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by snozzel
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: In the begining...
Replies: 9
Views: 4210

About a year passed between the first episode and Smythe being put on meds. The second episode was a GM which we hoped would be a fluke incident. By the third time we put him on meds. Medicine controlled him OK until he started to get older. Then we put him on KBr but it never really worked for us. ...
by snozzel
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: In the begining...
Replies: 9
Views: 4210

It's very difficult to tell from your note but it sounds very similar to how my dog started. One night he was sleeping and just shot out of his bed like his tail was on fire. Then he quickly became unbalanced and looked dazed and disorientated. The whole episode just lasted a minute or so and he did...
by snozzel
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: A farewell to my best friend Finn
Replies: 7
Views: 5696

So sorry to hear about Finn. It is a truely difficult but brave decision to make to say goodbye, especially after the struggle you went through with him to find a treatment. I still miss Smythe after 2 years but I now have two other wonderful dogs. RIP to Finn and all our wonderful pups.
by snozzel
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: My Jack is gone
Replies: 6
Views: 4369

Jody, sorry to hear about Jack. I was wondering what had happened to you... At least he is free now.
Snoz
by snozzel
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: DELETED
Replies: 5
Views: 3357

So sorry to hear about Barney. I hope he meets my Smythe on the Rainbow bridge.
by snozzel
Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:06 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: DELETED
Replies: 16
Views: 7914

So sorry you and Barney are having tough times. I agree that dogs sense when something is wrong. Smythe started having seizures when my husband was really under stress at work and suffering from depression. I also noticed another lady posting on here recently that mentioned in passing that her husba...
by snozzel
Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: In loving Memory
Replies: 21
Views: 10837

Debbie Good to hear you are feeling a little better. Hi Helen and Jane. We all went through a bad patch together, didn't we? This site was a godsend to me. I knew noone else with an epileptic dog and that's why I think I still come back here - to see how everyone is and also maybe pass on some of my...
by snozzel
Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: In loving Memory
Replies: 21
Views: 10837

Debbie So so sorry about Casey. It's nearly a year for me too since I lost Smythe and I'm still here every week following the progress of everyone. You did brilliantly and I often marvel at the sheer commitment of everyone on this site. I don't know now how I coped with it all. I'm sure that though ...
by snozzel
Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: DELETED
Replies: 35
Views: 14337

Go Barney, go Barney go!!!! What a sweetie!
by snozzel
Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: vet wants to wean off pb
Replies: 6
Views: 3783

Why??? Surely if he's on such a low dose the possible future impact is very low?? I also had a lot of trouble when my vet started messing with medication - Smythe was never the same again. Everyone, or every dog should I say (!), is different but I would ask a lot of questions...Good luck with it.
by snozzel
Mon May 28, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Finn Hits 7 Months..
Replies: 17
Views: 12940

Wow! That's amazing. Well done both! Long may it continue.
by snozzel
Sun May 06, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: vet wants to drop Dylan down more
Replies: 13
Views: 7374

All I can say is that personally, I wish I'd never been talked into reducing any PB. When we tried to increase it again (due to increased fitting) he never regained the control he had. Somtimes we just need to stick with what works and just test frequently to ensure his liver is good. Most dogs have...
by snozzel
Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Bella's Not Good - Any Suggestions ???
Replies: 37
Views: 17923

Maureen
Very sorry for the loss of beau Bella. Wishing you all the best.
Sarah
by snozzel
Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Scholtz has lost his fight
Replies: 13
Views: 6745

Sue I am so sorry about Sholtz. It's such a difficult decision to make but you did the right thing. He's at peace now. Think of the good times and how he's now leaping through never ending fields, epi-free, with all his friends. He didn't lose his fight, he won all the way with you to support him. I...
by snozzel
Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: 59 days, starting over
Replies: 18
Views: 8924

Hi Debbie Hope things are still calm. Smythe was a clusterer. My vet told me that although the rectal valium worked quickly that it also wears off quickly (within 20 mins). So once Smythe regained consciousness I'd give him an oral valium, the effects of which last longer. This was very effective fo...