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2 year old had first seizure
After reading many other posts regarding this subject, I felt as if I needed to post my experience. My Bailey girl is 2 1/2 years old and had her first major seizure this afternoon. It came on completely out of the blue. She had no symptoms that would have indicated anything was wrong. She began scratching her ear (or at least what appeared to be scratching) and then lost control. She was thrashing around on the ground, urinating and lost control of her bowels. The whole thing lasted about 5 minutes, but I swear it was a lifetime for me. I did not handle it very well, thinking the whole time I was going to lose her right there. I tried to comfort her by saying her name and petting her trying to be cautious if she reacted violently. Thankfully, she didn't and when it was over she was terrified. It took her a while to return to herself.
Not having a clue what to do, I immediately rushed to the emergency vet. He looked her over and gave her a shot to calm her down. He said there we no symptoms to explain...normal temp, etc. He sent me home with liquid Valium in case she had another and amino acid pills for her to take for the next 6 days.
He told me that if I start to notice anything out of the ordinary or she has another seizure that he will do a blood panel, but for now, just wait and hope I wasn't a pattern.
Has anyone here experienced a fluke seizure? I find it very strange that she's so young and randomly had such a bad seizure.
Also any other advice would be welcomed. I am extremely concerned for my girl and at a loss right now! Thank you.