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by Orli
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Life after epilepsy
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Re: Life after epilepsy

Is there life after epilepsy? Yes and no. 1 April 2011 my Pereg had her first GM, Four years to the date on 1 April 2015 she had her last GM and my wonderful vet came at 1am to give her peace. She was only six-years and three-months old. I could not bear to be without "My little dog, a heartbeat at ...
by Orli
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Was it a success?
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

Was it a success?

I had to have my beloved girl euthanised on 1 April 2015, four years to the day since she had her first GM. But she had four years of happy life in between those horrid GMs until she told me enough. And my wonderful vet came here at 1am to give her peace. Was that a success or did the success being ...
by Orli
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Was it a success?
Replies: 0
Views: 1314

Was it a success?

I had to have my beloved girl euthanised on 1 April 2015, four years to the day since she had her first GM. But she had four years of happy life in between those horrid GMs until she told me enough. And my wonderful vet came here at 1am to give her peace. Was that a success or did the success being ...
by Orli
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Was it a success?
Replies: 0
Views: 1207

Was it a success?

I had to have my beloved girl euthanised on 1 April 2015, four years to the day since she had her first GM. But she had four years of happy life in between those horrid GMs until she told me enough. And my wonderful vet came here at 1am to give her peace. Was that a success or did the success being ...
by Orli
Fri May 25, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Supplements for our epi pups
Replies: 13
Views: 4749

Re: Supplements for our epi pups

I have just had notification of a reply to this thread, a long time since I started it! Things changed drastically following my last post - Pereg's Grand Mals getting more and more frequent, and she was clustering most times even though her Pb was slowly increased. Following a very bad time last Sep...
by Orli
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Increasing medication
Replies: 12
Views: 3640

Re: Increasing medication

Apologies for not responding to you earlier Carolyn. I believe that Ram will be back on Sunday and I will have to try and find someone to take us to the surgery - there is no way I can manage to take her by myself in a taxi. I have to discuss all options regarding Pereg's medication and prefer to wa...
by Orli
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Increasing medication
Replies: 12
Views: 3640

Re: Increasing medication

Melynda - My vet can do all basic blood tests at the clinic but he cannot do Pb levels, but he can get them checked at a main lab. This he will do when he takes blood after Pereg has been on Pb for six months. His main aim is to keep her seizures to just one a month, which we thought we had done af...
by Orli
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Increasing medication
Replies: 12
Views: 3640

Re: Increasing medication

She had another really bad seizure nearly 2½ hours ago - only an hour or so since I had given her her evening dose. This time she could not get up - kept falling against things every time she tried to get up. Very bad when she did get up, crashing into everything and falling, getting up and stagger...
by Orli
Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Increasing medication
Replies: 12
Views: 3640

Re: Increasing medication

I am not sure if Pereg's thyroid levels were checked - it was my suggestion that those levels be checked together with liver and kidney function following the six months of medication. Probably because I am hypothyroid. I had thought of that when her coat started looking dull but once I had added th...
by Orli
Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Increasing medication
Replies: 12
Views: 3640

Re: Increasing medication

There is no way I could get Pereg to the Veterinary Hospital here - as far as I know there is only one where there is a neurologist and all the necessary facilities, and I would not be able to get there. In addition it would be totally financially impossible. The thing to remember also is what could...
by Orli
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Increasing medication
Replies: 12
Views: 3640

Re: Increasing medication

Pereg probably weighs around 42lb now if not more so I do not think 50mg BID will be too much. Dr Ram is on holiday at the moment so I spoke with Cheli, the other vet this morning. She checked the dosage for Pereg's weight and reckoned it should be a maximum of 60mg/day. I do not know what chart she...
by Orli
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Increasing medication
Replies: 12
Views: 3640

Increasing medication

Pereg is back to having Grand Mal seizures every 14 days and I have just managed to get my Vet to agree to me increasing her Pb to 50mg BID from 50mg morning and 25mg evening. According to the Vet the charts used here show that Pereg was already on the maximum daily dose of Pb for her weight. She wa...
by Orli
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: What does everyone feed?
Replies: 13
Views: 5036

Re: What does everyone feed?

I have been tweaking Pereg's diet for quite a while now and I think I have finally gotten to what suits her. Unfortunately it is not stopping her seizures but is making her a happier dog. After her Pb was increased she went 7 weeks and 2 days seizure free. Then five weeks. And then another one last ...
by Orli
Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: We lost our beloved Dixie today
Replies: 8
Views: 2507

Re: We lost our beloved Dixie today

So very sorry to read this Tina - just remember the good times and try to forget the bad ones.

Thoughts and prayers are with you.

With comfort

Orli
by Orli
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Supplements for our epi pups
Replies: 13
Views: 4749

Re: Supplements for our epi pups

Many thanks Melynda. I can get 200mg and 400mg tablets of SAMe. Would it be better to give Pereg 200mg BID or 400 once a day? I would appreciate your advice on that as soon as you are able to respond, so that I can put in another order.

Thank you again for all your help.

Orli