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by JodyB
Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: 140 days
Replies: 0
Views: 2038

140 days

It's been 140 days since Leo's last seizure. We watch the barometer every day. If it is really low, Leo gets extra dexamethasone. After the last group of seizures. Leo's dex was increased. His thyroid meds were reduced. In July he was diagnosed with skin cancer and had a tumor removed (thank God he ...
by JodyB
Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Leo had 3 seizures yesterday
Replies: 1
Views: 1788

Leo had 3 seizures yesterday

Leo had 3 seizures yesterday. He has never had more than one in a day before, and his seizures were always 3 - 12 weeks apart. There was stress due to the holidays, and he went to the groomer the day before. Now the vet is increasing his dexamethasone and his nutritional supplements for 10 days. The...
by JodyB
Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Neurologist Appointment
Replies: 5
Views: 3517

Good luck. The best thing we ever did for Leo was taking him to the neurologist. Being able to see the scans and treating the cause saved his life.
by JodyB
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: 88 days seizure free, but it happened again
Replies: 5
Views: 3328

Leo actually seemed pretty energetic today. He got up went outside and then ran and got his squeaky santa toy and dropped it on my husband's foot. That's what he does when he wants you to throw a toy. He went out to help feed the horses, and climbed in the hay with the barn cats. I guess all is well...
by JodyB
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: 88 days seizure free, but it happened again
Replies: 5
Views: 3328

I don't think that what he had was a cluster. It was just one big grand mal. Also, he doesn't take PB. His epilepsy isn't idiopathic. The neurologist did find the cause. He has adult onset hydrocephalus. The fluid on his brain is causing the trouble. The neurologist feels that he is better off just ...
by JodyB
Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: 88 days seizure free, but it happened again
Replies: 5
Views: 3328

88 days seizure free, but it happened again

Leo made it 88 days ths time. We were hopeful that the curse was gone, but last night he had a grand mal. The convulsions seemed worse this time, but he seemed more himself afterwards than in the past occurances. The poor baby. It was different this time too because, in the past, it happened while h...
by JodyB
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Nika - German shepherd mix
Replies: 40
Views: 15156

I have pet insurance on Leo, but I bought it before he started having seizures. Leo has a policy with PetFirst Healthcare. It was cheap, and they have paid very well. It is probably too late for you to get insurance now because it is a pre-existing condition. I bought the insurance in January. Leo s...
by JodyB
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Leo had another seizure
Replies: 3
Views: 2697

Yeah, I know. Leo will be giving up walks in the heat.
by JodyB
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Leo had another seizure
Replies: 3
Views: 2697

Leo had another seizure

Everything was going so well. Leo went 72 days with no seizures. His dexamethasone dose was due to be reduced today. Last night at about 10:45PM we awake to find Leo having a grand mal. The vet has instructed us to increase his meds for a few days and then decrease it back down to the current dose. ...
by JodyB
Tue May 27, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Bullseye
Replies: 1
Views: 3294

Awesome!! Good for Bullseye!!
by JodyB
Tue May 27, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Leo has gone 27 days with no seizures and is becoming active
Replies: 1
Views: 3790

Leo has gone 27 days with no seizures and is becoming active

I think Leo's medicine must be working. He hasn't had a seizure in 27 days!!! His only set back was when he took his heartworm tablet. Heartworm is a big problem in our area. The vet thought that with the hydrocephalus under control, the tablets wouldn't bother him so much. He had an upset stomach f...
by JodyB
Mon May 19, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Neurologist in Seattle area?
Replies: 2
Views: 2596

Just start phoning animal hospitals in your area and asking them if they know of any neurologists. My vet didn't know of any, so I called another vet, and he referred me to someone. It turns out that the neurologist didn't ever advertise. He is semi-retired and only comes into the clinic for epi-pat...
by JodyB
Wed May 14, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: DELETED
Replies: 11
Views: 4834

Good luck.
by JodyB
Mon May 12, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Siezures not under control, right at mealtime, on PB and KBr
Replies: 10
Views: 8269

I would find a neurologist. When my Leo started having seizures, we went to the regular vet. Despite his best efforts, the seizures continued. I took Leo to a neurologist, and discovered he had hydrocephalus. He had none of the classic symptoms, except seizures. We would have never known without the...
by JodyB
Wed May 07, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: question about vaccinations
Replies: 1
Views: 3842

question about vaccinations

Leo had his vaccinations on February 28th. His first seizure was March 23rd. I have been looking on the internet trying to find info on all of the possible causes of seizures and hydrocephalus. I read an article that said that in rare cases the altered live virus distemper vaccine can cause encephal...