This morning Heidi had some kind of episode which reminded me of all the vestibular problems we had with first Pug, Tawny. It came on suddenly & she was very uncoordinated, kept circling to the left & falling over. She looked like she couldn't focus & didn't know what was going on. She was drooling a lot & pooped a little one on the floor. I called my vet (bless her heart--she doesn't do Sat hours anymore, except for emergencies). She said she'd meet me at her clinic, so I took Heidi over as quick as I could. Vet said it could be inner ear but there is no way to tell for sure unless you do MRI, which she doesn't have. That would mean a trip to WSU. She said she usually treats like it is an inner ear infection, starting with antibiotics & sometimes steroids. She said it could have been some type of seizure. Heidi was doing better at the vet's, & was walking much more normally there. She is doing o.k now that we are home, but I can tell not completely back to normal, as it sounds like she is scuffing her feet more when she walks, & she threw up a small amount of her food about half an hour ago. Vet sent me home with some antibiotics, & said since Heidi is doing better, to hold off giving them to her unless she has another episode over the weekend. If she does, I'm to start the antibiotics & then vet would do bloodwork on Mon. I hope it wasn't a seizure, but I also hope that if it is an inner ear or vestibular problem, that Heidi gets over it completely & we don't go down the depressing road we did with Tawny. Except for frequent bladder infections, Heidi has been healthy so far!
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Oh no! Poor Heidi!
Hoping it is just an ear infection and she’s better soon!
Bree, Xanthe and Darwin
I'm so sorry you and Heidi are going through this. I will be praying that it was a one-time occurrence and that Heidi will recover completely.
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Poor Heidi! And poor you - that would have been scary to see! I hope it was a one-time event and that Heidi fully recovers from it. Sending positive vibes your way for speedy healing.
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Are you Ok ? Hopefully you can sleep tonight and tomorrow. I also hope answers will be found and you got no repeat episodes. Thinking of you and Heidi
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I've seen pugs with Vestibular...so heartbreaking. I'm praying that Heidi does not have this and what she does have is nothing serious. Please keep us posted.
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Oh no I’m sorry I know how scary that is. I hope you get it figured out and she gets back to herself soon.
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Oh no!!! I'm thinking of you and Heidi! I hope you are able to find some answers and is nothing serious. Poor Heidi and you. I cant imagine how scary to see her like that. Please keep us updated.
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I hope Heidi feels better, and the meds help.
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How scary!!!!! Your vet is a really good one to open up and get you in quickly!!!!
You and Heidi are in my thoughts!
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