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by High_Voltage_Head
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Was this a seizure?
Replies: 11
Views: 8991

Hi Janice, i've seen mild seizures like that a few times. I agree it could be a one-time thing or the start of something worse, and it's impossible to know which. Just to pick a number, i'd say if she goes 6 months from here without any more issues, it's likely to have been a one-time deal. At least...
by High_Voltage_Head
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: New to CEN
Replies: 6
Views: 4372

Hi Linda, i think it's the KBr affecting his hind legs. Could be wrong but I don't recall ever hearing of any dog on more KBr than that....2500mg/day?! I'm glad it's controlling his seizures but yes he should probably have blood tests for KBr and Pb drug levels. I had a rocking horse named Gus one t...
by High_Voltage_Head
Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Awareness & Support by Clubs & Other Groups
Topic: checking?
Replies: 17
Views: 16334

I tried to give my info to the Poodle Health Registry but i think they went out of business or something. My email got returned and then i got something asking me to join a Yahoo group of poodle people and it all sounded so complicated that i just gave up.
by High_Voltage_Head
Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Suggestions for CEN
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 221
Views: 138256

Nice pics, i especially like the xmas photo of MK and his brother. What's his brother's name....HW? These are really unique names.
by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Jackson is Breaking One Record After Another
Replies: 12
Views: 6063

I'm back! I guess we have to cancel the book deal. Of course none of us really believed he'd never have another seizure but it was a nice fantasy while it lasted. And it lasted 18 days! Then he had a whole bunch over a few days and i went from elation to depression. Now he's ok again! Just had an ul...
by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New here and could use some advice and/or support
Replies: 15
Views: 7083

Hi, i have thoughts about the whining and the peeing issues. Jackson had these same things after a particularly bad seizure episode and the whining lasted a number of days. I believe it was mental angst and not physical pain. Not sure that makes it any better or not. Same deal with peeing in the hou...
by High_Voltage_Head
Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Jackson is Breaking One Record After Another
Replies: 12
Views: 6063

Thanks all....i don't know what the plan is....bestselling book ("Medical Miracle On Four Feet: The Story Of Jackson The Giant Poodle")....movie of the week....Broadway....Hollywood....the sky's the limit. Until now i never even imagined that it might be possible to get this under control. Now i can...
by High_Voltage_Head
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Jackson is Breaking One Record After Another
Replies: 12
Views: 6063

Jackson is Breaking One Record After Another

As of today, Jackson has gone 14 days without a seizure, and is still going. Yesterday (13 days) he broke a record going back over one year, and today's 14 days breaks a 2 year record! The last time he went 14 days was September 2005. This really confirms that something has changed in the past few m...
by High_Voltage_Head
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: DELETED
Replies: 16
Views: 7456

I think a vet will sometimes mention the option of euthanasia just as a way of letting the person know that this is an acceptable thing to consider, maybe not yet, but at some point. I'm really struggling with this same stuff. Two weeks ago Jackson was diagnosed with pneumonia and megaesophagus agai...
by High_Voltage_Head
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Suggestions for CEN
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 221
Views: 138256

That's great news, he's a beautiful dog, the circle of life goes round and round.
by High_Voltage_Head
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New and Worried......
Replies: 14
Views: 9261

Vivian, i think the idea was that the dog was in such bad condition, having so many seizures, that it was time to euthanize. There wasn't time to slowly withdraw the drugs. She did say that the one condition where they would have used a drug during the withdrawal was if the dog went into status....o...
by High_Voltage_Head
Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New and Worried......
Replies: 14
Views: 9261

Hi Dan, not that i'm an expert but this is one of the worst cases i've heard of. Time for drastic measures, but what sort? I am not a big believer in alternative medicine, in fact i'm very skeptical, but i have heard a few stories that make me think it actually works in some cases. The problem is th...
by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: New Here
Replies: 8
Views: 7173

Hi Deb, it's getting easy to remember names here. Just call everyone Deb and you'll only be wrong about half the time. Seizure while giving birth...wow, never heard that one before. 3 pups with seizures...wow. I hope all these dogs have been neutered/spayed. Anyway, welcome aboard, you have lots of ...
by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: ? re: Potassium Br & phenabarb combined treatment
Replies: 16
Views: 8225

Are you sure those pills are 50mg? Something fishy about this. How are the seizures coming along now? This is a case where i think adding Pb makes sense....i don't understand his hesitation unless he's worried about a visit from a narcotics agent. And really, prescribing Valium for when the dog gets...
by High_Voltage_Head
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Suggestions for CEN
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 221
Views: 138256

Keely looks like she has a hard life. As my father would say, "When's she gonna get up off that sofa and get a job?!"