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by devonsnana
Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Jake's seizures
Replies: 0
Views: 3022

Jake's seizures

In June I found an article on Canine Tubular Disorder. I carried it to the vet and argued feverently to try it. Because he was also having major issues with allergies the vet decided to put him on Benedryl. He has not had any episodes and we have started a weaning process of his medications. He stil...
by devonsnana
Fri May 01, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 15163

Break Through with strapping

He is doing very well, we enlarged the dog door to prevent him from hitting his head which he does frequently and leave another access open for him all the time. I am going to search for an orthopedic as we have xrays showing some form of alignment problem. Do to weight gain we have had to increase ...
by devonsnana
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 15163

I am in the process of finding a new vet. We actually found out that if we are not cautious, we can bring on a seizure but touching a certain area on his back. Unfortunately my resources are tight right now so we are saving for the process. His meds are keeping him under control for the most part an...
by devonsnana
Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 15163

I am not sure myself. We are looking into trying to get him into the Univ Of WI Vet Medical Hospital. It will mean a 4 hour drive but I think if we address his back we might bring the seizures under control.
by devonsnana
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 15163

Link to photo

http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk269/devonsnana/the%20boys/?action=view¤t=JakeOnsetofstrapping.jpg If you can not view please let me know. If we catch him at this point and massage him we can prevent the seizures. If the strap goes all the way across and gets about 1" deep then we can not ...
by devonsnana
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 15163

Yesterday was a bad day for us. Jake threw up his 3 pm dose and seized off and on all afternoon. Vet finally called back and we gave a bolster so he is fine now. Finally got a picture of the strapping I have been talking about. As soon as I figure out if I can attach it here I will provide the pictu...
by devonsnana
Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 15163

Yes, that is when this all started. Xrays show problems in 2 areas on his back but nothing was ever done about it.
by devonsnana
Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 15163

He is havinig the petit mals right now. we have only had 3 grand mals. Hiding anything in food it out with him. Getting him to eat food is like pulling teeth. Doc said the amount we give him is not interferring with his levels since we have him very low. His Kbr is still not to level since we just s...
by devonsnana
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 15163

Why liquid and pill

First thing in the morning he will lock his jaw and won't take the pill. All other times he is okay with it but not first thing in the morning. He was on all liquid until two weeks ago when we switched to pills. Boxers have the capability of locking their jaws and nothing can open them unless they a...
by devonsnana
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 15163

Vet

I will let all know how easy or hard it is to work with the Bet Medical Teaching Hospital. It will be a new adventure for sure. Jake had a small seizure today. He gets real upset if I have to leave him. Thanks for the support I have found here. I was beginning to think I was suffering alone.
by devonsnana
Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 15163

Location

I am located in the north eastern most area of Illinois. I have a friend that just gave me info for contacting Univ. of Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Teahing Hospital. I am going to contact them. They are also doing research in episepsy in canines at this time.
by devonsnana
Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 15163

Med explanation

Pheno=8 am=1 dosage liquid 16 ml = strength 20mg/5ml = 64 mg pheno 3 pm=- 64.5 mg pill 10pm=1-64.5 mg pill Potassium Bromide - 12 pm 1-700mg pill 8 pm 1-700 mg pill I have xrays showing some injury to his spine. All seizures started after the injury. He does not turn his head to the right. To turn h...
by devonsnana
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 15163

His Meds

He gets 16 ml of 20mg per 5 ml 8 am. Then he gets 64.5 mg at 3 pm and 64.5mg at 10 pm fo Pheno. At 10 am and 8 pm he gets 700 mg of Potassium Bromide. Xrays show spinal deteriation in that area. They have run blood work only and the Xrays. In fact they run blood work every 6 weeks since he is on suc...
by devonsnana
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: 3 yr old Boxer with break through
Replies: 25
Views: 15163

3 yr old Boxer with break through

I have a 3 1/2 yr old boxer. His seizures started at 4 months of age after he jumped down a flight of stairs. At this time he is on 16 ml 20mg/5ml in the morning 2 64.5 mg tablets of Pheno, 3.5 ml of Potassium Bromided at 1500 per mil. He started gaining sever weight after the introduction of the Po...