Is it possible that CCD may be initiated by a petit mal or TIA? Possum's big appointment is March 8. We are dealing with a hospital who believes her issues are genetic. This is EXACTLY why I bring Gabriel with me to all foster pups' appointments, to show what a well-adjusted, IDENTICAL genetic defect, exceeding and excelling. This is her big hurrah, as we have fought for her well-being for almost a year. Doc felt last summer her flooded colon and CCD and various issues were genetic. This was on a phone consult for the colon which ended on his statement: This is genetic and but the TIP OF THE ICEBERG" (we have work to do on the 8th, but I CANNOT attend the visit, a seriously emotional personal issue that I MUST attend to that morning conflicts with her appt, so Christy and Donna are taking Possum and Gabriel to the vet... Yes, my personal issue deals with my dead son, so it is not something that can or will be re-arranged ~ my late boy, Andy, trumps everything on this earth), so I didn't get into the genetic defect, but we are now going in for the big one. I want to know the WHY of her profound CCD which has accellerated to aggressoin and the entire family and pack is living in fear of her attacks. I talked to an Aussie show person a few days ago who put down a dog she said suffered from the same thing, but what that dog suffered from sounded to me like deafness and blindness and no understanding of those handicaps, ie, the dog didn't do well in that particular situation, altho another deaffie she rescued from death at the shelter, a dog I posted on LWAR-C is happily living in Florida.
I want to know if CCD may be caused by the misfiring in the brain. Nothing on my hard drive i ndicates the behaviour Possum presents. Nothing. However, doesn't it sound plausible?
We will be fighting for Possum's life on the 8th. I know more than I ever thought I could about CCD, and treatments. Possum's aggression has taken this to a new level. She needs an Rx, which they would not give me the last time we went in. I think their feeling was I was being cruel in keeping her alive.
My life is devoted to educating everyone I come across, and that includes my medical professoinals. My last vet's tech chewed me out for not destroying a blind pup, so you can see we have an uphill struggle here in the deep south.
Can I feasibly suggest seizure as a trigger? I have to know the why, before I have to face my biggest fear, that I am being cruel. I want to try drugs, we have tried ALL OTCs including zinc (which helps curb aggression, excitability and overactiveness), and she has had, both: diazepam andalerazolam. Possum tried both, and there is NO difference between her dosing state and her regular state. Which is manic.
She is not tranquilized or calmed. She can do stairs, spin, attack, spin and do stairs just like her 'normal' So we are not sure they do not work, because it may be inadequate for her.
Her mental state has not improved.
I think there is a trigger. I just don't know what it is, and it is constant to her waking state.
As you can see, she does have some tremendous moments, as she did on the agility track in October with her mentor, her believer, and her trainer, Christy Mullady: