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by Mirrorakay
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Riku Made it 43 Days
Replies: 7
Views: 3060

Re: Riku Made it 43 Days

How strange-- the day I reply to tell everyone he is doing fine, he has another grand mal. However, he has recovered quickly and aside from waking me up at 3 in the morning, we're no worse for the wear. Time to start counting days again.
by Mirrorakay
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Riku Made it 43 Days
Replies: 7
Views: 3060

Re: Riku Made it 43 Days

Riku is still doing great. He's had no seizures since the one he had the day I posted here. He's also taken every pill since then with no trouble :lol: With Riku, he's been taking a number of pills and medications since I got him. He's had very few breaks when he hasn't taken medicine so it was some...
by Mirrorakay
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Changing Food to Wellness Core?
Replies: 1
Views: 2681

Changing Food to Wellness Core?

Riku is currently being fed Nutro Natural Balance Venison and Brown Rice. He has been eating this for about four years now and seems to do relatively well on it. I switched him to this food when I discovered that he had a chicken allergy. Riku also has a notoriously sensitive stomach so I've always ...
by Mirrorakay
Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Riku Made it 43 Days
Replies: 7
Views: 3060

Re: Riku Made it 43 Days

Thank you for the well wishes!
by Mirrorakay
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Riku Made it 43 Days
Replies: 7
Views: 3060

Riku Made it 43 Days

Riku and I are still relatively new to all of this, but I feel I have to celebrate even the slightest achievements. Before starting his phenobarbital regimine, he was having siezures about ever 21-22 days, only breaking pattern if he went to the vet as travelling outside of the house triggered siezu...
by Mirrorakay
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: ACL + Epilepsy
Replies: 2
Views: 3994

Re: ACL + Epilepsy

Riku tore his ACL back in November, before he developed epilepsy, but I can tell you about cost and recovery. For Riku the surgery was around $1,400 after I paid for the pain medication and the antibiotics. Recovery for Riku went smoothly health-wise, but his behavior was understandably difficult. R...
by Mirrorakay
Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Advanced Imaging
Replies: 20
Views: 11690

Re: Advanced Imaging

Riku made the decision for the MRI about as simple as he could for me. His trigger has been obvious from the start-- stress. It triggered 3 out of 4 of his siezures and the vet said the one that wasn't could very well have been caused by the stress from a nightmare simply because of his pattern. Not...
by Mirrorakay
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Long term pain management
Replies: 2
Views: 227348

Re: Long term pain management

Riku tore his ACL back on November 1st and went through surgery to stabalize his knee. Apparently because the bones were misaligned the fluid that should have kept everything functional was gone and that is why the ACL tore. As such he has very mild arthritis in that knee. For now he is on a regimin...
by Mirrorakay
Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Troubles with Excessive Urination
Replies: 10
Views: 4715

Re: Troubles with Excessive Urination

It seems the problems has vanished almost entirely for Riku. His drinking has gone back to normal and today he last a whole 9 hours alone without wetting in the house; he wasn't even that eager to go out when I got home. I'm honestly not sure why the problem just vanished, but I'm certainly not goin...
by Mirrorakay
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Troubles with Excessive Urination
Replies: 10
Views: 4715

Re: Troubles with Excessive Urination

He does get plenty of praise when he goes outside, but like I said, it is more that he doesn't realize he is peeing. He will stand by the door to be let out, pee while he is waiting, and then go outside and squat like he didn't just pee though he doesn't actually urinate at that point. Though today ...
by Mirrorakay
Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Troubles with Excessive Urination
Replies: 10
Views: 4715

Re: Troubles with Excessive Urination

I'll hope that it lessens then. An accident here or there is a lot more manageable than two or three a day!

I'm working on it.
by Mirrorakay
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Troubles with Excessive Urination
Replies: 10
Views: 4715

Re: Troubles with Excessive Urination

Will the excess drinking lessen with time? I tried searching around for an answer and came up with next to nothing, except that it is one of the long-term side-effects. It's odd because he seems to be holding it through the night. It is during the day that we're having all the trouble we are, when p...
by Mirrorakay
Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Troubles with Excessive Urination
Replies: 10
Views: 4715

Troubles with Excessive Urination

Riku, my 6 year-old epi Bea-tzu, was started on 32.4mg of Pheno 2x a day as of July 2nd. After about 5 days of medication, Riku began to have issues waiting to be let outside to use the restroom. In three days he has already peed in the house a total of 4 times for sure and a possible 5th time. I'm ...
by Mirrorakay
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Starting the battle with epilepsy
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

Re: Starting the battle with epilepsy

I've decided that as soon as my family is back in town I will give Riku a short walk. Right now I have no one I could call if he were to have a seizure on a walk, which is part of the reason I am so hesitant. At least this weekend, if something were to go wrong, I would have someone close by who cou...
by Mirrorakay
Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Starting the battle with epilepsy
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

Re: Starting the battle with epilepsy

I've seen Rescue Remedy mentioned around but I'm not entirely sure what that is. From what I've read is that it is flower based-- am I right? I'm really hesitant to try things on my boy. He's allergic to so many things that it could do much more harm than good. I'm not sure of all his allergies thou...