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by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: board sure is quiet
Replies: 31
Views: 17731

Jackson had xrays again yesterday and his megaesophagus has disappeared, which is very good news. I didn't really participate on the MegaE forum too much because he had such a mild case, but it was a real eye opener to hear the stories there. Eight dogs died in the past 2 weeks over there. I just ke...
by High_Voltage_Head
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: just heard about thistle milk
Replies: 10
Views: 10748

Yellowdog, what "research" are you talking about? It might be more helpful if you pointed it out. I Googled "milk thistle dog liver" and the only statement i found relating to your comment was this: "It�s important to consider that some herbalists believe milk thistle is best reserved as a trea...
by High_Voltage_Head
Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Glad I found CEN!
Replies: 10
Views: 5570

Hi Lauren, have you noticed that Morgan drinks a lot more water since being on the drugs? Jackson went through a period of time where he'd just pee in the house if I didn't let him out every 2 hours. Drove me nuts because he had never done that before. I couldn't find it in my journal but i think it...
by High_Voltage_Head
Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Food Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 4901

Vivian, i don't know, that's all very complicated, but i have a few thoughts. First, i wouldn't wean him off the KBr without serious thought and discussion with the vet. That is a ton more KBr than Jackson was on and maybe that's what is working to keep MK's seizures so infrequent. It's just that it...
by High_Voltage_Head
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Food Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 4901

"Quite warm"...it's like the fiery pits of Hell....still beats winter though. Vivian, I might start to get worried about those symptoms of MK's. The neuro told me that 3 things to watch out for, as far as problems with KBr, are diarrhea, refusing food, and vomiting. Of course any of them can be caus...
by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: The end of a good run
Replies: 9
Views: 5512

I agree with that "release like an earthquake" comment. It has always seemed to me like something builds up inside of Jackson that needs to be released by a seizure. I can't really put my finger on it. The doctors pretty much think that's nonsense, and they might be right but i still get that feelin...
by High_Voltage_Head
Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: board sure is quiet
Replies: 31
Views: 17731

Thanks all, he is doing fine. No seizures or vomiting since Friday, and the pneumonia doesn't have any outward symptoms but he has to stay on antibiotics for maybe 4-6 weeks. Saw the neurologist today and we decided to wean him off the KBr quite quickly because it could easily be the cause of some o...
by High_Voltage_Head
Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: board sure is quiet
Replies: 31
Views: 17731

Jackson was vomiting hourly for 12 hours after a seizure on Friday so i took him to emergency vet who diagnosed aspiration pneumonia and megaesophagus. He's on anti-biotics now and is better. I believe he is having a bad reaction to KBr again which caused the vomiting and he got vomit in his lung du...
by High_Voltage_Head
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: KBr levels
Replies: 1
Views: 1910

I pay $26 for Pb level and $48 for KBr level. I would think if you find a distant lab you're going to have the expense of overnight mailing and maybe it even needs to be refrigerated, not sure. And it would probably require your vet to deal with a new lab, which may or may not be a hassle....i'm ass...
by High_Voltage_Head
Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: New here
Replies: 7
Views: 5019

Hopefully it'll work out ok. That bloodletting thing does sound archaic, i didn't realize they did that anymore. Maybe you could stick a few leeches on him.
by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: New here
Replies: 7
Views: 5019

Hi Mick, I haven't heard of vomiting happening from Pb like that before, but i'm not an expert. I think it is more likely to happen in a dog who's been on Pb for a long time and is starting to have liver problems from it, which is not all that common. Again, i'm not an expert, but there are some thi...
by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Hind leg weakness
Replies: 4
Views: 8637

Yeah, i do worry about Jackson hurting himself too. Does a fair amount of tripping and bumping into trees when excited. He did a belly flop on the asphalt driveway the other day and cut his chin. I try and keep him somewhat under control for his safety but you don't want to totally crush their fun e...
by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New Member
Replies: 21
Views: 9074

I don't know what to make of that video and I haven't seen partial seizures before so I'm no help. But that Youtube idea is great. I noticed there are a bunch of other seizure videos on there too. Some of them look to me more like a dog rolling around in the grass. But I saw one where certain aspect...
by High_Voltage_Head
Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Vomiting precursor to seizure episode?
Replies: 21
Views: 10673

Hi Jeff, Jackson does that screaming wailing thing once in awhile, and yes it is creepy but it's just another symptom and apparently doesn't indicate anything to worry about. Get the Valium from a neurologist if possible. Regular vets are likely to not give you enough. 10ml liquid vials have 50mg of...
by High_Voltage_Head
Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New Member
Replies: 21
Views: 9074

Hi Janine, that's a lot of problems! Severe hip dysplasia at 3 years old is bad. I had one of my previous dogs' hips fixed once when she was 8. Recovery was a long ordeal for her but it made a huge difference, her legs were better at age 15 than they were at 8. Good idea to film the seizures. We sho...