WARNING: LONG READ!
Before I let you know the story, I'd like to tell you that my dog is around three years old, and he's a small, white chihuahua. Last night, of all the nights, in New Year's Eve, around maybe 1AM my dog had a seizure. We had to bring him to the hospital, and they're not sure what it really is yet, but we think it's a seizure. At first we thought he was choking so one of my relatives was our dog's neck, and he stopped. However, after he stopped it seemed like he couldn't recognize every one. His eyes were looking every where, and my dad approached him, and he backed away: my dog never backs away from my dad. They are very close to each other. Which led me to think that maybe the dog couldn't see, and I still hold that hypothesis that my dog couldn't see and he was still dizzy from either the seizures and combined with the attempt of, what they thought at first to be something in his throat.
The doctor is doing his roundups, and I believe we will pick him up today. We were told he hasn't had any seizures the past night (he spent the day there). I'd just like to know if you guys know if it was a seizure or not. My dog was, I think, drooling when he was having this seizure. He was huffing, seems like he couldn't breathe. After a moment, he was in a state where he seemed fine now. My relative who smacked the neck left, and as soon as he left my dog started having seizures again. The drool looked like white mucus. Also, my dog wanted to run every where. My dad was shaking him a lot too when this happened. When my dad put him down for a moment my dog was bumping into every thing and running into every thing. He looked literally like a pinball in a pinball machine and he was bouncing every where.
No one knows what happened except most of my parents and their friends were in the kitchen talking and I was in the living room. I heard my dog running from the hallway, but I thought it was just one of the kids bothering him, but then I saw that he was running weird. As if he had a limp, and then he smashed into the wall and a woman screamed and I saw him breathing like that.
I've never seen any thing like it. At first, I thought he was going to die. Just typing this post gives me goosebumps. The damage whether temporary or permanent is not known yet. I'm just thankful to God that there was a veteran hospital (I'm still thankful even though the hospital was 30 minutes away even if you took the highway) at 1:30AM on New Year's Eve. I felt hopeless, I couldn't sleep last night. I slept at around 5:30 and woke up at 7. This dog isn't the closest with me in the family. The last thing I remember with my dog doing with him was trying to shoo him away since I was told to keep him in a room and he kept trying to go outside when someone opened the door. I wasn't the one that let him out by the way.
Anyways, the causes are unknown and the doctor said that this happens once in a lifetime with dogs, but I can't clarify that any longer. I'm going to the animal hospital with my parents today to check it out so I can actually listen to what the doctor says and be one of the first to see our pet chihuahua. He's like a baby child in our family, and I was about to get ready to accept the fact that he died. The causes are unknown, but the doctor said something about lead poisoning. My mom told me over the phone last night.
I don't think he ate anything, but I'm also wondering if a dog could sniff something then get poisoned off of it? The dog is small so a small sniff is enough of a dosage. My dad sprayed white paint in the bathroom, and it was very strong. He left the door open too, so the smell spread throughout the house, and it was very strong. At first I thought it was an insect killer, but I asked him that day and he said it was paint. I saw my dog approach the living room from the hallway, and he smelled something and it seemed like he was reluctant to go to the living room, and I think it's because he smelled the paint. I understand that paint contains leading, so that's why I'm thinking it's from that. However, I'm not sure. There also seems to be a small part in the rug that looks chewed on, and I don't know if that was there before the party. The next day, anyways, after the painting, he was sleeping the whole day, and I don't know the symptoms. Then the next day he was very hyper.
I know my post is unorganized, but I'm just trying to write the best way to get you guys the most info. This has never happened to my dog, but my uncle, who's a nurse, thinks that this has happened to the dog before because we adopted him from an orphanage at around 1 and a half years of age last August. Nothing concerning seizures were on the medical record. Sorry again if it's too long, I'm just in adredaline mode right now. Both sad and angry at myself for not being able to do anything. Happy New Years...