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t h e M R I s c an s h o w e d a s t h e v e t p r e d i c t e d , ' b l o o d f l o w t o s p in a l c o r d in t e r u p t i on ' a p p a r en t l y t h e s a m e c on d i t i on t h a t c a u s e s h e a r t a t t a c k s / s t r o k e s in h u m an s t h a t d on ' t d r in k o r s m o k e .
s h e h a s a 5 0 / 5 0 c h an c e o f s o m e s o r t o f r e c o v e r y b u t b y t h e s o un d o f i t s h e ' s l i t t l e c h an c e o f b e in g t h e d o g s h e w a s b e f o r e .

W e d i dn ' t r e a l i s e un t i l t on i g h t , a f t e r r e t u rn in g f r o m t h e w a l k l a s t n i g h t s h e w a s b i t on t h e t on g u e b y a l a r g e w o l f s p i d e r s h e t r i e d t o e a t . S h e p u l l e d h e r h e a d b a c k & s o r t o f s p a t . H a v in g l i v e d in a f e w h o u s e s w i t h t h e s e s p i d e r s I ' v e f o un d o u t s o m e t h in g s - 1 b e in g t h a t t h e y h un t t h e r e f o o d & p a r a l y s e i t b y n i p p in g i t . n o w t h i s i s n o r m a l l y o t h e r in s e c t s , b u t i r e m e m b e r r e a d in g an a r t i c l e y e a r s b a c k w h e r e a s m a l l m o u s e w a s s a i d t o b e p a r a l y s e d b y t h i s s p e c i e s .
s u r e l y t h i s c o u l d n o t c a u s e m y d o g s p r o b l e m s ?
l a s t n i g h t i c l e an e d t h e s p i d e r & l i q u i d o f t h e f l o o r & t h e r e w a s a l a r g e a m o un t o f l i q u i d w h i c h w a s l i k e a b l a c k t a r . N o w I ' m t h in k in g w h a t i f t h i s s u b s t an c e w a s in j e c e t e d in t o t h e t on g u e w h e r e i t s s en s i t i v e w i t h n e r v e en d in g s / b l o o d s u p p l y e t c , t h en i t s in t o t h e b l o o d s t r e a m w h i c h f o r m s a c l o t a r o un d t h e s m a l l a m o un t o f v en o m .

I kn o w t h i s i s a l on g s h o t , b u t I j u s t c an ' t c o m e t o t e r m s w i t h m y d o g b e in g s o f i t t h a t t h i s c o u l d s u d d en l y h a p p en - o u t o f t h e l a s t 3 d a y s s h e ' s h a d a b o u t 4 h o u r s w o r t h o f w a l k in g / r un n in g / s w i m m in g s o y o u c an s e e w h e r e i ' m c o m in g f r o m .

I kn o w t h i s i s a l on g p o s t b u t w e ' r e a l l a b s o l u t e l y g u t t e d & w o r r i e d s i c k .
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I c an ' t o f f e r an y a d v i c e I ' m a f r a i d I j u s t w an t e d t o s a y h i an d I a m s u r e s o m e on e on h e r e w i l l h a v e an i d e a . H a v e y o u c a l l e d y o u v e t t o a s k ? I w o u l d a l s o d o a g en e r a l g o o g l e s e a r c h a b o u t t h e s p i d e r . T o m e i t d o e sn ' t s o un d f a r f e t c h e d i t s o un d s q u i t e p l a u s i b l e - t h e s p i d e r m a y n o t b e p o i s on o u s t o u s b u t t o a d o g in t h e r i g h t p l a c e e . g t h e t on g u e a s y o u s a y i t m a y w e l l b e .
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( Q u o t e ) W e d i dn ' t r e a l i s e un t i l t on i g h t , a f t e r r e t u rn in g f r o m t h e w a l k l a s t n i g h t s h e w a s b i t on t h e t on g u e b y a l a r g e w o l f s p i d e r s h e t r i e d t o e a t . S h e p u l l e d h e r h e a d b a c k & s o r t o f s p a t . H a v in g l i v e d in a f e w h o u s e s w i t h t h e s e s p i d e r s I ' v e f o un d o u t s o m e t h in g s - 1 b e in g t h a t t h e y h un t t h e r e f o o d & p a r a l y s e i t b y n i p p in g i t . n o w t h i s i s n o r m a l l y o t h e r in s e c t s , b u t i r e m e m b e r r e a d in g an a r t i c l e y e a r s b a c k w h e r e a s m a l l m o u s e w a s s a i d t o b e p a r a l y s e d b y t h i s s p e c i e s .
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I h a v e a b s o l u t e l y n o e x p e r i en c e o f t h i s b u t t h a t m a k e s s o m u c h s en s e t o m e . . i w o u l d h o p e t h a t t h e r e i s an an t i d o t e . . .

