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by Bethelonia
Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Poem for those of us who have lost our little buddies
Replies: 5
Views: 3160

Poem for those of us who have lost our little buddies

The Power of a Dog There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our day; and when we are certain of sorrow in store, Why do we always arrange for more? Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear. Buy a pup and your money will buy Love unflinc...
by Bethelonia
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: TJ
Replies: 14
Views: 7108

Rich, First you have to have the picture somewhere on the web, like for instance on Photobucket. So you open a Photobucket account, upload the pic there, then it allows you to copy the image code. Once you have copied the image code for the picture you want to post you put this into your post here: ...
by Bethelonia
Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Idiopathic Seizures?
Replies: 18
Views: 12590

I remember a few years ago I made the connection myself, without having read or heard anything about it, that my TJ might have had an increase in seizures on the heels of being treated with anti-flea stuff and/or heartworm preventative. At that point I told my vet I didn't want to use either of thos...
by Bethelonia
Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Idiopathic Seizures?
Replies: 18
Views: 12590

The way I understand it, if they have not figured out something specific that is causing the seizures, for instance seizures caused by a brain tumor, then they say idiopathic seizures, or idiopathic epilepsy, which just means seizures/epilepsy of unknown origin. This doesn't mean there isn't a speci...
by Bethelonia
Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Water intake
Replies: 3
Views: 3741

Don't know if this is any help but my sister's dog, a Golden Retriever, drinks a LOT of water. He has Cushing's Disease.
by Bethelonia
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: TJ
Replies: 14
Views: 7108

Thank you all so much for your support. I haven't been on this board very long, but I know that all of you are very kind and loving people because of your ability to love and care for dogs with seizure disorders. I also know by the kindness and compassion you have shown me and TJ. KC and I are doing...
by Bethelonia
Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Bad Liver
Replies: 17
Views: 9789

You and Jackson are in my prayers today, I'm so glad you found out about the liver damage early. Here's hoping for a great '08.

Beth
by Bethelonia
Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Post Ictal problems
Replies: 16
Views: 9755

The last cluster TJ had (beginning of Dec.) she had her first seizure about 5 a.m. on a Friday and had 8 by 10 am Saturday. I had run out of valium, partly because I had almost decided to stop using it due to the extreme grogginess and inability to walk with TJ, but by Saturday morning I called my v...
by Bethelonia
Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Post Ictal problems
Replies: 16
Views: 9755

My JRT TJ (RIP) was about 15 lbs and she was on 64 mg pb in the morning, 32 mg mid-day and 64 again at night, plus kbr mid-day. To break a cluster I had to give her 10mg oral valium every 1-2 hrs for about 12 hrs, sometimes longer. I have read that valium only works for 1 to 1 1/2 hrs, then you have...
by Bethelonia
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: TJ
Replies: 14
Views: 7108

Thanks to all of you for your kind words and your support.

I like to think of TJ finally being freed from her disabled body and allowed to run and jump and play the way Jack Russells are meant to do.
by Bethelonia
Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: TJ
Replies: 14
Views: 7108

TJ

Today is the day TJ passed on. I decided I didn't want her to go through any more seizures. I had planned to wait until the next cluster but that seemed cruel. Her life had gotten too sad, she was just too tired, she is at peace now. Letting her go is very hard. I know it was the right thing though....
by Bethelonia
Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Hey, please watch this and comment
Replies: 16
Views: 7161

Hi Vivian, Well, TJ had her first seizure when she was very young, I think about 7 months, and then she only had one. At that point she was having some trouble getting around but it appeared she was just clumsier than the average pup. I could take her for a walk around the block which would tire her...
by Bethelonia
Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Hey, please watch this and comment
Replies: 16
Views: 7161

Hi Debrand, thanks for your comments. I have wondered if the kbr makes TJ's difficulty walking worse since I have read that other dogs have problems with their hind legs while on it. She's been on kbr since August. The thing is, the kbr has caused her to go much longer between clusters, like two mon...
by Bethelonia
Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Hey, please watch this and comment
Replies: 16
Views: 7161

Jane, thanks, I agree with you that pain is the biggest issue. One of my fears is that TJ might go into status, which she hasn't so far although she has clustered so severely in the past that she fell asleep exhausted after a bad seizure and then within a few hours awoke with another one, and repeat...
by Bethelonia
Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Hey, please watch this and comment
Replies: 16
Views: 7161

Jane, my mom also has made it clear that she wants no invasive tests or procedures so if it gets to that point she doesn't even want us to take her to the hospital, a request I will respect. She is not terribly sick or disabled, but her quality of life has seriously deteriorated since she was in her...