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Update on Haven Mae. . . .

I know itís been a while since I posted here. Life just happened and I fell off from this forum. However Iíd like to update everyone on Haven Mae and her health. Most of you know she was having seizures and collapsing. We never did get a diagnosis on this. She had slowly grown out of it altogether and they are basically non existent any longer. I have my own thoughts and conclusions on the source of it all but Iíll save that for a later post. Haven Mae just had her checkup from the Vet last month and she is perfectly healthy. Other than being overweight (sheís a treat monster) she had Aís across the board. She did get bitten in the face by a water moccasin a couple weeks ago but we took her to the vet and gave her the antivenin and she healed very fast. I want to thank everyone for the helpful comments on this forum. The outpouring sincere concern for Haven Mae last year was very telling as far as how loving and caring Doberman owners are of this breed. It really meant a lot to us in a stressful time. Our girl is happy and healthy and dorky as ever.Update on Haven Mae. . . .-img_5784.jpgUpdate on Haven Mae. . . .-img_4664.jpgUpdate on Haven Mae. . . .-ca505bb3-5d03-47e5-9247-561a4503b382.jpg


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Thank you so much for the update.

It is so important.

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Thanks for the update. I'd love to hear your ideas about where her problem was coming from. Every little bit of info helps.
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Glad to hear she's doing well - hugs to your girl!
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Good to hear that Mae is doing better and not having the seizures any more ! We had a Dober girl start having them when she was 13 or early 14 years of age - It is a terrible thing to see the love of your life have one , my poor wife would cry every time she had one - we never found out either what caused them , When Doing research on them - I found that low thyroid could even trip them - We had every test done on her and then they came back and showed the low thyroid - But Vet dismissed it as not the problem - we will never know .

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Thanks for the update. I'd love to hear your ideas about where her problem was coming from. Every little bit of info helps.


Iíll explain what I think is happening in detail when I have more free time to put it into text. Having it in my thoughts is one thing but putting it so others can understand it is altogether something else. I will for sure make time for it soon though so as to possibly help others out with the same issue.


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Good to hear that Mae is doing better and not having the seizures any more ! We had a Dober girl start having them when she was 13 or early 14 years of age - It is a terrible thing to see the love of your life have one , my poor wife would cry every time she had one - we never found out either what caused them , When Doing research on them - I found that low thyroid could even trip them - We had every test done on her and then they came back and showed the low thyroid - But Vet dismissed it as not the problem - we will never know .



I will say that the picture of the sunset is beyond award winning ! Beautiful picture !



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Trust me I feel the same frustration. Iíve been to a few vets and had her checked out without disclosing the issue because I donít want to sway the diagnosis with my opinions if they are incorrect or Iím adding in things that are irrelevant. Yet they all say she is in great health, a real beauty. So we leave with no answers. Then other vets Iíve showed the videos to them of her having them and they run some tests - same test the other vets ran and all come back with nothing alarming or wrong. She has had fewer and fewer with less frequency and she hates the vet so I decided itís not worth stressing her anymore. She isnít in any pain and hasnít had one in about 9 months now. Although the last one she had I was videoing it and I seriously didnít think she was going to snap out of it. I called her name like I normally do and she will snap back to reality. Well this time I called for her 3 times and she was gone. I donít Touch her bro sheís having these episodes Iíve been even though sheís never snapped at me or bitten me or anything like that you just never know what theyíre seeing when they wake back up. I donít want to have that mark of her biting me on her record and always in the back of my mind where Iím apprehensive about other things because she can sense that. Certainly try not to touch her- I started to panic And you can hear it clearly in my voice -I banged my fist really hard on the table and she snapped back. It really freaked me out. Hey she has these episodes I donít even know if they can be called seizures and I just say her name and she comes back. I never thought about what to do if she didnít snap out of it -So you can imagine the panic feeling in my chest. So relieved. She hasnít had one since though and that was 9 months ago. Iíll try to link the video.

The picture is photoshop. Itís an actual picture of her and the ground at the creek. I just photoshopped the background in. I thought it was pretty neat. Glad to see others like it as well.


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lets hope she keeps delivering good news , thanks for the update.

Can you elaborate more on the Moccasin bite.

Did someone see her get bit ,was it a full load of venom , how long after the bite did she receive treatment? Did she aggravate the snake before being bit?
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As for the bite: My gf was walking her near the detention pond near our house about 7pm one evening. She looked down and saw the snake coiled up. Very small black snake. She didnít see it strike Haven Mae. I suspect since Haven likes to lead and smell everything under the sun that she walked up on it first and it struck her and then my gf looked down and seen it. She called me and told me about it after they were back home. She couldnít see any fang marks so I said just watch her. She called back 10 minutes later to say she was swelling up. We took her to the emergency vet. They gave her 1 vial of antivenin. Kept her less than 10 hours. The bill was right at $4,000. (We didnít have insurance and they donít do payment plans. Must pay upfront before they start and procedures) We wonít go back to the creek until she is snake trained. I have a stroke every time she sniffs the ground now. Snakes have been moving around in this area here recently. Always be aware and take precautions to not get bitten. Update on Haven Mae. . . .-img_6356.jpg


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