My 9 year old husky who is healthy except for treatment of lymes
disease woke up four days ago in a state of distress. She could not and when she did she had no control of her back legs
. For several hours there was no consoling her. She whined loudly and refused to lay down. She appeared dazed and or blind. We took Her to her vet immediately who suggested perhaps she had a seizure and was now in the post ictal stage of that seizure. Valium was given in case we witnessed another seizure ( not used). We did not see any other seizures
but the dog continued to circle and whine and did not sleep for Over 16 hours. Later in the day she did seem to perk up and wanted to go for a walk. Following the walk she began the behaviors
again which lasted through the night and at times she seemed to be in extreme pain howling and walking
aimlessly. The following day the doctor perceived Xanax but by 4pm she was like her old self. Than at 6pm the whining and circling started again. We gave the Xanax. It took a while for this to work and she fell asleep and slept proximately two hours but again she began whining and circling. We returned to the vey who gave us phenobarbital.
at this point we are not sure if the confusion is related to the original episode or medication. She continues to circle and whine and than collapses from exhaustion. The vet said that we should give the phenobarbital five days to work. She eats , drinks, pees but has not pooped. At times she seems to be crying in pain. Do you really think that the symptoms are coming from seizures or could be a brain
tumor.? Is there more we can do to help her or are we prolonging the inevitable? She is so miserable.