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Old June 3rd, 2012, 05:51 PM
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serenamlambe- Questions on Seizure meds

Hi Serena

Nookie had his first cluster seizure at 2:29 this morning. There are a couple of things really wrong with this. First, he's never had a seizure while sleeping, and second, never had a cluster. He had 1 seizure once at just before 5 am, but he was getting a drink of water at the time. I'm hoping you can help me. I have googled, and read and ugh... got so confused. I know you have Keely on different meds now, and I would love to know which ones she's currently on, and have they stopped/decreased the frequency/severity and has she had any side effects from them?

My worry is that his seizures are progressing. It's been a little over 7 weeks since his last seizure, but each one seems to be gaining in severity. And 2, back to back, just freaked both Shaun and me out, bad. The Valium did eventually pull him out of it, but he's so exhausted today... all he's done is sleep. I know the more seizures they have, the more they will have due to "Kindling", so I think we're at a point that we need to put him on something. When he was on Pheno, he had quite a bit of liver damage just within the first 2-3 weeks (from what I remember... could have been a bit longer) and he's just SO sensitive to everything. If you see this, and can respond, I would greatly appreciate it!

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Robyn
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Old June 4th, 2012, 08:26 PM
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No advice, Robyn, but I'm just so sorry to hear about Nookie. Have you tried PMing Serena? She may have her email set up to receive notifications of PMs
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Old June 5th, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Thank you, Hazel
I'll PM her. I didn't even think about that lol. Her little Keely and Nookie have always been quite similar in seizure activity and from around the same age, which is quite unusual for dogs that young. I'm hoping that whatever Keely is on may help Nookie.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 11:11 AM
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I hope so, too!!!
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Old June 5th, 2012, 11:20 AM
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That's rotten luck, Robyn, poor Nookie. I hope you find treatment that suits him.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 01:15 PM
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Sorry to hear about Nookie. I totally understand the freaking out bit, that's what happened to Theo back in April. Back to back seizure, so so scary.
My vet does not want to put Theo on meds until they are closer together.
However, if the time comes he did not want to start with Pheno, as it can cause liver damage as you know. He did suggest Potassium Bromide, he said he has a few patients on it and it has worked really really well. Its not toxic like the Pheno. Hope Nookie is feeling better.
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