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Old 01-17-2016, 04:34 PM   #1
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My six year old greyhound, male, former racer for three years, JJ, had what I would suspect was a seizure. He went from sound asleep to Standing about 15 feet away from me. He was trembling from head to toe; had to lean against me to continue standing; smelled very gassy and his stomach was rumbling. His heart was racing so bad and pounding in his chest, I thought it would explode. Before I got to him he looked at me with eyes rolled like a terrified horse, I noticed the smell of gas and thought perhaps he had popped on himself. As I held him, I checked his behind and came away clean. He Probably stood there leaning against me for 10 minutes. Once his heart calmed-down, I thought he would lay back down, instead he walked slowly to the back of the house …. Where he never goes and tried to get into a corner. He had to step over bed rails (that are about five inches square) and could barely lift any of his paws. It seemed more from pain that fatigue.

He has catnapped for about 5 minutes several times; in the last two days but no solid sleep. He still is laying on his stomach and chest, and wants to be propped up which is why I think he sought out the corner of a bedroom. His back and front legs are still radiating muscle spasms. I can't get an appointment to see vet until Thursday though I am on a call if cancellation list.

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Old 01-17-2016, 06:33 PM   #2
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Hi lyncasseday and welcome aboard to Df! So sorry to hear this about problem with JJ From what you describe I can't tell you what it is. Has he eaten anything he shouldn't have? But would definately say he needs to see a vet A.S.A.P you say you can't get a appointment till thursday (unless there is a cancelation) Don't they have a emegency vet you could call? If not I would suggest you find another vet that does provide a emegency service and get JJ looked at.
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Thank you for your quick response. I will call our vet first thing in the morning and see if they can get him in ASAP. I will let you know as soon as I know something.

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Welcome to the forum. Did you explain the situation to your vet? If you did and the vet still didn't say to immediately bring him in, I think it's time to find a new vet. My vet would have said to bring him right in. Of course it could possibly not be the vet's fault. Sometimes at vet clinics just like a doctor office, it's the people who answer the phone who are the problem. If you are set on using that particular vet, I would be there first thing Monday morning and ask to talk to the vet personally. Good luck.
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You Are welcome lyncassedy The Quicker JJ is seen the better! We aren't talking about JJ having his nails done It could be very serious! Is JJ eating/drinking normaly? You have a right to see the vet personaly and not just the receptionist. Once again Good luck!
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I have an appointment today at 3:30 for blood to be drawn and tentatively a 3:30 appointment on Thursday for doctor. I am content to continue to nurse him at home and if there is something wrong in the blood test they will get him seen sooner.

He went outside on his own today, with forced insistence, and appears to be resting a little better. I do think he is getting better, the 3/4 of s banana and perhaps the Potassium yesterday afternoon created a positive turnaround. Thanks for everything!!

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I do hope so and please let us know what the blood test says but even if the blood test is normal you need to know what has caused the symptoms. And thanks for the update
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Welcome to Dog Forum! That was so scary! I am glad he is doing better today. I hope it is nothing that will be repeated either.
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:19 PM   #10
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You all have been so helpful and welcoming. I dug through all the posts and read through the question and answers and was amazed all the helpfulness of this forum. So I asked to be a member. You helped me through the last couple days of hyper vigilance. Today JJ finally laid on his side which is incredible progress. I will keep you updated.

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