I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner, Rebeca. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Cookie, please? Her behavior
yesterday sounded like a complex partial seizure which is defined as focal or asymmetric sensory or motor activity involving any part of the body and which may be associated with autonomic signs (salivation, vomiting, diarrhea,"licking
her chops"/nausea/acid reflux) and is associated with a change in mentation (mental status) and/or behavioral abnormalities. When seizures
first rise between the age of 1-5 years, idiopathic (unknown cause) epilepsy
is most often diagnosed.If she's still symptomatic, I'm concerned that she's in status epilepticus - the state in which seizure activity doesn't stop and would require a vet to heavily sedate or anesthetize her. Seizures can result from primary brain
disorders such as the epilepsy I mentioned but also from disorders outside the brain such as a poorly functioning liver which is intoxicating the brain. Outside the brain disorders are an important consideration in Yorkies because that breed is overrepresented with portosystemic shunts
- a vascular anomaly associated with the liver which then functions poorly. Please respond with the additional information and further questions or concerns if you wish.