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Hello everyone. I have a 16 year old black lab that has been my companion for over 13 years. Friday night, with no warning, had a bad seizure. The actual seizure lasted for 5-10 minutes, but the aftermath of strange noises, uncoordination, disorientation and overall very strange behavior lasted about 1 1/2 hours. During the rest of the night she had 4 more of the same severity and length of time. She went almost 24 hours without another one, but the next night had one more of the same severity. Almost 24 more hours passed and she had another bad one with the same duration. It has now been 24 hours and she has been seizure free. She now acts completely different, wants to hide in a dark corner. A companion that had been by my side almost every hour of every day for 13 years now walks the house and will stop and just stare. It has now been over 24 hours without another seizure, but my concern is that the last one was triggered by a slight amount of stress. She slept all day today and did not wake up until 8pm tonight. She eats and drinks as normal. At 16 years of age is there any chance that she could recover and live a comfortable life, or will the seizures continue and one of the seizures cause her to to pass on. I have never had any experience with anything like this and hope that someone reading this can offer some sound advice. It has been less than 2 weeks since I lost her daughter to liver disease and spinal problems and want to make sure that I do the right thing for her mother. The moment she saw me at the breeders over 13 years ago, she walked to my side and followed me all around the breeders out door area and has never left my side in over 13 years and I want the right thing for her. Other than these seizures, she has been completely healthy for her entire 16 years, and as you can imagine both her and her daughter have been spoiled rotten all of their lives.