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Mandypop
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Post by Mandypop » Fri May 11, 2007 2:11 am

So sorry to hear that both you and Tux are having a bad time. I hope that things improve. Owning an epi dog is very stressful, and that's really hard on the owner.

I hope thing get better for you both.
Take Care.
Mandy
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

Dylans Dad
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Post by Dylans Dad » Fri May 11, 2007 2:48 am

sending you both calming hugs and strenght. hope things are better today
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

Finndog
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Post by Finndog » Fri May 11, 2007 5:40 am

Been there too! You can't just abandon a epi dog. You got, you take of him. That's good Karma! You do have to find a good balance though, IT can become all consuming if you don't watch out. Communication....
Finn, Irish setter
First Seizure 2/2/05
Last Seizure, 10/27/06
Lost my boy on 12/10/08

MK's mom
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Post by MK's mom » Fri May 11, 2007 6:25 am

Sorry to hear of your breakup and most especially if it was over Tux. I'm glad I'm no longer married because my ex would have been hammering at me too, about the expenses to keep MK going. Putting my pets to sleep is not an option until there is no longer any avenues left to take.

You're still going to feel stressed over the breakup and I really can't offer advice to help you hide it from Tux. I guess all you can do is pamper him and stroke his head to make him feel like everything is alright. Talk calmly and soothingly to him, too, that might help a bit.

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

Tux1
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Post by Tux1 » Fri May 11, 2007 1:15 pm

Thank you everyone,
Life has been pretty rough around here the last couple days. But regardless I have myself and 2 great dogs to tend to. If we can work things out with each other then we will do that if not then it wasnt meant to be. I am really hurt how she could just leave the situation when the stress level on us reached its breaking point. I know I will come out much stronger and a better person over all through this. today has been a good day for him so we start again. The nice thing is I know his pattern of 9-12 days so with that it makes life fairly easy to gauge when you have to really start watching. That is a positive in my mind. And i was able to hold him to only 3 yesterday. 2 then 5 then 3 on his last bad days is one heck of an improvement from 7 and 7 the times before that. I also spoke with Dr. Dodds last week and she made me alot more encourgaged with my current vet.

Thank you all for the prayers and warm thoughts
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 » Fri May 11, 2007 2:18 pm

I learnt about this stress thing at puppy classes this week when a lady was going on about yawning.
Apparently "in the pack" when dogs yawn it donates everything is calm and ok and not to worry.
The teacher said that if you yawn around your dog he takes this as all is ok and will usually settle down. She said is was quite good if you are walking your dog (who is not really that good with other dogs) and another approaches try the yawning technique instead of grabbing your dog and pulling it away.

I do not know if this works but it cannot hurt to try it if it does in fact lessen the stress level.

One last thing - what you learn now about a person can save a lot of heartache later on. Ditto KARMA.
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 » Fri May 11, 2007 5:47 pm

I guess I`m lucky my husband is as big a softy and animal lover as I am.
when we met I had 3 dogs, I told him we were a package deal, me and my dogs.I know I could never spend my life with anybody who felt diffrently. my dogs are my babies.
I`m sorry it didn`t work out with her. but I bet theres someone better out there for you. any body with the heart to deal with an epi dog deserves only the best.
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 » Sat May 12, 2007 9:26 pm

Have any of you heard of using the herb Skullcap?

One of my clients is a Doctor and he recomended it. Obviuosly I would want to talk to my vet and possibly talk to Dr. Dodds on it before I would want to give him any. He explained it as it does the same as Pb but with out the side effects. If any of you have expericence with this let me know. Ive been doing some research on it online and it does show that it is used as a calming Herb and to help with epilepsy.

Thanks
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 » Sun May 13, 2007 3:48 am

Be xareful - we had a group member in Alaska who tried out some calming herbs and his dog got worse. Apparently the brqin was calmed down so much it allowed the seizures to occur. this is for the ones that seize while they are sleeping I suppose.
Jane
In loving memory of my special KiKi Bean
Seizure free forever now
Nov 25th 2002 - Nov 1st 2006
Dogue De Bordeaux

Tux1
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Post by Tux1 » Sun May 13, 2007 8:40 am

Thank you Skrpio
Mine typically has his siezures when he is sleeping so maybe this would be a bad thing.
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 » Mon May 14, 2007 6:53 am

Skullcap is used by many holistic vets. I would ask your vet first as it could cause issues when used in conjunction with PB and KBr. Here's some info.

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/ncnu02/v5-580.html
Finn, Irish setter
First Seizure 2/2/05
Last Seizure, 10/27/06
Lost my boy on 12/10/08

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Post by Finndog » Fri May 18, 2007 11:34 am

Tux, what's going on. Haven't heard from you? Are you still at that KBr dose? Did you get the med levels checked yet? Hope all is well and your silence is a good sign.
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 » Sun May 20, 2007 9:08 pm

Shhhhhh
We cant jink it he is on day 10 now.

SHHHHHHHHH

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

Dylans Dad
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Post by Dylans Dad » Mon May 21, 2007 4:22 am

quietly crossing fingers
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

lovemypups
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Post by lovemypups » Mon May 21, 2007 7:22 pm

Quietly whispering "go tux go"!!!
Best wishes to Tux that he will continue to go fo a very long time seizure free!
Debbie
Angel Casey
05/03/04-10/24/07
and his non epi sister Callie

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