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by adajadesmom
Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Dosing 3 Times Per Day
Replies: 6
Views: 3094

Dosing 3 Times Per Day

I'm going to be dosing Ada 3 times a day now, and since I got off the phone with my vet, I have a few questions. (I am stopping by the vet's later, so I can ask him too, but thought I'd ask my faithful cohorts while I'm thinking of it) I'm to give her 1 grain PB, every 6 hours. I'd also like to spli...
by adajadesmom
Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: KBR weakness side effect - how bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 7576

"When I mentioned this to our vet she looked at me like she wanted to take my internet away "

LOL! Wonder how many of us have received THAT look?! :)
by adajadesmom
Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: DELETED
Replies: 8
Views: 4084

I'm sorry Barney's having a spell again. I too have inserted valium rectally and it is easy. Especially with Ada, because when she's seizuring, her tail (nub) sticks straight out. That's actually how I can tell when it's really over, it relaxes again. Since this topic is brought up, I've noticed wit...
by adajadesmom
Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Newbie needs support
Replies: 38
Views: 14064

I think I'll try that 1st, and then if that doesn't seem to help, will ask about lowering the Kbr and put the PB back to 2 grain twice a day. Thanks for the good wishes. I hope so too!
by adajadesmom
Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: KBR weakness side effect - how bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 7576

I'll mention that to the vet today. That is something I've thought about. I thought that 750 mg's twice a day for a 75 pound dog seemed kind of low compared to others though.
by adajadesmom
Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Newbie needs support
Replies: 38
Views: 14064

Hi Ron, I'm in VT and there are some temp extremes. Her activity is almost non existent and I'm scared to exercise her any because of the seizures. She's at about the right weight. At the most, if any, she may be 5 pounds overweight. I measure their food and since we took her off the steroid, she is...
by adajadesmom
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: KBR weakness side effect - how bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 7576

Right now, my Ada is having horrible mobility issues. To the point, we're again thinking about having her put to sleep. I have to pick her up off the floor for her to walk and it's killing my back. I've used a towel, but it still hurts my back. We had upped her Kbr a while back and it didn't seem to...
by adajadesmom
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New and already increasing medication - panic!
Replies: 14
Views: 6362

Sorry to have you join us. My Ada is about 75 pounds and has been on 2 grains PB twice a day and 750 mg KBR twice a day, but we just decreased her PB to 1.5 grains twice a day because she can't pick herself up off the floor and it's not improving. I too, keep a gate at the top of the stairs. Everyth...
by adajadesmom
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: I'm a Mess !!! any and all help welcomed...New to Seizures
Replies: 41
Views: 17877

Glad to hear it! Ada is having a rough time with her meds and getting up on her own. I'm glad to hear Logan is adjusting well to his!
Here's to more seizure free days!
by adajadesmom
Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: I'm a Mess !!! any and all help welcomed...New to Seizures
Replies: 41
Views: 17877

I couldn't say any of this better than these wonderful people already have. I have one more suggestion though...make sure you're aware of what post-ictal is, too. Right now my Ada is having a harder time picking herself up as she had an episode on Monday night. Sometimes the after effects are worse ...
by adajadesmom
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Suggestions for CEN
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 221
Views: 145216

They're cute, Jamie! I had to look up a Brussels Griffon to see what they look like as adults. Never seen one before. They look like they have a beard and mustache! I love it!
by adajadesmom
Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Suggestions for CEN
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 221
Views: 145216

I have beeswax salve that would be safe to use and it's very thick so might be harder to lick all of it off. It's got the consistency of vaseline, but thicker. I got mine online, called Stassels' Beeswax Salve. It's all natural.
by adajadesmom
Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: I'm a Mess !!! any and all help welcomed...New to Seizures
Replies: 41
Views: 17877

Hi Jamie, I'm sorry you're another one having to go through this but you've definitely come to the right place for support and information. I am new to this since mid-September and know MUCH more thanks to everyone here. Jane is right, it does help to stay calm. It's EXTREMELY hard to, I know, but r...
by adajadesmom
Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Suggestions for CEN
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 221
Views: 145216

They're all so cute! Any room on that bed for you? LOL! Looks like mine sometimes (though I have 3 rotties). Here's to a good year for you and Peanut!
by adajadesmom
Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Idiopathic Seizures?
Replies: 18
Views: 12233

I don't have any more input than the other folks here, but want to wish you and Tucker the best. I hope it's not a tumor and that things come under control. We decided against the MRI because it costs too much and wouldn't fix anything. We're fairly sure our dog was abused and heard through the grap...