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by richmauer
Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: I'm a Mess !!! any and all help welcomed...New to Seizures
Replies: 41
Views: 16834

Sorry to hear about Logan. It sounds like this is his first seizure episode. I remember Peanut's first and it is very frightening. What you have to ask the vet is "what caused the seizures?" There are many causes and the vets should be able to somewhat pinpoint the cause after testing. He may recomm...
by richmauer
Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Suggestions for CEN
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 221
Views: 138256

If you notice in Peanut's picture, her nose is soooo dry. I guess from the PBr. Anything I put on it, she licks right off. Any suggestions?
by richmauer
Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Post Ictal problems
Replies: 16
Views: 9077

I am lucky. I have 2 vets. One at Univ. of Pennsylvania, whcih would probably pooh pooh it too. She is a neurologist. The other my regular vet, who is wonderful, would try anything. I certainly will try it.
by richmauer
Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Suggestions for CEN
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 221
Views: 138256

Yes the group shot is when they were all very young about 1 years old. We got all three within a 4 month period after our red English Cocker died, so they are all about 7 years old now. Peanut is some kind of terrier mix, some say dachshund. She is a loving, beautiful, sometimes sick baby!
by richmauer
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Suggestions for CEN
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 221
Views: 138256

Here's my epi baby girl Peanut. She's beautiful no?


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All three. Peanut with English Cocker, Sundae and Shitzu, Casey

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Quite a family!
by richmauer
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: TJ
Replies: 14
Views: 6488

Beth
How did you get the pics of TJ on the post?
Thanks
Richard
by richmauer
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Post Ictal problems
Replies: 16
Views: 9077

Yes we do keep a diary. The seizures are not related to flea meds. We checked that also. The only thing we found to be related is the full moon! Sounds crazy. We have tried to put up a baby gate in a room, but she seems to have super strength and has always busted through. We are atleast thankful th...
by richmauer
Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Post Ictal problems
Replies: 16
Views: 9077

Jane Thanks so much. Those are 2 great ideas to try. Ice packs and EpiStill. Also I found an article about vanilla (Hagen Daz) ice cream which may help. It said 2 teaspoons may also lessen the seizures because of the sugar levels. What great ideas. Why didn't my vet suggest any of these? I will forw...
by richmauer
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Post Ictal problems
Replies: 16
Views: 9077

We certainly have considered putting her in the basement, perhaps in a cage, but I think she would cry and bark all night. She has never been in a cage except at the pound where we adopted her. Once every 6-8 weeks is not too bad, but I'd love to fix the post ictal or make it more tolerable. It's to...
by richmauer
Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Post Ictal problems
Replies: 16
Views: 9077

Beth
Sorry to hear about your loss. I know it's very difficult.
Were you up all night with TJ? Did you only give him the valium while seizuring or in post-ictal. Peanut does not seem to be effected by the valium at all, either to stop the seizures or the post ictal.
by richmauer
Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Post Ictal problems
Replies: 16
Views: 9077

Thanks for your concern. I do check her liver function about 4-6 times/year and incredibly it's usually on the low side. After reading some posts, I realize the seizure part with Peanut is not too frequent or numerous, but the post-ictal is a nightmare.
by richmauer
Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Post Ictal problems
Replies: 16
Views: 9077

Post Ictal problems

Wonderful to be part of such a great resource! I have a 7 y/o terrier mix female, Peanut (weight 25lbs). She has had epilepsy for about 5 years. She has seizures approximately every 6-8 weeks for a 36 hour period. In that time, she may have 5-10 seizures. We currently give her 75mg pheno AM and 90mg...