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Why it's a good idea to record what your dog is doing and show to the vet....I showed him the video I took of Zoey having the jitters, he thinks it was a combo of reaction to the Albuterol as well as she was having a Petite Mal Seizure which is probably why her normal rescue inhaler didn't work like it normally does, as well as having an inflammed throat. So he thinks on top of her other issues she may have epilepsy as well. She has seizures 3-4 times a year, but we've always thought they were due to stress/hydrocephalus (but with all that's been going on with her the past few weeks she has been stressed). So we are going to make up some syringes with the Albuterol with just like 1/10th cc in them so she doesn't get as much next time. She had a slight overdose of the albuterol which makes me feel like poop, he said it's easy to do, normally I just give her a few puffs on the inhaler and that takes care of it, but since it didn't work I had to give her the concentrated dose in the nebulizer, and I didn't have it on her that long, but it can kill her if she gets a 'toxic' dose. She had low potassium in her blood (from the Albuterol), so got some Molasses & Bananas to bring that up ha ha...she loved that! :) He said a toxic dose can shut down their circulatory system. :( He wants me to get an oxygen tank to have at home with Zoey for after her episodes, and also consider taking her everywhere with me in case this happens again, what if I wasn't home? She'd be dead. What if I wasn't downstairs when she had this episode? She'd be dead. So I guess I am going to check into getting her a 'service' dog vest etc. (Which she already is for my depression in a way)....but I don't want to just take her everywhere for the heck of it...but also don't want to risk her life by not having her with me at all times. This sucks! :foxes15: I got some valium to give to her for the next episode. He also wants me to put her back on her antihistamine to help with congestion for now, we will see how she's doing once her throat infection has cleared up. He is also going to check with the specialist to see what else he would recommend doing for Zoey if there is another 'rescue' inhaler we can use since she reacted to the Albuterol like this...well in addition to seizuring.
 

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Man I would be going crazy with all of that, I'm so glad Zoey got such a wonderful mommy who is able to give her suck good care. I hope she doesn't have epilepsy on top of it all hun :(
 

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Oh Zoey. What a lot for a little girl and her mama. I hope you feel better......You are in our thoughts and prayers.
 

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Heather - there's a reason you have Zoey and this confirms it. She needs you. So glad that you have access to all the help that she needs. I'm sorry to hear of her troubles but I'm so glad that you are her mom.
 

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Im so sorry to read this. Thats a lot of stress and worry for you to face, I cant imagine having to worry that the moment your back is turned something could happen to her. Im really sorry. Zoey is such a sweetie, I hope between your dad and the specialist they can come up with something to help you manage it. Thank goodness you have the resources to help her, and she is helping you in turn with your depression. It really is incredible the bond we form with these little ones.
 

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Oh my. There is a lot going on with little Zoey. Thank goodness she has you! Also, having your dad as her vet is just icing on the cake! ;)
Zoey is in good hands. She will be in my prayers.
 

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Heather what a good chi momma you are. Poor Zoey. I am glad you are able to provide her with the care that she needs. And I am also glad that she helps you as well. Hang in there (((((HUGS)))))
 

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You are a great Chi mom and you guys were meant for each other. I hate you guys are going through this and ((((hugs)))) and prayers for you both.
 

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Heather, I'm so sorry that you guys are going through all of this lately. Zoey is a very lucky girl to have such a wonderful Mommy to take care of her. I pray that each day finds her doing better and better. We are thinking about you guys here. Please keep us posted on how she's doing. Give her hugs and kisses from us. Tell her that Ms. T wants to hear that she back to her spunky self very soon. (((((Hugs)))))
 
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