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MK's mom
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Post by MK's mom » Wed May 02, 2007 2:43 pm

Sounds like you're doing the best that you can!!!! I do hope you can find someone that doesn't want to break your back with veterinary expenses. What a shame.
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

Dylans Dad
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Post by Dylans Dad » Wed May 02, 2007 2:43 pm

my vet charged me $129 for both blood tests, they are sent out to a lab.
kbr 250 mg/ml is $39.50
pb is $18 for 66 97.5mg pills
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

Tux1
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Post by Tux1 » Wed May 02, 2007 2:58 pm

Dylans Dad wrote:my vet charged me $129 for both blood tests, they are sent out to a lab.
kbr 250 mg/ml is $39.50
pb is $18 for 66 97.5mg pills
My meds are close to the same as your kbr.

By the way Dylans dad has Dylan gotten any Obsecive complusive habbits since this all took place to him. Tux constantly opens all six drawers on my desk in my office. Grabs the handles and just opens all of them all the way up. And he has a door bell to ring when he wants to go out side but with how the weather is here we have had the door open so he and his sister can come and go as they please. He will ring that bell non stop just to hear it ring. His sister even gets annoyed by him sometimes and crawls under my desk to get away from him. And this is all on good days with him
Tux 4 year old Border Collie (epi)
Alqa 4 y/o sister Border Collie
1st Seizure 02/18/2007
RIP Tux 01.01.10

skrpio
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Post by skrpio » Wed May 02, 2007 5:02 pm

These were the charges on the form I filled out for KiKi's test but I cannot remember seeing it appear on my credit card.
Checked with my daughter and her dogs blood tests were usually $70NZ which is in line with yours. Haven't got any of KiKi's bills now but I know it cost me about $400NZ to get the blood shipped over to Dr Dodds.
I had the results faxed to me within 3 days and they are posted somewhere on this site. Cains mum posted them for me so check out her listings.
Jane
In loving memory of my special KiKi Bean
Seizure free forever now
Nov 25th 2002 - Nov 1st 2006
Dogue De Bordeaux

skrpio
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Post by skrpio » Wed May 02, 2007 5:05 pm

Just checked - no their not it was the expected levels of thyroid function etc.

Go to Welcome to CEN - THYROID TESTING RESULTS
this will give you the expected range
Jane
In loving memory of my special KiKi Bean
Seizure free forever now
Nov 25th 2002 - Nov 1st 2006
Dogue De Bordeaux

Dylans Dad
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Post by Dylans Dad » Wed May 02, 2007 5:57 pm

nothing other then the "throw it throw it" that he has aways had. glad we don`t have a doorbell, I would be under the desk myself!

they are such smart dogs arn`t they?
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

Tux1
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Post by Tux1 » Wed May 02, 2007 7:10 pm

I dont think I could ever have another breed. He never stops amazing me. his sister on the other hand doesnt have the quick learning curve like he has. I can try and teach her something and he will sit and watch me for 2 or 3 times and he will start doing it. He is super observant
Tux 4 year old Border Collie (epi)
Alqa 4 y/o sister Border Collie
1st Seizure 02/18/2007
RIP Tux 01.01.10

Finndog
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Post by Finndog » Thu May 03, 2007 6:46 am

Tux, that's good that you are taking control but be a bit of a sceptic. 75% of a vets clients with epilepsy is a bit of a stretch since about 5-10% of all dogs have or have had epilepsy either in Primary or secondary form. I would call the neurologists office directly and ask to speak to him/her or the office manager. Explain your issues with finding a responsible, knowledgeable vet. If they won't see you without a reference, ask them for a vet they are comfortable with. don't listen to the vte who commented on the 2 week time frame, Finn was having them more often than that for a period of time and many, many others here have as well.
Finn, Irish setter
First Seizure 2/2/05
Last Seizure, 10/27/06
Lost my boy on 12/10/08

Bcharry
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Post by Bcharry » Thu May 03, 2007 10:56 am

I had pet insurance but cancelled it before I found out my dog had epilepsy. My vet said not to feel bad as the insurance wouldn't have covered it as it is considered a congenital disease and as such would not be covered.

Finndog
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Post by Finndog » Thu May 03, 2007 10:59 am

bad enough to reduce his/her rates?
Finn, Irish setter
First Seizure 2/2/05
Last Seizure, 10/27/06
Lost my boy on 12/10/08

Tux1
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Post by Tux1 » Thu May 10, 2007 6:50 am

3 more seizures today and today would have been day 9.
Tux 4 year old Border Collie (epi)
Alqa 4 y/o sister Border Collie
1st Seizure 02/18/2007
RIP Tux 01.01.10

lovemypups
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Post by lovemypups » Thu May 10, 2007 3:07 pm

I'm so sorry to hear that Tux is having another bad day. My thoughts and prayers go out to both of you. Please keep us posted and give Tux a big hug from me. Poor fellow :( Did anything different happen that may have set this off? We try so hard to keep food, treats everything, even the stress levels around the house the same, but we all know how that goes. There is just no rhyme or reason sometimes no matter how hard you try.
Hang in there and let us know how Tux is doing. Thinking of you both.
Debbie
Angel Casey
05/03/04-10/24/07
and his non epi sister Callie

Tux1
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Post by Tux1 » Thu May 10, 2007 3:28 pm

Yes we had a big thing happen yesterday that I know probably stressed him out and I pretty much knew it would happen. My fiance and I have decided to seperate for awhile and She left last night. Alot of what our problems were started from Tux. i personally cant bare to lose my little boy and in the mean time may have lost her. But This just got alot harder on me to help him. And so you all know we wouldnt argue around him we would go some where and cool off and when we came home we wouldnt have that tension in the house. However when this happened there wasnt a lot one can do to keep that stress out of the house. So anyway Tux his sister and I still have each other and we will be fine. He has had a good day since the 3 happened this morning.

Thank you
joe
Tux 4 year old Border Collie (epi)
Alqa 4 y/o sister Border Collie
1st Seizure 02/18/2007
RIP Tux 01.01.10

skrpio
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Post by skrpio » Thu May 10, 2007 5:15 pm

I am so sorry this has happened but even if you kept the arguments out of the house there was alway a certain amount of tension still there.
Unfortunately with this monster of a problem you need to have someone who is there to support you and your furkid in times of need. I know of others who have had this problem and the air really needs to be cleared before things can settle down again. I have had to do this myself as well.
I wish you and your kids well.
Jane
In loving memory of my special KiKi Bean
Seizure free forever now
Nov 25th 2002 - Nov 1st 2006
Dogue De Bordeaux

suejacksoncarr
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Post by suejacksoncarr » Fri May 11, 2007 12:58 am

Joe

Poor you and poor Tux - having an epileptic dog is like having a disabled child and that is also the cause of many relationship break-ups.

I think we have all been involved in huge dramas fighting over what is best to do for the dog. I know Scholtz had nine lives due to the fact that when my husband was ready to give up on him I would fight tooth and nail to save him, and then when I was despondent my husband would come from the totally opposite direction.

Perhaps when she has cooled down she will be back and realise how important Tux is to you.

Have a stress free weekend and give Tux and his sister big kisses.

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

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