January 6th 2011 10:36 am
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early this morning I had a couple seizures. Mommy thought that they were gone away for good. I've had at least one more and maybe two. I'm going to the vet today to see what he can do.Mommy is very afraid and worried that perhaps our time together has to come to an end. I dont want her to cry or to be afraid. I know my mommy loves me with a heart beyond compare and to know that she is crying is something I just cannot bear. I wish that I could tell her I am not ready to go yet but she sadly cannot understand my dog speak. I WANT to get better I NEED to be well. I cannot stand the look of fear and worry in my mommys eyes its as close as one can get to hell. She loves me as much as I love her and so I hope that she can see this in her heart. I wish that I was one to lick her face so that I could lick away her tears. I wish she knew how much I love to hear her say "Maggie I love you" and how I love to feel her arms wrapped around my neck as she hugs me. Will post again when we get back from the vet to let you know what happens and if my mommy will be shedding even more tears for me.
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Hi Just reading about your dog with seizures, my dog too has had seizures since he was 18mths old he is now 6years old. His siezure pattern alters and meds have helped a little he does still fit and can have up to 10 over a 48 hour period he use to fit every 4-6 weeks. He then takes a day or 2 to return to his normal self and we often up his meds to break the fit pattern. He copes very well, I hope you can cope with looking after an epileptic dog as the good times are more rewarding than the bad. Just for your info, Jinks is on 120 epiphen twice a day and 1000mg epilease. Last year in April he had the most fits he had every had about 18 grand mals and over a period of the next 4 days had loads of petit mals we gave hime a dose of Keppra which broke his fit pattern. We have changed his diet to a GI diet and all his treats are home made as some additives can cause triggers. Not sure how much you have looked into canine epilepsy but I think when Jinks started I read everything I could find. Jinks currently hasn't had a fir since April last year. I hope that at last I have found his trigger which I think is fresh cut flowers in the house. So like someone else mentioned check on things you have changed. I noticed it said something about you moving house, is there a plant in the garden that Maggie has maybe eaten, have you changed any foods, washing powder, household cleaners, check no raidiators are leaking as the stuff in the pipes is like anti freeze which will cause a siezure if the dog licks/drinks it. What do you feed Maggie on, maybe you can try a more natural diet this helped Jinks loads? I hope some of this helps. Please feel free to give me a shout and I will share any knowledge I have gained to help you if I can. I know how truely helpless you feel when your pet is ill.
I hope your dogtor was able to give you good news about controlling your seizures! Sorry, but the only experience we have of canine seizures is when our elderly Miniature Schanuzer had several three months before she died, the dogtors think she had a brain tumor.
There is tons of info on the internet, of course. In case you haven't seen this one:
And I understand that the correct diet can be a big help. Some dogtors don't put enough emphasis on diet.
Hope you'll let us all know how you are making out!
How has everything worked out?