scared.

I am definitely taking her to the vet this morning to find out what's going on, but I wonder if I should feed her before taking her. I think I should not in case they want to do blood work, which I assume will need to be done, right?
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Oh gosh!! I can't imagine how scary this must be!! I hope she's feeling a little better now. Feeding her shouldn't make any difference for blood work unless they need to sedate her, or they need to do a fasting glucose, or something that requires her to specifically not have eaten. If she's able to eat and swallow ok, it shouldn't hurt to give her a small bite to eat. Just be sure to let the vet know when, what, and how much you give her.
I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted!
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Probably too late to comment about the eating, but if you haven't yet, I wouldn't just in case there are tests they'd like to run that require an empty stomach. I mean, there's no real downside to delaying her breakfast is there?

Please let us know when the vet said soon as you can, OK? Sorry that you're having to deal with this Lisa.
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Oh my! You must be so worried! I can't imagine how you feel right now. This is terrible.

I hope she's okay!

Did she hit her head or fall or anything in the last little while that might explain the seizure?

Please let us know what the vet says.
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Be sure to tell the vet about the head tilting and head shaking that has been going on for a month. Could have something to do with having the seizure? Keep us informed please.
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Thanks everyone. Just got back and they did bloodwork and everything in the bloodwork shows she's great within normal range. I told them about the head tilting and they checked her ears and everything is intact and looks great. The vets blaming everything on allergies and wants me to keep her on Apoquel on a regular basis (not as needed like I've been doing). She also gave me Miconahex Spray shampoo to use twice a day for a week to get her skin condition under control.
In hindsight, this is actually her 3rd seizure. The first two happened in December and January when I took her to the vet for a checkup cause of her irritated skin. As soon as we entered the office, standing right in the doorway, Midgie started freaking out in my arms, mouth wide open, eyes bugging, and foaming flem from the mouth. I started saying "Midgie, what's wrong? She's choking!" I swore it was the cleaning products they were using, cause a strong chemical smell hit you in the face when you walked in. Same exact thing happened a month later (in January) when we went back. I know now that those small seizures were stress related to going to the vet. So now I take her in through the side door and she doesn't seem to have a problem with that.
Anyone with experience seizures, do I need to start confining her to the bathroom or a safe place in the home when we're all gone at work and school? She like to lay up on the back of the couch and I'm afraid if she takes another seizure, she'll fall off and break her back or neck. Hopefully, we won't have to go through this again.
Thanks for all your kind words and prayers everyone.
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IF these seizures were stress related---maybe some rescue remedy would be in order. You can get it from health food stores. Put some in her water, or use when she is going to be stressed. How about rain storms with thunder? Service men coming in? Going to the vet: obviously. Directions on the bottle include putting some in the water, and putting a few drops on her tongue. It is a natural product, made from flower essenses I think.
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IF these seizures were stress related---maybe some rescue remedy would be in order. You can get it from health food stores. Put some in her water, or use when she is going to be stressed. How about rain storms with thunder? Service men coming in? Going to the vet: obviously. Directions on the bottle include putting some in the water, and putting a few drops on her tongue. It is a natural product, made from flower essenses I think.
The first two with the vet visit seemed to be stress related, but the one she had last night, she was sound asleep between my hubby & I. Wonder if she may have had a bad dream that triggered it. But the vet believes her severe allergies are the trigger. I'll check into the rescue remedy. Thanks. The vet wanted to put her on Zonisamide anti-seizure meds., but I didn't get them. She said they were totally safe with no side effects. I'm still wondering if I made the right decision. Thunderstorms never seemed to bother her or anything else, other than the vet cause she has a bad history with so many vets due to her allergies.
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