Breathing Easier!

General questions about tests and procedures for diagnosing canine epilepsy. Please note that we cannot make a diagnosis or interpret specific test results via this forum - please consult your veterinarian for specific advice for your individual pet.

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Gentle Jacob's mom
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Breathing Easier!

Post by Gentle Jacob's mom » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:57 pm

I was going to put this under success stories but I was afraid to tempt fate.
Jake's blood work just came back and everything is great! (Am I a poet and don't know it?)
The older he gets the more I hold my breath.
Just wanted to share this with people who would understand my level of stress! (Hmmm)

Take Care,

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Re: Breathing Easier!

Post by Eley's Mom » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:59 pm


And I think you should be our resident poet here :)
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

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Re: Breathing Easier!

Post by SpencerBhumi » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:40 pm

Good news, Lynne.

Lets hope the canine epilepsy hears this and starts to behave.

All the best,

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Re: Breathing Easier!

Post by ShilohsMom » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:38 am

WooooWhooo, love to hear the good news and will keep fingers and paws crossed for continued success! We certainly have to take our victories when and where we can.
Colleen, Rylie, Sophie & angels Izzie & Shiloh
DOB: 11/11/05
First seizure: 07/28//10
Last seizure: 06/27/16

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Re: Breathing Easier!

Post by MK's mom » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:53 am

Congrats on the clean blood work!!
3.5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 7/26/2013
Last seizure 3/24/2014
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

Gentle Jacob's mom
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Re: Breathing Easier!

Post by Gentle Jacob's mom » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:17 pm

Thanks everyone! I was really nervous this year because of all the chaos in our lives during the last several months, but it looks like Jake is taking it in stride. We are increasing his Keppra a little because of the cluster he had last month and because in recent months his post ictal phase has gotten gradually worse. It's still not as bad as it used to be, not by a long shot, but she wants to be sure we don't open a door we can't get closed again. Jake's had the best year so far and hopefully it will stay that way for awhile.
He certainly deserves it!
Thanks again, and I hope everyone has a peaceful, seizure free weekend.

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