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by texasbeachygal
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New here, and I hate seizures!
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: New here, and I hate seizures!

Well, everyone, I am very sad to update this way, but we had to put our Cooper down on Tuesday, July 26. His seizures had changed, and I think he just couldn't come out of them. He started 10 days before with this really weird zombie-like state. Walking around, eyes closed, head down, walking into w...
by texasbeachygal
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: I don't know what to do
Replies: 5
Views: 3009

Re: I don't know what to do

I don't have any advice since we are still in the beginning stages of trying to figure out what meds are going to work for Cooper, but I hope you get something figured out for her soon! This is such a scary thing to deal with.
by texasbeachygal
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New here, and I hate seizures!
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: New here, and I hate seizures!

I am just hoping that we can keep him around for several more years. I don't know what to expect with a brain tumor. After doing a little research, I kind of agree that that is what is causing all of this. Grrrr... I also read that most of the time surgery can't even help with a brain tumor, so I am...
by texasbeachygal
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New here, and I hate seizures!
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: New here, and I hate seizures!

Apparently they are concerned with brain tumor. Cooper still has weakness in his back legs and one of his pupils is more dilated than the other and that makes them fear brain tumor. I mean, we know that is a possibility, but I am 99% sure all of those symptoms started when we started him on Pb. And ...
by texasbeachygal
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New here, and I hate seizures!
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: New here, and I hate seizures!

So, hubby took Cooper to the vet (after working all night. Poor guy has been up for 21 hours). His phone is about to die, but he jsut told me that they want to switch Cooper from Pheno to Keppra. I believe. One that isn't a narcotic. I'm wondering if it's because Cooper seems to be more hyper since ...
by texasbeachygal
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to this journey- update 7/31
Replies: 37
Views: 7436

Re: New to this journey- update 6/6

Your story sounds a lot like ours, including the parents thing! My poor mom. She has been the one who has had to deal with most of Cooper's seizures. The only thing is Cooper is an old dog. He's 9 and these are his first. We have made it 3 weeks without a seizure. That's the longest stretch since th...
by texasbeachygal
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New here, and I hate seizures!
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: New here, and I hate seizures!

They haven't said anything about doing any other tests. They have said that they think it was a stroke that lowered the seizure threshold, or he has a benign tumor on his brain. I'm wondering if it's the tumor because he does have some fatty tumors on his sides. Some of them have been tested and cam...
by texasbeachygal
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New here, and I hate seizures!
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: New here, and I hate seizures!

Thank you, Lynne! I think having the support helps so much. Knowing I'm not the only one going through things like this gives me hope! Especially when I read the success stories! I'm hoping PB is all we need, but I guess we will keep an eye on it!
by texasbeachygal
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: 6 years later
Replies: 6
Views: 3199

Re: 6 years later

This is definitely encouraging. Cooper has only had 5 seizures that we know of, but after the first 3 I was so depressed. I Googled a lot and came across an article that said you still need to live!! Enjoy the time you have with them! That really hit me and I am trying to live with the seizures and ...
by texasbeachygal
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New here, and I hate seizures!
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

New here, and I hate seizures!

Hello! My name is Alicia and I have a 9 year old black Lab named Cooper. He had his first seizure on 5-15-16. We believe it was a grand mal. He sleeps with my parents and woke them up paddling and panting at about 4:30 am. My mom came and woke me up, and what I saw was him trying to get up, but his ...