Finn Hits 7 Months..

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Finn Hits 7 Months..

Post by Finndog » Mon May 28, 2007 7:04 am

Well, 7 months and counting, thanks to all!
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 skrpio » Mon May 28, 2007 1:08 pm

Yeah Finn and Ron. I really hope that you have got all the combinations correct now and that Finn will continue with this great progress. Please, please do not change anything.
Jane
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Post by lovemypups » Mon May 28, 2007 7:31 pm

Ron,
That is wonderful news and I'm so happy for you and Finn! We all know how fast it could change, but enjoy the ride while it lasts. Big hugs to Finn and "Way to go Finn" !!!!!
Debbie
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Post by snozzel » Mon May 28, 2007 11:27 pm

Wow! That's amazing. Well done both! Long may it continue.
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Post by Mandypop » Tue May 29, 2007 2:18 am

Just logged in after the weekend - this is really fantastic news! I'm so pleased for you both!
Poppy - 9 year old whippet/greyhound (20 kg)

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

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Post by Finndog » Tue May 29, 2007 6:27 am

thanks to all but I need some good thoughts and prayers, Finn's very pre-ictal this AM. last evening during his walk someone was shooting a gun nearby, this totally fried him. He was out of it for about an hour, just laying on the floor completely unresponsive to anything ,including buffalo steak! (his favorite) This AM, he only wanted to walk a short distance and is very clingy. I am also smelling that odor. Let's hope it just passes.
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 MK's mom » Tue May 29, 2007 6:41 am

Great news Ron!

Would it be a good idea to give Finn another dose of Pb just in case?

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Post by Finndog » Tue May 29, 2007 6:56 am

not a bad idea...
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Lost my boy on 12/10/08

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Post by Dylans Dad » Tue May 29, 2007 11:48 am

sure hope the red flags were just a hicup and Finn keeps going strong!
keep on, keeping on!
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Post by skrpio » Tue May 29, 2007 1:18 pm

I think you need to do something with him to keep his mind off the gun shots. If he likes the car maybe you could take him joy-riding - you know the wind in his hair, the jowls flapping in the breeze etc. - slobber on the windows - sorry that's Brock.
Extra PB may help other than that I don't know but will keep all fingers and toes crossed that it goes away.
Remember you need to keep calm too.
Jane
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Post by Finndog » Tue May 29, 2007 2:33 pm

once he hears them, its already too late. He panics. I put him on the leash once it started to keep him from running and didn't allow him to run back to the car. It was a good 1/3 of a mile and they were shooting about every 10 seconds. I didn't make deal of it. He came in the house and just shut down. Not much you can do once this happens. He is totally dispondant. we call it "coma dog" . He is better this afternoon so I think it should pass. I am taking him out for his afternoon walk. Thanks! I think we dodged that one.....
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 Carolyn » Tue May 29, 2007 2:51 pm

Poor Finn, my non epi Apache is the same way with fire crakers ect. We live close to a shooting range, those shots don't freak him out. When its hunting season or someone out in the woods fire shots he will freak out. Thank God he's not epi! We already had fireworks going off in the neighborhood I totally dread the 4th. I'll keep both in my bedroom with the air & tv blasting.
Im praying that Finn gets over it, good luck.
Carolyn
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Post by Finndog » Wed May 30, 2007 6:28 am

He's back to normal this AM! :)
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 Mandypop » Wed May 30, 2007 6:44 am

Thank goodness!
Poppy - 9 year old whippet/greyhound (20 kg)

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

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320mg KBr daily

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Post by skrpio » Wed May 30, 2007 1:16 pm

That's great to hear .... keep on going Finn.

I know it is probably too late for the older dogs, but anyone with puppies or younger dogs should consider getting a starters pistol and training them from a young age for loud bangs.
I did this for all my dogs and I never had a problem with them for fireworks or nail guns etc.
I just used to put their food down and when they were scoffing it as pups do, I used to fire the pistol behind them. Just once at every feed but usually they were so intent eating there was no reaction to it.
We do not have the 4th July here but we have Guy Fawkes (why I don't know, but there are a lot of people that would like to blow up our parliment.) They have cut down on the sale time for the fireworks but people still hoard them and you have to put up with the noise for months afterwards. Those with dogs that react - like my daughters, have real problems - 3 rotties going nuts.
Jane
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Seizure free forever now
Nov 25th 2002 - Nov 1st 2006
Dogue De Bordeaux

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