folly's going back

elegy

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she had some seizures at 6 1/2 weeks, which i knew going in. bloodwork and bile acids to check for liver shunt were normal. she had been completely normal until yesterday. she is 14 weeks old today.

we had all been hoping that it was just a once and done freak occurrence, but i guess not :(

she is back with the breeder now. she was kind enough to do most of the driving, and i only had to go about 20 minutes instead of an hour and 45 minutes.

she said when i'm ready for another puppy to let her know.

i don't want another puppy. i want folly back. healthy and happy and naughty.
 

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oh I am so sorry! You couldn't have predicted this--and you are doing what is best for Folly now, even though it hurts.
 

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I'm so, so sorry. I know that was a huge worry for you and it's just awful that this happened.

Maybe Mushroom sensed an on coming seizure and that's what triggered the attack? Still sucks but you aren't a fortune teller; might it be some solace to know that there are still triggers for seizures at this point? I know anesthesia can be a biggie.
AJ tries to go after Max before Max has a seizure. That is why they are separated at night (Max usually has seizures overnight or early morning). I know in people dogs can sense a seizure up to 20-30 minutes ahead of time. I don't know if it's about the same in another dog, or possibly more or less. It may not have been a grand mal seizure either, and it could have been short, making it hard to notice it. The anesthesia may have triggered another one, or it might have happened anyway.

{{{HUGS}}}
 

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I am so sorry, for both of you. (((((Follygirl)))))

I'm glad that the breeder was understanding -- I'm sure that was a tough call to make.
 

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That's what the e-vet said, too, that quite possibly it wasn't resource guarding and that he sensed she was going to seizure. But she didn't seizure when he attacked her, so I don't know.

I am just heartsick.
There's an aura that can (from my personal experience) start several hours before an actual seizure, so maybe it was something like that.

If it helps any, I wouldn't be able to handle an epileptic puppy either. :(
 

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More hugs.

It's hard to say what made Mushroom go after her... I just find it odd that she didn't have a seizure until after she was put under.

Don't feel bad, Elegy. Really, you are still a superb dog owner and this was a complete accident. Puppies are little and fragile and it's so easy for even a "back off" bite to do some pretty nasty damage. You had no idea this was going to happen.
 

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I'm SO sorry for you and Folly both. You had to return her to her breeder, but I'm sure it's one of the most painful things you've ever done. I wish I could give you hugs and comfort in person, but I'll have to just send them.
 

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You must be so devastated. Take plenty of time to just grieve this and not feel guilty about being heartbroken . I know I will miss her and she wasn't even mine! Hopefully she will find the right home for her.
 
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You're not horrible for knowing your dogs and your limits.
Agreed agreed agreed!!

It is a totally horrible situation, but you did what was best for ALL dogs involved. I also agree with the people who suggested that Mushroom sensed an oncoming seizure (or at least something off about her). That can absolutely happen. I mean heck, that's why people have seizure dogs (well not to bite them, but to alert them ;) ).

It's a very good thing that you found such a great breeder who would take her back and not hold a grudge about it. **** happens. They're dogs. And a dog with a seizure disorder can be a very difficult thing to deal with, especially around other dogs. It sucks and it hurts, BUT it was out of your control. Folly will find the right place for her, and you will eventually find the right puppy for your home.

<3 <3 <3
 

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I wish so badly that I was in the market, because I would love to take her and seizures are no big deal in my house. Then you could at least see her grow up and know she was cared for.

I understand why you need to give her up, though.

ETA: It doesn't surprise me that she seized coming out of the anesestia. Argon, who is epileptic had the same reaction when they gassed him to set his foot last night. The gas lowers the seizure threshold.
 

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