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t h an k s v e r y m u c h C e l in e & H a y l e y Smile - i t h o u g h t I w a s m a y b e b e in g a b i t d a f t r e - t h e s p i d e r s o t h an k s f o r y o u r en c o u r a g e m en t .
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p s . . . i t s a y s I ' v e 2 p o s t s l e f t d o e s t h a t m e an t h e r e s 5 p o s t s a d a y ?

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Y o u h a v e 5 f r e e p o s t s an d t h en i t ' s 1 0 t o s u b s c r i b e . I t ' s w e l l w o r t h i t a s y o u g e t l o a d s o f in f o an d a d v i c e p l u s l o t s o f n e w f r i en d s Laughing Laughing

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I t h in k m o s t s p i d e r s w o r k in a s i m i l a r w a y , an d a s an y on e w h o h a s b e en b i t t en b y a s p i d e r kn o w s , t h e y c an r e a l l y h u r t !

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J o hn W w r o t e :
I t h in k m o s t s p i d e r s w o r k in a s i m i l a r w a y , an d a s an y on e w h o h a s b e en b i t t en b y a s p i d e r kn o w s , t h e y c an r e a l l y h u r t !

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W h a t G l a s g o w a r e d e s c r i b in g i s a s t r o k e l i k e o c c u r r en c e , an d I ' d s a y un c on n e c t e d t o t h e s p i d e r .

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T h an k s f o r f l a g g in g t h i s f o r J o hn W en d y .

Y e p J o hn t h a t s w h a t I k e p t s a y in g t o m y s e l f , & n o w I ' v e c on v in c e d m y s e l f I a t l e a s t n e e d t o m en t i on i t t o t h e v e t h o s p i t a l t o m m o r r o w .

W h en t h e v e t c a l l e d m e w i t h a p r o g r e s s r e p o r t t h i s e v en in g h e s a i d w h a t h a s h a p p en e d t o o u r d o g i s t h e s a m e c on d i t i on t h a t c a u s e s a h e a r t a t t a c k / s t r o k e in s o m e on e t h a t d o e sn ' t d r in k / s m o k e / e t c .

t h i s i s m y l a s t f r e e p o s t ( T h an k s f o r t h e in f o W en d y ! ) I ' l l d e f in a t e l y b e s u b s c r i b in g - t o m m o r r o w - t h an k s t o e v e r y on e f o r t h i e r p o s t s & s u p p o r t s o f a r - w i s h I ' d c a m e on h e r e s o on e r - I ' m s l o w a t g e t t in g t o g r i p s w i t h c o m p u t e r r e l a t e d t h in g s b u t t h i s h a s b e en e x c e l l en t s o t h an k s a l l & t a l k t o y o u s o on ! !

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I ` m s o r r y t o h e a r a b o u t L o o p y S c o t t ( l o v e t h a t n a m e , s o a p t f o r L a b ) , I d i dn ` t kn o w w e h a d W o l d d p i d e r s in t h i s c o un t r y ! , I ` v e j u s t h a d a q u i c k G o o g l e an d i t s a y s t h e y a r e n o t v en o m o u s t o h u m an s b u t I i m a g in e w i t h an an i m a l g en e r a l l y b e in g m u c h s m a l l e r t h an u s i t c o u l d c a u s e a t l e a s t d i s c o m f o r t , a l t h o u g h i t s p o s s i b l e t h a t i t w a s j u s t c o in c i d en c e t h a t L o o p y h a d t r i e d t o e a t on e t h e n i g h t b e f o r e .

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I h a v e r e a d o f p e o p l e in t h e U K b e in g h o s p i t a l i s e d f o r d a y s d u e t o a s p i d e r b i t e ( w i t h in t h e U K ) s o I c e r t a in l y t h in k i t i s w o r t h m en t i on in g t h e s p i d e r t o y o u r v e t . S o m e t h in g s a f f e c t s o m e m o r e s e r i o u s l y t h an o t h e r s , in an y s p e c i e s .

T h e r e h a v e a l s o b e en a f e w d o g s b i t t en b y a d d e r s t h i s w e e k , w h i c h c an b e v e r y s e r i o u s - t h o u g h I kn o w y o u h a v en ' t m en t i on e d t h a t p o s s i b i l i t y .

O u r o l d i e J a s p e r h a s h a d a c o u p l e o f " e p i s o d e s " w i t h s t r o k e - l i k e s y m p t o m s , in r e c en t m on t h s . T h e f i r s t t i m e h e l o s t t h e u s e o f h i s b a c k l e g s f o r a w h i l e . I t i s v e r y s c a r y b u t b o t h t i m e s h e h a s m a d e a g o o d r e c o v e r y - a l t h o u g h h e i s n o w 1 3 , s o a l o t o l d e r t h an y o u r d o g . K e e p in g h i m c a l m an d t a k in g t h in g s s l o w l y h a v e w o r k e d w e l l , t h o u g h I d on ' t kn o w i f i t ' s t h e s a m e t h in g . O u r p r e v i o u s o l d i e w en t t h r o u g h s i m i l a r .

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