The end of a good run

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MK's mom
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The end of a good run

Post by MK's mom » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:26 am

MK went a little over 5 months seizure free and he had a small seizure last night!! :( I knew it would happen eventually, but I had really hoped to make it to 6 months, but even with what we got I'm very grateful. I guess I'll start the countdown again and hope he doesn't have anymore seizures.
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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

Mandypop
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Post by Mandypop » Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:05 am

Hi Vivian

that's a shame - was the seizure much milder than normal? It's scary when we think we're doing so well, and then our hopes that it will never happen again are dashed.

I hope you and MK are ok - and have a very good weekend.
Mandy & Poppy x
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 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:27 am

I so totally understand how you feel Kiya goes so long then BAM. Sad thing is I don't get as upset as I used to, long as its just that 1 every couple of months. I don't even think about reducing her meds yet. I used to be so eager to cut down. Now I guess its time to really consider long term damage control of her liver. Im not in a position to pursue any testing so we'll just hang tuff for now.
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

skrpio
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Post by skrpio » Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:39 pm

Hi Vivian
I am sorry to hear about MK's setback but I really feel after what KiKi went through is that they need to have one every so often as a release so to speak - just like earthquakes - so the big one doesn't hit.
Hope things get back to normal soon.
Jane
In loving memory of my special KiKi Bean
Seizure free forever now
Nov 25th 2002 - Nov 1st 2006
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High_Voltage_Head
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Post by High_Voltage_Head » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:34 pm

I agree with that "release like an earthquake" comment. It has always seemed to me like something builds up inside of Jackson that needs to be released by a seizure. I can't really put my finger on it. The doctors pretty much think that's nonsense, and they might be right but i still get that feeling.

Sorry about MK, Vivian. Did this coincide with him being sick?
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Post by Dylans Dad » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:15 am

so sorry the monster hit. crossing fingers you hit the 6 months this time.
Wags & Slurps
Debby & Dylan
6 yr old Border collie
1st aug 7 2006
last 7-18-08
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MK's mom
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Post by MK's mom » Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:33 pm

Thanks guys. Kurt, no I don't think this seizure coincided with the intestinal tract thing, but who knows? MK has never gone as long as he did this time, so it must have been time. One seizure every few months I can live wtih, but I always worry that the ONE seizure will lead to a cluster and land him in the hospital or worse.

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

lovemypups
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Post by lovemypups » Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:48 am

Hi Vivian,
I'm sorry to hear about MK, but what a run. That was great that he went so long and did as well as he did. I read an article somewhere where a neurologist compared seizures to a damn getting ready to spill over, just like the earthquake comparison. Little leaks here and there, but eventually to much water fills the damn and there has to be release. No matter how we look at it, there still not fun. It's been horribly hot here and I'm just waiting for Casey to start again. Just to go to the bathroom is a chore for him, so it's out to potty and right back in, unless we are going swimming. Take care and give MK a big hug from us.
Wishing MK another great run!
Debbie
Angel Casey
05/03/04-10/24/07
and his non epi sister Callie

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Post by Finndog » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:08 pm

A small bump in the road my friend! Good run and we all are goin gto have those. What's more important is the overall quality of life. Mk is enjoying life and one day about 150 is not a bad record. I wish I could have that many good days in a row!

Ron
Finn, Irish setter
First Seizure 2/2/05
Last Seizure, 10/27/06
Lost my boy on 12/10/08

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