Longtime member, not active. Had a basenji with the same diagnosis back in 2004. He took a tremendous amount of bicarb each day, his Fanconi was being well managed, but he started having seizures at night. Our vet gave us something to stop the seizure that we'd administer rectally. We kept track of the number of seizures and they started becoming more frequent, to about twice a week, if I recall. The final seizure he had he went temporarily blind and howled and howled and we knew that was it was time. I just sat on the floor with him and cried. A couple months later we looked at photos we had taken of him right before and he looked very, very tired. Very much the hardest thing we had ever done was to let him go across the Bridge, but after looking at those photos, we had done the right thing. Our vet had told us that it was possible he would have a seizure and not come out of it, and we certainly didn't want that.
Question About Fanconi
Hi…I have a 9 year old Basenji with slightly elevated liver enzymes. I am familiar with Fanconi syndrome as a kidney disorder. I had the dog to the vet and he ran tests for Cushings. That was ruled out. We did blood work...the only thing outside of normal range were liver enzymes.. ALKP / 463 U/L and ALT 259 U/L. She is drinking a bit more than usual but well within the accepted normal range of 1 oz. per pound of body weight. We also did a hypo thyroid test...a little on the high side but within normal range. I had a dog with Fanconi but liver enzymes were never an issue. Does anyone have any thoughts on this situation? Could this be an early warning sign of Fanconi? I would appreciate any and all help!