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by High_Voltage_Head
Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: My MK is gone
Replies: 8
Views: 4811

Vivian, i rarely come here anymore so i just saw this sad news about my old friend MK. I know it's so terrible to lose our beautiful epi dogs in this way, a real nightmare come true. During the time i was on this forum you were so helpful to me, so thank you for that. Trite as it sounds, time will e...
by High_Voltage_Head
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: It's his thyroid!
Replies: 17
Views: 29236

I don't mean to deflate your balloon but my impression is that Dr Dodds finds thyroid problems in about 75% of the epi dogs she tests. I've read enough about the whole thyroid issue to believe that interpreting the test results is more art than science. I HAVE heard a few people say that their dogs'...
by High_Voltage_Head
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Taurine
Replies: 25
Views: 11970

Ok, i have finally gotten around to locating some Taurine and started Jackson on it a couple days ago.....500mg per day. Couldn't find the capsules so had to go with tablets.

Are we allowed to ask for an MK update? How's that taurine working for him?
by High_Voltage_Head
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Serious reaction to pb
Replies: 15
Views: 7097

Yes, it's a small world, Andy and i have already compared notes about pregabalin on a different list.

Judging from that drug list, it looks like it must cost a lot more to keep Paris going than Jackson. And that's really saying something!
by High_Voltage_Head
Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: DELETED
Replies: 8
Views: 4018

I have a supply of liquid Valium and syringes on hand for emergencies. I really think this is important and every epi dog should have it available, especially if the dog does clusters or has gone into status, and the fact is that any of them could have an emergency at any time. I don't use it very o...
by High_Voltage_Head
Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Bad Liver
Replies: 17
Views: 9340

I don't know if the Denamarin (milk thistle + SAMe) helped or not. I kind of think the main thing was the Pb reduction. I have tried ice cream and ice packs in the past and they never did anything. Same with Rescue Remedy. My sister is always phoning me to say how she's just saved some wild animal l...
by High_Voltage_Head
Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Bad Liver
Replies: 17
Views: 9340

I have good news! This dog of mine apparently has nine lives. We retested his bile acids and the results now say his liver is almost normal. It's incredible how much better it got in a couple weeks on a lower dose of Pb. I got as far as cutting his Pb dose in half, and we're going to leave it there ...
by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: DELETED
Replies: 5
Views: 4008

That's good news, but it looks like he may need reading glasses, he's very close to the screen there.
by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Bad Liver
Replies: 17
Views: 9340

Thanks all for the nice thoughts. He's on Denamarin, which is a combo of milk thistle and samE, or is it SAMe, i can never remember. Not sure if it's a complete waste of money or not. All i know is that his liver got a whole lot worse since he's been on it, not that that means anything. Nancy, that'...
by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Idiopathic Seizures?
Replies: 18
Views: 12071

Nancy, if your dog starts licking the way mine does, prepare to be driven insane. It's almost every waking moment, all day long. A bunch of different vets have seen it and none of them know what it is. It could be lots of things, but nobody ever mentioned pain, and i'm sure it isn't pain with Jackso...
by High_Voltage_Head
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Post Ictal problems
Replies: 16
Views: 9417

Yeah, that sounds bad, and i don't have any ideas because my dog's post-ictal is nowhere near that bad, or at least nowhere near that long. And i see your dog is on lots of phenobarb, even more than my dog when you take weight into account. I hope you're having frequent blood tests to check his liver.
by High_Voltage_Head
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Bad Liver
Replies: 17
Views: 9340

Jane, he's been on Pb about 2.5 years and yes, it's a much higher dose than most dogs get so this liver problem doesn't come as a big surprise to me. It does point out the importance of getting frequent blood tests (including bile acids) so that any liver issues can be caught as early as possible. H...
by High_Voltage_Head
Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Bad Liver
Replies: 17
Views: 9340

Bad Liver

Jackson's liver has gone bad, almost certainly from the phenobarb. I started reducing his Pb dose 4 days ago and he's probably going to need to get off it completely pretty fast, but we'll see how the bile acid tests look as we go along. Scary! But this is my chance to see if the Keppra will work be...
by High_Voltage_Head
Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: KBR weakness side effect - how bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 7481

I get it at Walgreens, 500mg, 90 pills for $265. I think i've seen online Canadian pharms at about half that price for generic.
by High_Voltage_Head
Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: TJ
Replies: 14
Views: 6767

Oh that's sad, i'm sorry Beth. She's so cute, i've always liked terriers. Here's hoping next year will bring happier times.