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by Apache
Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Massive, 12-hour seizure cycle - familiar to any?
Replies: 3
Views: 1289

Re: Massive, 12-hour seizure cycle - familiar to any?

Yikes! Three hour non-stop seizing? I'm assuming there were intervals in between, because I can't see how Clancy would be with us today. I gather you had no way of transporting him to an emergency clinic at the time? Poor fellow, I sure hope he's doing much better today. I'm worried about the toll t...
by Apache
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: What does everyone feed?
Replies: 13
Views: 5662

Re: What does everyone feed?

Hi, Lauren, After our guy was diagnosed with Epilepsy, we decided to switch to a food that was grain-free. Unfortunately, he developed an allergy to anything chicken. Most foods (including the higher priced grain-free foods) also contain chicken fat as an ingredient. We then discovered Canisource, a...
by Apache
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Zonisamide
Replies: 18
Views: 15698

Re: Zonisamide

It is impossible for me to be home or with him 24/7... Would I even know if he had one if I wasn't home? Would he be ok? What do you do when you have to leave your pups alone? I used to make myself nuts about leaving Kiya, unfortunately I have no choice but to hope & pray for the best. I looked int...
by Apache
Tue May 31, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Drastic change in pattern
Replies: 24
Views: 7540

Re: Drastic change in pattern

Hi, Melynda, First off, so sorry to hear that Gauge has had a rough time of it of late. Secondly, I did a double take when you mentioned that your neurologist didn't think further treatment was warranted after having 4 (3 at the time of your call) seizures in such a short span. You would think she'd...
by Apache
Sun May 29, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Hot Head
Replies: 4
Views: 17539

Re: Hot Head

Thanks for the response, Rich. Did you ever notice if Peanut had any excessive itchiness a few days after going through a round of seizures? As you pointed out, their temperatures do rise and I think that must affect their skin condition somewhat. With Apache, he does tend to scratch more several da...
by Apache
Sun May 29, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Nice (although sad) to know we are not the only ones
Replies: 13
Views: 11156

Re: Nice (although sad) to know we are not the only ones

Hi, Katarina, I just saw the videos of Ben. What a handsome fellow! Don't you just love that goofy puppy stage? I always wish that they never grow out of it. In fact, our most recent guy, Bandit, was still chasing his tail and acting like a pup at 9 years old. Your vet is doing what our vet started ...
by Apache
Wed May 25, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Hot Head
Replies: 4
Views: 17539

Re: Hot Head

I had to resurrect this posting (not that it's old) as the header is most appropriate. At 5:40 this morning, the monster hit again, and hit it did! With a vengeance. I have never witnessed such violent seizures like this a.m. (It's not easy trying to control a 130 pound German Shepherd who is out of...
by Apache
Wed May 25, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Nice (although sad) to know we are not the only ones
Replies: 13
Views: 11156

Re: Nice (although sad) to know we are not the only ones

Welcome aboard. Sorry to hear about Ben's seizures. You're right, it does take some time for the Phenobarbital to reach therapeutic levels. Give it a good week or so. How much Phenobarbital did they prescribe? Also, it would be ideal to get some rectal valium, especially since Ben is seizing that of...
by Apache
Mon May 23, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Has anyone used Gabapentene to control seizures?
Replies: 6
Views: 3113

Re: Has anyone used Gabapentene to control seizures?

Poor girl. Have you noticed any improvement at all when each drug was separately introduced? Curious how your vet is going to handle her extreme case. I would imagine (and it's only my hunch, here) that perhaps she should pull back on some of these meds if they're doing absolutely nothing for her. G...
by Apache
Mon May 23, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Lucy is 32 days seizure free....
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

Re: Lucy is 32 days seizure free....

All right, Mike! I'm very happy for both you, and Lucy! May the streak go on forever!

Good advice on just how long some of these medications take before the full impact is shown. Continued success!

Brian
by Apache
Sun May 22, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Drastic change in pattern
Replies: 24
Views: 7540

Re: Drastic change in pattern

Sorry to hear about Gauge's recent seizure activity. If there's one thing that is very frustrating about this disease, apart from the actual seizure, is that the pattern often changes. Whether that be the type of seizure, to when you expect your beloved pet to have his or her next one. It's a real r...
by Apache
Tue May 17, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Complex Partial Seizures
Replies: 11
Views: 2564

Re: Complex Partial Seizures

Hi, Orli,

How often do these episodes occur? And, how often do you give Pereg that extra dose of Phenobarbital to calm her down? How responsive is she when this is happening?

Brian
by Apache
Tue May 17, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Complex Partial Seizures
Replies: 11
Views: 2564

Re: Complex Partial Seizures

Orli,

What exactly is Pereg doing during these complex partial seizures?

Brian
by Apache
Fri May 13, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: First cluster...
Replies: 7
Views: 2000

Re: First cluster...

Hi, Kim, Seizing patterns can, and will change. Hopefully in your case, they'll revert back to just having one seizure per episode. (Better to never return, obviously). This is just a personal opinion here, but I think having rectal valium on hand would be a wise move on your part. You now know that...
by Apache
Fri May 13, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Uncontrollable Seizures in 3yr Old Pomeranian
Replies: 33
Views: 17649

Re: Uncontrollable Seizures in 3yr Old Pomeranian

Joe, I thanked my lucky stars when I found this forum. Not only for the great people here, but also for all of the suggestions they've made. It's nice to see a degree hanging on the wall, but dealing with the reality of this disease first hand, is another. Never did our vet tell us about ocular comp...