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by Cuillin
Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: My Daisey's story
Replies: 4
Views: 4098

Re: My Daisey's story

Daisey's Dad, you did all you could for Daisey - she was a lucky dog to "find" you. The helplessness of watching Daisey's seizures and frustration of the medication not controlling them, must have been agonising for you - this is such a cruel condition to witness. I have no words of consolation that...
by Cuillin
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Gastric upset
Replies: 12
Views: 9401

Re: Gastric upset

Hi Mandy,

Thanks for those positive vibes. Cuillin is still in hospital but making good progress and things are looking more postive than they were earlier in the week.

Best wishes to yourself and Poppy.

Clare
by Cuillin
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Gastric upset
Replies: 12
Views: 9401

Re: Gastric upset

Hi Mandy, Thanks so much for your good wishes. Unfortunately Cuillin got admitted back to hospital this afternoon after less than 48 hours at home. :( He was commenced on Keppra syrup last week and had his phenobarb and KBr reduced but has gone from having overnight seizures to being severley ataxic...
by Cuillin
Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: free medication
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Re: free medication

Hi Helena, So sorry to hear about Jake - it's understandable that it still hurts but I hope you start to feel some peace soon. I know you made your offer for all the right reasons but SEN is right - you can't pass these drugs on in the UK. If your vet won't take them back - which he should - then it...
by Cuillin
Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:49 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Desperate for advice...
Replies: 9
Views: 3067

Re: Desperate for advice...

Hi Sarah,

Good to read about Toby's progress - I hope it continues.

Cuillin is still in ITU but making good post-op recovery (the op was 5 days ago) and we're hopeful of getting him home when they get his seizures under control.

Hope you enjoy the beach! :D

Clare
by Cuillin
Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Breeders
Replies: 7
Views: 3958

Re: Breeders

Katarina, your rant is understandable. Dealing with epilepsy on a day-to- day basis is life-consuming. You did all the right things in seeking the right dog; you shared Ben's journey from puppyhood with your readers; you rightly shared the cause of his death. (And all credit to you in putting the br...
by Cuillin
Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Riku Made it 43 Days
Replies: 7
Views: 2650

Re: Riku Made it 43 Days

WELL DONE, Riku - it's so lovely to read a succcess story! :D I had to smile at Barb's comment about not getting the pill stuck in his cheek again - if you win that particular battle I want to know how you've done it! I can wrap Cuillin's pills in food, I can watch him swallow and take a drink, I ca...
by Cuillin
Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Desperate for advice...
Replies: 9
Views: 3067

Re: Desperate for advice...

Hi Sarah, So sorry to read about your problems with Toby - having been in a position a couple of nights ago where I was ready to let Cuillin go rather than watch him carry on fighting this battle, I understand where you're coming from. Our problems are not identical in that Cuillin was actually figh...
by Cuillin
Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Gastric upset
Replies: 12
Views: 9401

Re: Gastric upset

Thanks Carolyn, unfortunately the availability of these formulas is different in the UK. The manufacturer of Cuillin's liquid potassium bromide has ceased production. Sadly, Cuillin failed to respond to anyof the treatments our vet instigated and he was admitted to hospital in Edinburgh this am for ...
by Cuillin
Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Gastric upset
Replies: 12
Views: 9401

Re: Gastric upset

That's great news about Olivia's seizures - hope she continues to maintain current status with current meds.

Clare (sorry for the confusion re names, I was just trying to indicate that I was posting from Bonnie Scotland so my posts are likely to be made at different times to those in the US.)
by Cuillin
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Gastric upset
Replies: 12
Views: 9401

Re: Gastric upset

Jim, further to the above - because Libromide is the only officially recognised drug for use with phenobarb, all new referalls must be prescribed it as an adjunct therapy. A case could have been made for Hound to have been allowed to remain on the syrup but unfortunately the manufacturer decided to ...
by Cuillin
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Gastric upset
Replies: 12
Views: 9401

Re: Gastric upset

Jim, we were told we could no longer be supplied with it because the formulation wasn't registered for canine use (Very odd because it was originally prescribed from the Glasgow Vet School neurology dept) and Libromide tablets are. He is now on Epilease which is classified as a food supplement rathe...
by Cuillin
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Pacing treatment- that works!
Replies: 7
Views: 23204

Re: Pacing treatment- that works!

MK's mom - I so agree - I find the pacing in the night so much harder to deal with than the seizure itself. :( I've always given vanilla ice cream to raise blood sugar so maybe that's why we only get half an hour or so? (But it's a LOOOONG half hour!)
by Cuillin
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Valium's effects on behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 8768

Re: Valium's effects on behavior

The only time I gave our dog rectal diazepam it also did the opposite of sedate him - he became so agitated we had to swaddle him and hold him still to try and ease his heart rate. It was 5 years ago but I still remember it so vividly - I thought we were going to lose our beloved Hound to the diazep...
by Cuillin
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Gastric upset
Replies: 12
Views: 9401

Gastric upset

Hello from Bonnie Scotland! :) Our pet Beagle, now aged 9, was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 2. His seizures have been reasonably controlled by a combination of Potassium Bromide and Phenobarbitone. A couple of months ago his Pot Brom liquid solution was discontinued so he was commenced on tab...