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by cesullivan
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Leaving dogs at home
Replies: 7
Views: 1504

Re: Leaving dogs at home

It may take some googling on your part, but I read an awesome article about how to properly create dog policies in the workplace. There was a committee and rules in place. It was an actual companies policies that started because of a rouge dog that was causing problems. They had a list of rules and ...
by cesullivan
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Can neurotic behavior cause seizures or vice versa?
Replies: 3
Views: 2633

Re: Can neurotic behavior cause seizures or vice versa?

Cali would have seizures during stressful periods. Over 1/2 her seizures where while I was away traveling for business and she was with my brother's dog. I thought of it as the stress was lowering her seizure threshold thus triggering the seizures.
by cesullivan
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Merry Christmas!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2784

Re: Merry Christmas!!

Merry Xmas!!!
Chris, Bandit, Cali and Foster Dog Jim!!!
by cesullivan
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: from grand mals to focal seizures?
Replies: 9
Views: 2349

Re: from grand mals to focal seizures?

Yes, Jim is doing the same. Went from horrible cluster Grand Mals to these weird episodes. Monday he went blind, sat on all fours, trembled like a scared little kid and was the clingiest doggie ever, alert and responsive. Next one 10 minutes later, he started goose-stepping over to me, didn't look l...
by cesullivan
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Here we go again :o(
Replies: 12
Views: 2555

Re: Here we go again :o(

sorry...but love your seizures suck minion.
by cesullivan
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Newbie and seeking help and answers
Replies: 24
Views: 4178

Re: Newbie and seeking help and answers

Terribly sorry :'(
by cesullivan
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Jim's "episodes"
Replies: 2
Views: 1334

Jim's "episodes"

Well, seems like every 20ish days Jim either has Grand Mal seizures or "episodes".
This morning he did pre-ictal pacing, then started trembling and looked blind...happened twice. :cry:

On the bright side, today, Cali is 17 months seizure free :D
Chris
by cesullivan
Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New member with questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2906

Re: New member with questions

Just curious if the person who rear ended you had insurance. One would think that the MRI might be covered by their insurance...yes, I know it's a dog MRI, but the dog was in the car. Video taping is great...my non-epileptic dog had "tremors", didn't know what they were until the video tape got to t...
by cesullivan
Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Annnnd, they're back :(.
Replies: 7
Views: 2454

Re: Annnnd, they're back :(.

Sorry...Cali's neurologist said the KBro only needed to be given once a day as it has a very long half life, her regular vet said the same thing.

Jim's regular vet questioned that and has me giving his twice a day.
by cesullivan
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New member with questions about Zonisamide
Replies: 21
Views: 10926

Re: New member with questions about Zonisamide

I also did holistic meds for Cali...while she on the other meds. The holistic vet prescribed Nervoheel, Neurexan, NutriCalm and some liquid that I don't remember the name of. They mixed it there and I had to keep it in the fridge. Cali took these four holistic meds while taking zonisamide, keppra an...
by cesullivan
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Pexion
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

Re: Pexion

There can be seizures from phenobarbital withdrawal. Cali's neurologist had her taper off 25% per week. So it took 4 weeks to get her off when we put her on Potassium Bromide.
by cesullivan
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New member with questions about Zonisamide
Replies: 21
Views: 10926

Re: New member with questions about Zonisamide

Hi, Cali's vet's first drug for her was Zonisamide. Started with 200mg 2xs/day then upped to 400, 2xs/day. Although, it didn't work for her, the vet said they are using it first line because it is working on so many of their seizure dogs and it doesn't have the liver toxicity of some of the other me...
by cesullivan
Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Kieran's New Journey with Epilepsy
Replies: 14
Views: 3144

Re: Kieran's New Journey with Epilepsy

I went to CVS and bought am/pm weekly dosing containers. One for Bandit, one for Cali and one for Jim. They are all different colors. I fill them up once a week and that way whoever is drugging/feeding, knows if the dose was given.
by cesullivan
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Sound of a seizure
Replies: 4
Views: 1340

Re: Sound of a seizure

I could feel my heartbeat getting faster and faster listening to that :(
by cesullivan
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Kieran's New Journey with Epilepsy
Replies: 14
Views: 3144

Re: Kieran's New Journey with Epilepsy

Give the Kbro some time...it was a Godsend for Cali. once we added it she went 7 months seizure free and added back in pheno and is currently 16 months seizure free. It did take an extra long time for her to stop being a drunk while on it. Now you wouldn't even know she is medicated. Now if I could ...