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Juno says, Hello

Post by keporter » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:04 pm

My name is Juno. I am a 5 1/2 year old male German Shepherd who has Epilepsy. My humans rescued me from a vet clinic here in Michigan when I was 2 years old, because my previous owner didn't think it was his job to make sure I got my medications. On July 4, 2004, the fireworks stressed me out and with no medications I started having seizures. This really made my old owner back then mad, so he decided to let the vets put me to sleep. Lucky for me everyone loved me at the vets so much that they contacted my new humans who run a small home based German Shepherd Rescue. My mom was on Vacation in Nags Head but my new dad and I hit it off great. We got to spend a whole week together and play. I love playing catch with tennis balls and eating. I now am off Pheno and only take KBr. The Pheno was reeking havoc on my hind quarters and I felt like them drunks I see on C.O.P.S..
I live with 2 more German Shepherds(Wyatt & Turk), 2 Dobermans(R.J. & Eden), a Border Collie (Shelby)and a Cocker Spaniel (Bridgette)who are all very healthy to keep me going, when I get down from having a seizure.

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Post by Dylans Dad » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:09 pm

welcome
glad you are living with a better human now
Wags & Slurps
Debby & Dylan
6 yr old Border collie
1st aug 7 2006
last 7-18-08
375 MG kbr twice a day
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Post by Cathleen Griffin » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:55 pm

Good for you, Juno. (And good for your mom and dad for giving a dog a second chance!) :o)

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Post by keporter » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:15 pm

Juno had his bloodwork done a week ago. His bromide level was a 3.2 Our vet said 1-3 is within range so Juno was on the high side.
We had him on 1000mg at 7am and another 1000mg at 7pm. A few months ago we realized he was really sluggish and his back end was super weak, so we read where he could have possibly been overdosed, so we cut him back to 1000mg 7am and 500mg at 7pm. When he went in for his bloodwork he was coming off his low dose 500mg that was given to him 15 hours prior.
We are going to put him on 500mg 7am and another 500mg at 7pm. Hope this works.
So far he has went a few months with no seizures.

Keeping our fingers crossed.

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Post by skrpio » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:03 pm

Rear end weakness is a problem of too much meds. Make sure you reduce them slowly and give it time to adjust. Good luck.
Jane
In loving memory of my special KiKi Bean
Seizure free forever now
Nov 25th 2002 - Nov 1st 2006
Dogue De Bordeaux

keporter
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Post by keporter » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:42 pm

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Juno in pose

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Post by skrpio » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:39 am

What a beautiful dog. You should be very proud of yourselves to have given this beautiful dog a new home. Bless you. These dogs are sent to us for some unknown reason and one day you will find out why you were chosen.
Jane
In loving memory of my special KiKi Bean
Seizure free forever now
Nov 25th 2002 - Nov 1st 2006
Dogue De Bordeaux

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Welcome to CEN

Post by debs » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:16 am

What a gorgeous dog! Funny thing is that when I saw this picture thought somehow it was my dog, Saylor, they look identical! We also experienced extreme hing leg weakness from too much kbr, when we lowered the dose she got much better, not "normal" but better. She is on 2 ml of kbr twice daily and 150 mg of pheno bid. When we had her kbr level done she was at the upper end of the accepted range. We have never had really good control of her seizures, they come about once every 2-3 weeks. She had one this morning--her first in 19 days, not too bad. I see that you are from Michigan, we got Saylor in Cincinnati, OH. How old is your dog? Ours is going to be 4 in May. She's had seizures since she was 1 1/2.

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Post by keporter » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:55 am

Juno is 5 years old now. He started having seizures around the age of 2, hence the reason his owner didn't want him anymore. He sticks like glue to me, to the point of me not being able to move at times. If I am walking in the house or outside and stop he runs into me because he is so close. He loves fetching tennis balls and will do it for hours if you let him.

Kevin

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Post by MK's mom » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:46 am

Very pretty boy!!! He's lucky he found you. How can people give away a dog that needs help?

Vivian
Nathan
3.5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 7/26/2013
Last seizure 3/24/2014
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MK
5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 1/25/06
Last seizure 9/4/2009

Aug 17, 2004- Sept. 22, 2009
May the shamrocks fall softly sweetpea

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Post by Mandypop » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:27 am

What a very handsome dog!
Poppy - 9 year old whippet/greyhound (20 kg)

First seizure- 17th Oct 2006
Last seizure - 17th Nov 2009

90mg Pb twice daily
320mg KBr daily

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