Glad he is doing better
Thanks ! yeah, I'm leaning toward seizures from the symptoms as you say, but I'm by no means an expert. I'm open to having it diagnosed through additional testing. I'm grateful that he hasn't had another episode. And I'm prepared if he does...The symptoms you describes are so classic of a seizure that I would seriously find another Vet Specialist if he doesn't acknowledge it. Cardiac and respiratory compromise can result in seizures as you described. Please keep us posted.
Puppy prayers and healing energy are headed Rocky's way.
My baby boy, my True North, my best friend, DJ, passed away exhibiting the exact same issues as yours. At first he fainted (twice), within weeks of each other- and then I witnessed two seizures. His current vet diagnosed him with heart failure, fluid around the heart, anemia, etc. Sadly, he was only 11 years old. He swelled up in his stomach and seemed thirsty all the time because of the Lasix.My 3 & 1/2 year old, Rocky, has BCM (Boxer Cardiomyopathy) which has escalated into CHF (Congestive Heart Failure). He is being cared for by a cardiologist and is currently on three medications: Lasix, Pimobendan, & within the last week because of his 1st collapse, Sotalol.
His first collapse was 7 days ago. It was while he was running and by the time I reached him he was back on his feet. He seemed disoriented and we took him to his cardiologist. He said that he probably fainted due to lack of oxygen caused by his arrhythmia. Four days later, he had another collapse and we observed seizure type symptoms. We called the cardiologist and he said that it may look like a seizure but he's really fainting and the Sotalol should lesson the fainting spells.
Well, I started researching on the web & in forums, and I can't find a link between heart disease and seizures. I've found information that supports the cardiologist's opinion, but nothing more.
I researched Grand Mal seizures and prepared myself for the signs. Yesterday during another collapse, he exhibited all the signs of a seizure: unusual behavior just before, running in circles, wobbling trying to stand, then total collapse with legs and neck stretched out, eyes rolled back, stops breathing. He recovers in less than 30 seconds within a minute is standing upright again. He is disoriented, just stands and gazes into the distance and it takes about 10-15 minutes for him to act normal again.
Needless to say, Rocky is our little boy, our pride and joy. I will let him go when the time comes, but in the meantime, I want him to have the best care & treatment available.
I'll be on the phone with his cardiologist again this morning and insisting that he is not fainting. That he is in fact having a seizure.
If anyone on the forum has experienced a similar situation, any guidance or information will be greatly appreciated.