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We're in the kitchen eating dinner and we hear our two boys playing in the other room, nothing out of the ordinary. I always get nervous when they rough-house, but my wife says it's normal. It may be, but I still get ansy when they do this. Any way, we hear a yelp and we run into the other room and we see the big guy (Oscar) just staring at us. We turn our attention to the little guy (Kramer) and he collapses. He tried he darnedest to stand up, but he couldn't. Then he started to shake. My wife stayed with him and tried to calm him, although I wish she tried to calm me down. I got the number for the vet, put Oscar in the other room and got ready to take Kramer to the vet. Fortunately, about 1 very long minute later, he stopped shaking and stood up on his own. While his eyes looked a little glazed, he acted pretty normal. Me, on the other hand, needed a drink. He ate a treat and acted pretty normal after that. While we don't really know what happened, we think they may have bumped heads. Right now he shows no ill effects. Boy, that was scary. Here's a picture of my cutie:

 

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Sounds like Kramer had a seizure. If you can remember the details, write them down. Then if it should happen again, record the details. Our Spook had seizures until he was put on phenobarbitol. The vet said the details I provided were very helpful.

Don't panic, even if it was a seizure it's something that's easily treated and doesn't affect quality of life.
 

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Oh dear, bump on the head can be serious. I know taking him to the vet when he is feeling fine kind of silly. Like I took Charlie in for his cough, he was not coughing in front of the doctor, but cough his head off when he's home. Same thing with my car :hi:
But hope he is well. Nice pic by the way, handsome boy.
 

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Awww Kramer!

I agree it sounds exactly like a seizure; and any details you can give your vet is very helpful. I learned from my first girl; and then when Molly had one she acted the same way. I'm glad the little fella is feeling better, he is so cute, it's such a helpless feeling watching them go through it. I've kept close tabs on Molly and document date/time & what led up to the seizure.
 

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Poor Krammer! Sounds like a seizure to me also. Ausin has them out of the blue. He tries to get to me because they frighten him. In the trying to get to me, he sometimes falls or stumbles into things and then just goes stiff with alot of shaking. I agree that a conference with your Vet is in order. If it is a seizure, Krammer has lots of seizure buddies on this forum and they would all tell him. Take it easy, you will be fine.
 

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Have to agree with the others here, it does sound like a seizure. Poor baby!

AS a kid, we had a poodle that had epilepsy. Once diagnosed, he took pills and never had a problem again.

Hope all turns out ok with Kramer.
 

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Thanks for the good advice. We took Kramer to the vet who did some blood work - we won't get the results for a couple of days. It may be epilepsy but then again, it may never happen again. It's a crap shoot. They won't medicate the dog until he has 3 confirmed seizures, so we'll keep an eye out. Fortunately, the doc said it's very unlikely that epilepsy will kill a dog. So all in all, good news today (until I got the bill, that is!).
 

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Poor Kramer & poor Mommy & Daddy!! Am glad you took him to the vet. Can only emphasize how important it is to record details -- we all think something so traumatic (at the time) will never leave our memories but it's the small details that count. Here is a wonderful website where you can read all about seizures -- everything is written in a way not to scare you and you've probably already started to do internet searches: http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/site_map.htm
Hugs to Kramer!
 

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Poor guy, I hope for your sake that its not epilepsy. My friend had a dog with it and hse had a really hard time with him. His was not able to be controlled with meds though. Good luck and let us know when you get the results.
 

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Quote:Originally posted by Spencer's Mum:
... and let us know when you get the results.
Thanks for the support, everybody. Just heard back from the Doctor who said everything came back normal, except it seems he has a bladder infection, so he'll have to take some meds for that. The doc concluded that Kramer had an epileptic seizure and we'll have to see if he has any more. Fortunately, so far it was just the one last weekend. We'll keep our fingers crossed. Oh, and here's a picture of my little buddy:

 
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