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by Mandypop
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:42 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: A great run ended - starting over again
Replies: 8
Views: 3213

Hi Carolyn I too have accepted that Poppy has this condition and will have to take medication for the rest of her life. At the beginning I was horrified to think that she would have to be on Pb forever! I really do think that this was a case of her not taking her tablet in the morning and her Pb lev...
by Mandypop
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: A great run ended - starting over again
Replies: 8
Views: 3213

A great run ended - starting over again

The Monster returned on Thurs 5th March at 6:15pm. I had forgotten how ghastly this monster is. Poppy had been seizure free since starting on phenobarb on 24th Dec 2006. I can't understand what went wrong, but can only think she somehow managed to 'spit' her tablet out. Nothing else has changed in h...
by Mandypop
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New Member - Alternative Treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 3533

Hi Tobie I think others on here have tried the 'holistic approach' without success. Please do not be afraid of Pb - as long as your dog receives regular blood and liver function tests, it can work really well. The more seziures your dog has the more the brain will learn to have more 'the kindling ef...
by Mandypop
Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New to the forum!! Hello all!
Replies: 8
Views: 5574

Hi there Just reading your posts - sorry to hear that Lexxington has epilepsy. As part of my dog Poppy's neurology tests we did MRI scans and spinal taps. The result of the MRI scan revealed that Poppy had narrowed tubes that drain the spinal fluid from her brain and she did have hydrocephalus (but ...
by Mandypop
Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: A farewell to my best friend Finn
Replies: 7
Views: 5633

I'm so sorry to hear the sad news about Finn. The pain of losing him will be imense, but in time you will remember and treasure memories of the many happy times you had together.

My thoughts are with you.
by Mandypop
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: My Chihuahuas Hailey.
Replies: 14
Views: 8126

Please read through attached link re AEDs. Also do please research Jean Dodds and what she has to say about Pb. She is an expert in this field.

http://www.rvc.ac.uk/Epilepsy/Treatment.cfm
by Mandypop
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: My Chihuahuas Hailey.
Replies: 14
Views: 8126

Hi there Just reading through your posts. I like MK's Mom would suggest Pb as an alternative or add on, as it seems Hailey's drug treatment is not working. The longer your pup is having seizures, the more harder it will be to control them. Is your vet a Neurologist? I am wondering why he is reluctan...
by Mandypop
Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:47 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Toby
Replies: 19
Views: 8998

I too am very sad when reading of pups that have passed and those owners who are struggling to keep their pups seizures under control. I feel blessed that Poppy has been seizure free for 2 years this Dec. I rest much easier at night now, but there are times when Poppy does things and I think �h...
by Mandypop
Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Meara
Replies: 56
Views: 19059

Hi Josh Sorry to hear about Meara. Having a dog with epilepsy is a huge learning curve, I was so lucky to find this site - you will find it very usefull. I am surprised your vet advised weaning Meara off of Pb after such a short period of time - I believe (and I am sure I read on this site somwhere)...
by Mandypop
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Desperate for any help
Replies: 6
Views: 3734

I'm so sorry to learn that 2 more pups have passed on.

Very sad.
by Mandypop
Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: RIP to Doogle
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

My thoughts go out to Doogles owners.
by Mandypop
Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: 2 year mark!
Replies: 6
Views: 5426

Fantastic News!

We are also coming up to 2 years seizure free this Dec!
by Mandypop
Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Seizure episodes - always cluster seizures
Replies: 10
Views: 10367

Echoing Debs' reply - Has you vet mentioned rectal valium? My dog started with clusters, and the valium really helped stop them and also greatly reduced the post-ictal phase. Have you been referred to a Neurologist, as it sounds like your dogs seziures are not being controlled by phenobarb alone, yo...
by Mandypop
Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Good night Sweet Dancer Bear
Replies: 3
Views: 3521

So, so sorry for your loss. What an absolutely beautiful boy he was.

Thinking of you.
Mandy
by Mandypop
Wed May 14, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: DELETED
Replies: 11
Views: 4691

There must be a reason that these dogs come into our lives.

Well done you for giving this eldery girl a chance of a happy and loving family life. I do hope that it goes well.

Lots of positive thoughts.

Mandy & Poppy x