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lovemypups
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How are everyone's pups doing?

Post by lovemypups » Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:55 am

Just thought I would check in with everyone and see how all of our furkids are doing? Casey had his blood work done last week, PB still on the low side, KBr can't go much higher, but we are at 47 days today and holding steady. Hugs to all.
Debbie
Angel Casey
05/03/04-10/24/07
and his non epi sister Callie

skrpio
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Post by skrpio » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:25 pm

Hi Debbie,
Glad to hear Casey is hanging out past 47 days - hope he can go longer than last time.
It is very quiet at the moment after the scare with MK and Scholtz. Neither have posted for a while so I hope that all is OK with both of them. Maybe just resting - I sure hope so.
Brock continues to be a little demon and we have some real training to get started on now.
Hugs to all pups (and pup people)
Jane
In loving memory of my special KiKi Bean
Seizure free forever now
Nov 25th 2002 - Nov 1st 2006
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Post by skrpio » Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:46 am

Have you had Barney checked for low thyroid levels ? If not get the 6D8T full thyroid test done by Dr Jean Dodds done. Instructions are on the epi-guardian angels site.
Jane
In loving memory of my special KiKi Bean
Seizure free forever now
Nov 25th 2002 - Nov 1st 2006
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Post by Dylans Dad » Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:35 am

Dylan is good.on the 13th we will be 4 months free(knock knock) 4 days ago I redused the pb by a half a pill on his evening dose (everything crossed)
sorry barney is in the ataxia stage, that was so hard to see Dylan that way.
hope scholts and mk are well
Wags & Slurps
Debby & Dylan
6 yr old Border collie
1st aug 7 2006
last 7-18-08
375 MG kbr twice a day
1 47.5 pb twice a day

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Post by skrpio » Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:46 pm

Debby - please be careful when reducing PB. Make sure the vet knows what you are doing.

Debrand - what thyroid test did the vet do. The normal one they do does not give an accurate result as the dog is compared with the average of any other breed. Jean Dodds test compare only within each breed. ie she does not compare a Foxie with a Mastiff.
As an example when I had my dog KiKi tested with the vet she came back with a score of 7.2 (which was boderline) but when I insisted on Jeans test the results when compared with the same breed came back at <2. which showed she had a thyroid problem.
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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Post by Dylans Dad » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:14 pm

oh yes, the vet knows. we took a blood level test and the kbr was barly in the range, so we upped it for 6 weeks before we took the pb down.
my vet is very good at talking to me about this stuff. we are learning together.
Wags & Slurps
Debby & Dylan
6 yr old Border collie
1st aug 7 2006
last 7-18-08
375 MG kbr twice a day
1 47.5 pb twice a day

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Post by MK's mom » Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:42 pm

Dylan,

Good luck and proceed with caution!! We had to wean MK off of the Pb because his KBr was in the toxic range. We did it very slowly, by .5 grain at a time over a 3 month period. Two days after being weaned off he had a seizure. It may have been time for him anyway, but his seizure frequency increased so we had to start him back on again at .5 grain BID. Two weeks ago he started clustering badly, so he had to have a loading dose of Pb and his KBr has been raised for now to keep him stable. The neuro doesn't know yet, but it seems like my dog does better on Pb, time will tell. Every dog is different, but I wanted to let you know what my experience is. I do hope Dylan does alright without the Pb.
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
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Post by MK's mom » Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:44 pm

Forgot to mention that MK has been doing pretty well the last two weeks. He was having focal seizures a lot and today I haven't seen any. He's a little sedate, but for him it's what a 'normal' dog should be like because his energy level is over the top. He's not sleeping all the time or lythargic, just more laid back. :)
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

lovemypups
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Post by lovemypups » Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:50 pm

Hi All,
Jane, we need to see more pictures of your new baby ;) I'm really glad he is doing well. Debby, congrats on Dylan and fingers, toes, paws and anything else crossed that he continues on this good streak!
Debrand, hang in there. I'm so glad that your vet is welling to work with you and I do understand the frustration. It took us 17 months of tweaking medications and Casey stumbling around a lot and in a daze for almost a year before we started to see improvement. Since this last medicine adjustment, he is like a pup. Running all over the place and HAPPY. He too has gained a tremendous amount of weight, (17 lbs) and I'm hoping once it gets warmer we can start walking again and he can lose some of this. I cringe going to the vets and putting him on the scales. Thanks for letting us know how things are going and big hugs to all of your furkids.
Debbie
Angel Casey
05/03/04-10/24/07
and his non epi sister Callie

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Post by suejacksoncarr » Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:14 am

Hi Everyone

Scholtz is OK (ish) since his last hospital vivist.

Apparently the PB is now at the very maximum so we have raised his KBR by 250mg - he how has 210mg of PB twice a day and 1500 mg of KBR.

I don't know what will happen if he has more seizures as the PB seems to help him and the KBR makes him ataxic like it did last year.

Its all a huge worry isn't it.

Anyhow - keep well all of you.

Sue
Scholtz - German Shepherd
10th June, 2004 to 9th March, 2007

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Post by Mandypop » Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:45 am

Hi to everyone out there
Sorry to see that there are a couple of dogs out there still having problems. Poppy has been fine since she has been on Pb, only real side effect is her hunger!! - but we are coping. She had her follow-up MRI scan done, and nothing has changed much, so the plan is to leave her on Pb as she is coping so well.
Good luck to you all.
Mandy & Poppy
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

Carolyn
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Post by Carolyn » Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:55 am

Hi everyone. All is well here. 74 days & counting. I weened Kiya off the holistic Epitrol. It was very expensive $1 a pill she was getting 8 a day. Im very suprised at myself for not tweeking her meds yet. 1200mg kbr 1x a day & 32mg pb 2x a day. I have added milk thisle to her diet. Im planing to have her levels tested very soon & want to decrease both pb & kbr. Her ataxia is pretty bad. She is full of piss & vinegar. I havent been running the dogs too cold & Ive been so busy with our new business venture, our restuarant. But both dogs are bouncing off the walls being so cooped up I decided I'd better get out there. So as of Sunday we started bicycling at least 1/2 of what we were doing so we can build up again.
Take care everyone.
Carolyn
Kiya 11yr Shiloh Shepherd
PB 60mg am 90mg pm, 1teas kbr 1200mg, turmeric paste
1000mg milkthistle bid
First seizure 11/27/05
Last seizure 5/21/15

lovemypups
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Post by lovemypups » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:14 pm

Thanks everyone for the updates.
It's good to know that most are holding their own, with just a few problems here and there. I'm glad that Poppy, MK, and Scholtz are doing good right now. I'm sorry Kiya is experience ataxia, but doing ok. I know how awful it was when Casey had it. Barney, hang in there little fellow, we are all thinking about you. Dylan keep up the good work and to little Brock, how is the training going in Demon class ;)
(Just kidding Jane, how is the little fellow)?
Thanks again all and big hugs to all the furkids!
Debbie
Angel Casey
05/03/04-10/24/07
and his non epi sister Callie

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