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by moffattk
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Preventing weight gain on meds
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Re: Preventing weight gain on meds

If Winston is on phenobarb, the drug is likely to keep dogs from sleeping at night. My Kirby until just recently would get me up every hour and half all night long. Only once in this waking did he have to take care of business. He just couldn't sleep, so he wanted me up with him too. I was extremely...
by moffattk
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: new to all these meds
Replies: 9
Views: 4238

Re: new to all these meds

I started making the oatmeal muffins for Kirby, as he got hungry. I make them into 1 tbspn size balls and feed them off and on due to how hungry he is. The oatmeal seems to be a good belly filler and he seems to really like them. I got the recipe off the epi-guardian angel site. He now has to be on ...
by moffattk
Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Has Anyone Used Levetiracetam (Keppra) Twice Per Day?
Replies: 20
Views: 44942

Re: Has Anyone Used Levetiracetam (Keppra) Twice Per Day?

Hey sheltie1, I also have a sheltie with seizures. We just found out that he has Hypertriglyceridemia, which shelties are the number 3 breed known for this problem. Just a suggestion, but you may want to have a lipid panel done on your guy to check for this. This condition causes seizures, even when...
by moffattk
Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Hypertriglyceridemia
Replies: 0
Views: 2008

Hypertriglyceridemia

So we have had an interesting week. Kirby had a 2 min seizure on Sat the 16th. His longest one so far. We were scheduled for labs on Tues the 19th. In running the labs, they said Kirby had a lot of fat in his blood. So we did a lipid panel and his cholesteral came in at normal levels but his triglyc...
by moffattk
Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Financial cost of epilepsy
Replies: 8
Views: 5613

Re: Financial cost of epilepsy

Krby just had his labs drawn, however the bloodwork didn't go right so we have to go back in, this time after fasting him for 24 hours. His Pb test was $113.68 and his KBr test was $165.71. We go to the emergency vets, so I think that's why it's more expensive. The 2 month s of KBr was about $50.00 ...
by moffattk
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Long post-ictal phases
Replies: 3
Views: 3631

Re: Long post-ictal phases

Since I've posted this we were started on KBr 500 mg tablet once a day and since then we have had very few seizures, and when he does, his post ictal period is down to 1 1/2 to 3 hr period instead of the 3 days. He has also started sleeping better, instead of getting me up 4+ times a night, now he w...
by moffattk
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Midazolam
Replies: 3
Views: 3566

Re: Midazolam

Thank you for and added information, I did not find that type of information on the searches I did.

Karen
and Kirby
by moffattk
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Seizures when not home ...
Replies: 7
Views: 4578

Re: Seizures when not home ...

What internet camera do you use to keep an eye on your kids when you are gone? I'm looking into it, so I can see how Kirby does when I'm gone.

Thanks
Karen
and Kirby
by moffattk
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Midazolam
Replies: 3
Views: 3566

Midazolam

Has anyone tried this drug? I have a friend that uses this on her daughter, that she said goes up the nose and does a great job on stopping cluster seizures. Do you think this might be an effective drug versus rectal valium on dogs? Thanks Karen & Kirby (2 yr old sheltie) First sz 10/29/2012 Last sz...
by moffattk
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Long post-ictal phases
Replies: 3
Views: 3631

Long post-ictal phases

I'm so glad I found this forum, Kirby and I are just starting our battle with epilepsy. Kirby started having seizure type activity in July 2012. Walking aimlessly, head jerking, acting like he was getting shocked and running. These would last for up to 3 hrs at a time. Went to the vet, and they want...