Beau's first 4 week stretch...

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Marengo
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Beau's first 4 week stretch...

Post by Marengo » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:16 am

...and counting now. 7.5 weeks since we doubled his dose of Pexion. He went 3.5 weeks first of all before another seizure and now he's gone 4 weeks. That's the longest seizure free period since he first started with Epilepsy about 4.5 months ago. Woop woop! :D

Beau
Australian Shepherd x Pyrenean Shepherd
2 yo
400mg Pexion per day.

Eley's Mom
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Re: Beau's first 4 week stretch...

Post by Eley's Mom » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:19 pm

Great news! We have to celebrate every victory we can get!
Hopefully you guys can continue on this track :)
Diana & Eley
Boston Terrier (23 lbs)
DOB: 11/12/09
First Seizure 2/8/14
Last Seizure 10/9/16
Phenobarbital 48.6mg (morning), 56.7mg p.m. (night)
3 mL Potasium Bromide, once daily
Clorazepate as needed after seizures

ShilohsMom
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Re: Beau's first 4 week stretch...

Post by ShilohsMom » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:23 am

Hope things continue for you! Love to hear that people are having some success.
Colleen, Rylie, Sophie & angels Izzie & Shiloh
DOB: 11/11/05
First seizure: 07/28//10
Last seizure: 06/27/16

Marengo
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Re: Beau's first 4 week stretch...

Post by Marengo » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:29 am

Sadly not... He started fitting again yesterday and has so far had 6 fits in the last 36 hours, despite rectal diazepam.

ShilohsMom
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Re: Beau's first 4 week stretch...

Post by ShilohsMom » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:07 am

I'm so sorry and know how disappointing this is. It's like the disease has a mind of it's own and gives us glimpses of success then rips it from us.
Colleen, Rylie, Sophie & angels Izzie & Shiloh
DOB: 11/11/05
First seizure: 07/28//10
Last seizure: 06/27/16

Marengo
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Re: Beau's first 4 week stretch...

Post by Marengo » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:05 am

Just wanted to pop back and give an update.

****touching wood******

Beau's been great since going on to Phenobarbital. We've completely discontinued the Pexion. He was so sick from the clusters, spent 2 days in hospital on IV pheno and was still having mini fits every minute or so after coming home. However, we started to get on top of those mini fits after introducing gabapentin. He had that for about 4/5 days, gradually tapered off. Started on 90mg of pheno twice a day but after the first lot of blood tests came back his pheno levels were too high and one of the enzymes was high. His dose was reduced to 75mg twice a day and we retested. Results came back that the pheno levels were now in the middle of the therapeutic range and all his liver enzymes and bile acids were normal. It's now been 2.5 months without any seizures ****touch wood again****. He was a little bit wobbly to start with but that went away very quickly and he is back to his very happy, boisterous, loving self again. We'll retest in 3 months time, keep an eye on things.

Beau's a 20kg Australian Shepherd x
2.5 years old
Raw fed
First seizure was in September 2015.

We're enjoying every day together. Long may it last. :)

ShilohsMom
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Re: Beau's first 4 week stretch...

Post by ShilohsMom » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:31 am

So happy that things have been going well.
Colleen, Rylie, Sophie & angels Izzie & Shiloh
DOB: 11/11/05
First seizure: 07/28//10
Last seizure: 06/27/16

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