poor old Buddy Dog....good wishes pls.

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by buddy, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. buddy

    buddy New Member

    In the middle of the night Buddy and JJ followed me downstairs and while I was on the couch with JJ I heard Buddy fall down the basement stairs (wooden -to a concrete floor ) I don't remember going down the steps I flew so fast. At the bottom he was rolling over and over across the floor. Super fast. I went and stopped him and just waited. I picked him up and he cuddled in my bed. He's still sleeping. I am worried. Was hoping he'd make it till after the holidays :eek:(
  2. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    Oh, poor puppy! Was it a seizure? Will you take him to a vet?
  3. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

    {{{hugs}}} prayers and good wishes the way.
  4. SuZir

    SuZir Well-Known Member


    Sometimes epilepsy attacks especially when a dog develops it late in life can not look so straightforward epilepsy attacks. And often they are not too serious and don't need to be medicated and don't shorten a life of the dog.

    I hope he wakes up fine.

    Is that JJ in your avatar? Too cute!
  5. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Awww buddy, I hope he's ok. It's so sad to see them that way. My puppy is going to be 13 next month and she's having a lot of problems and falls down the stairs all the time now so we have to carry her. I don't know what I'd do if I saw her in the state your buddy was in. Sending hope and prayers

  6. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    Sorry; the only bad thing about dogs is that they get old too soon. My Tupac is 11; I think in most ways he's healthy but he's fallen a few times. Once while jumping and a couple of times when he gets to the bottom of the stairs. It's hard to see them like that. HOpefully it was a one time thing and he'll be OK for awhile.
  7. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

  8. buddy

    buddy New Member

    yes, it could be something else for sure....He has a large tumor on his chest that can't be operated on because he is too old and had a bad time with anesthesia the last time he had his teeth worked on, now his teeth are pretty bad (well,he is over 16 and a small dog), and has this tumor which has never been painful to him. He has slowed down a ton in the past year which is fine, I carry him if needed, and he just moves slow. but he eats great and gets all excited even jumping up when we come home still etc. He is totally deaf now and has much lower vision.

    The fall was all my fault. I left the basement door open when I brought laundry up, usually I close it. the lights were off and I think he just lost his way. He does choose to go down there sometimes so may have started out that way but obviously didn't make it. The rolling thing was the craziest thing I've ever seen.

    He has been awake now and I let him up and he walked just as before the fall. Last night he tried but kept falling. Now he ate and is resting by me as normal again. Gosh, I hope he is ok for a few months at least. I'd just really not like to tell Q his puppy died during the holidays/birthday season. (Q will be 16 in Jan!)

    Both dogs are cuddling now. I am going to really watch him closely. Probably going to take him to the vet to check him out anyway.
  9. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Positive thoughts he is going to be ok. Am going thru illness issues with my Tills - its heartbreaking when they can't tell you what the problem is

  10. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

  11. Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane Well-Known Member

    I was worried about internal bleeding or a possible aneurism, but if he's eating a little and cuddling, it looks like he made it through. Oh, you must've been just beside yourself. Many, many hugs for you and the critters.
  12. buddy

    buddy New Member

    OH YEAH... that IS JJ on the avitar!
  13. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

  14. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    Glad he's doing better and saying a prayer for him.

    I've not had falls with the older dogs yet. Molly doesn't go upstairs........so only steps she uses are the front ones. Rowdy has stumbled on the step from the patio, but not quite fallen. It's hard to watch them age. It happens too darn fast. :(
  15. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    Best wishes for buddy dog. It's so hard as our pets age - they bring us such joy!
  16. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Thank you all. I've had him since he was 8weeks old. He is a good dog. I know you all understand.
  17. Jody

    Jody Active Member


    It's so sad when our pups get older. Sending prayers for Buddy to be okay. He sounds like a sweetie.
  18. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Isnt it funny how so many of us have dogs named Buddy? My Buddy has had two what I think are seizures too. Scared me but they happened two years apart and he seems perfectly fine. I dont have a clue why.
  19. ctmom05

    ctmom05 Member

    Pets are such wonderful company; I hope Buddy Dog is feeling better
  20. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Poor guy, best wishes for him!