Ok, I am feeling a bit of...
I just need to talk it out and all will be fine.
First, great news that Utah is still seizure free. We are now at 5 weeks 2 days!
Also, Utah really seems to be back to himself. It has been so long. I am recalling that he can be a bit of a pain in the rear as a puppy. LOL
I think this is day 3 of 2 short walks a day (in effort to tire him out). This will change back next week when I am back to work in Charlotte rather than working from home (like I have this week). He can get to be full of energy... like yesterday when I was on a conference call and he started barking because Sierra would not play with him. That is the new standard. It is a good thing.
His appetite seems to be back as well. Outstanding.
However, the vet finally called today.
His Phenobarbital levels are now at 39 (blood taken 4/18).
From blood work March 6th his levels were 27.5
From blood work Jan. 9th his levels were 19.
The range should be between 15 & 45 but the Neurologist prefers between 15 & 35. We obviously have been adjusting the meds to be rid of the cluster seizures and then again to have the individual seizure more spread out (to at least 4 weeks apart).
His liver levels are high as well. NOT GOOD.
I will have to look this up to gain a better understanding.
So, we are now dropping his Phenobarbital to 2 and one quarter pills twice a day rather than 2.5. More blood work in 3 weeks. This goes with his 5 other pills twice a day of course.
It just stresses me. We have to be able to figure this out. He is only 27 months old.
Other than that I am good. All better.
I was able to finagle working from home Monday afternoon through Friday.
Yesterday and today I have gotten in 4 miles a day and...
as I said, multiple walks.
Finally did a rear end focused dvd today as well (15 minutes - not putting in quite the effort I should.) But I am curious to see if I feel it at all tomorrow.
Weight is back down to where it is supposed to be.
Drinking lots of water and trying to get back to less carbs.
However, i have fallen in love with Laughing Cow cheese wedges. Gotta put the cheese on something so I have been picking up freshly made wheat roles at Harris Teeter.
Well gotta get back to work. Just had to share the news on Utah. I appreciate all your support!
Now I am even more concerned. I just called the vet back to get the levels.
- - AST is 77 (It should be 8.9 to 49)
- - ALT is 606 (It should be 8.2 to 57)
I of course find this very upsetting. I need to verify the numbers. Maybe the tech told me wrong. I will continue to investigate.