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Utah had 2 seizures on Friday

Monday, November 19, 2012

Not sure if you heard... Utah had 2 seizures again on Friday. It was exactly 1 month since the last episode. The different thing is that we were up Thursday night with him in bad shape.

It was like he was going to throw up a truck. It sounded terrible but repeatedly barely anything came up. The Friday came and he and a seizure at 9:10 and again at 3:10. I gave him the diazapam after each one.

Being the paranoid Mom that I am I was sitting on the kitchen floor as he slept with his head in my lap when the second seizure came.

Our goal is obviously...

for at least a month.

It sounds like that is the key. The one doc I spoke with said, if they occur more than once a month we may want to consider upping his dosage but... it sounds like he is almost at the max dosage they like to give. We are obviously going to wait to up the dosage.

The other thing, I have noticed before but much more prevalent Friday was that it really, really seemed like he was seeing things...

Well, not necessarily dog ghost but who knows. I always figured they were just images of Aspen or Kanyon and of course that I am a crazy person imagining things but...

It was so clear that he was seeing images, having hallucinations or something. Of course this makes me want to take him in to have a brain scan. Yes, the Neurologist said that this is VERY likely epilepsy since he is so young but I can't hep but wonder.

I will continue to sit tight and be thankful that it was only 2.

For the record...

- July 13 = 4 seizures (5:30AM, 11:30, 3:15 & 2AM)
- Sept 11 = 5 seizures (very bad, I was in France)
- Oct 16 = 2 seizures (4:25PM & then 3:30AM - 1st time using diazapam)
- Nov 16 - 2 seizures (9:10AM & 3:10)

No blindness that I could tell this time.

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I should mention that I have not walked the pups or gotten on the treadmill for 2 weeks now. I was sick the 1 week then getting over it the second week, taking it easy then... the seizures. I hope to get back in a a bit of a routine this week but of course it is Thanksgiving and my man is off starting Wednesday. We'll see.

Another edit.... I should also add that Utah is still the very best thing that has happened to me since Aspen's passing (May 2011). I am truly blessed to have my boy.

This is a new favorite of my man and boy.




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KAREN_NY 11/19/2012 2:02PM

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CARRIEMT 11/19/2012 12:33PM

    Sorry to hear about the continued seizures. That pic of your guy and pup is super cute. He looks like he's out cold and very comfy. :)

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LALMEIDA 11/19/2012 12:06PM

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BLESSED2BEME 11/19/2012 11:11AM

    Nice to see the photo of your man and Utah. Holy cow Utah is getting to be a big boy. I didn't realize how big he now but that photo really gives perspective.

It is very smart of you to keep details of his seizures. So glad there were only two this time. Utah is a trooper just like Aspen and I truly believe you are the right person to have adopted him because you care so much about his health and quality of life.

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FELINA 11/19/2012 10:15AM

    My heart goes out to you and Utah.

I completely understand the helpless feeling you must have. We had a cat with epilepsy, which is rare so there wasn't a lot of info about it. He was on phenobarb twice a day. He would have grand mal seizures, initially one every couple of days. Once they were controlled by the med he'd usually have one every 2-4 weeks. He seemed to have an aura before, he would meow loudly and come looking for me.

I can also relate to your strong feelings for Utah. My Rocky was an amazing kitty and more than worth all the care and attention he needed.

Take good care of your boy. I hope things get better.
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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 11/19/2012 9:32AM

    Oh no! I am so glad you were home and there for him. He is SUCH a cutie!!! emoticon

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J0ETTE 11/19/2012 8:53AM

    I am sorry you are going through this. :(

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