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Sorry to hear that poor Rosie had another fit, it must be one of the hardest things ever having to deal with dogs with seizures.
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Bad news again, as is so common with this d*** disease.

Well we definitely had a full seizure last sunday though neither my partner nor I saw or heard it and we were both outside as was she. However recovery was good and things have been fine for a week. Then yesterday so a week later, we have a day of being very lethargic, quiet, cuddly Rosie so totally unusual behaviour. Then today was fine this morning but I had to leave her in the car for a few hours when I was on call at work and I got back to the car to find her tangled in the seat belt and very stressed and agitated but not our obvious - saliva dampened lips - which tell me for sure when she has had a full one. But she wasn't right and tonight we keep barking!!! Things are not ideal. And this is so frustrating. We go one step forward, two steps back. We did bloods in October and all was fine. I am starting to wonder about looking into her diet again, perhaps trying the diet trial the RVC in London offered us a few months ago. Things are just not where I want them to be and I feel so sorry for her. I wish I could watch her 24/7 but we all know that isn't possible and we need to have our own lives too.

Epilepsy sucks - for the dogs and for the owners!!!!!!!
Where do you live that it would be ok to leave Rosie in the car for multiple hours? Especially one with a seizure disorder... Tangled in the seatbelt? That sounds awful.

Seems there has to be better options?


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Oh no! I am so sorry. It is incredibly intense with so many things going on. I hope that it is a case of a change in routine and that she settles down asap!
Sending out waves healing and calming energy to you both!

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I am so very sorry to hear Rosie had another surgery. Please don't ever leave her in the car by herself. That could end tragically!!

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I'm so sorry that Rosie is having seizures again. It's so very hard to deal with this awful condition. We were lucky that my BF could be home with Charlie for the year that we fought his seizures. I don't know how we would have coped otherwise. Even so, we know that he had seizures when we couldn't be with him and that was simply a terrifying reality.

Holding you and Rosie gently in my thoughts and prayers,
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Rosie and all the pups who struggled along with Tom are always in my thoughts, and for the new pups that join this seizure thread too


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It really is Dave, it's so frustrating and so heartbreaking every time as you know. I think it hurts me so much especially because of her age. It just seems so unfair to have a "poorly" young dog with a lifelong condition. Thank you for your continued support :-)
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She wears a seatbelt for her own safety in the car. She usually isn't left in it for so long but occasionally she is for my work. She hates being left at work in a kennel and she really hates being left alone at home so I have no other option as this way she can be with me a lot and I can monitor her more closely. We didn't choose to have epilepsy so we have had to make some allowances. She absolutely adores being in the car so she is happier there. When I say tangled, she just wasn't settled fast asleep and her harness was more twisted up - the bit which attaches to the seatbelt so I could tell she had been unsettled. It cannot choke her, it is a harness. I wish I could spend all day at home with her but life isn't like that. I do know what I am doing and I do not neglect my dog. Most of the time the car is parked right by where I am working and I can keep a very close eye on her.

Thank you for your concerns, she has improved and I hope this is the end of it for a little while. I did realise her tablets are coming to the end of their shelf life so that may be contributing.
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Sorry to hear Rosie is having a few problems again. Monty too has been having episodes quite frequently (about every 2 weeks) for the last 4 months. I fear that the Keppra is no longer working with him.

It is very difficult to keep an eye on them continuously and sometimes you have to just do the best you can. You do have to carry on with your life as well.
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Hope Rosie holds her own. Since starting KBr Tailer has only had a couple...single seizures. The Pheno could not do the trick if he had the runs...it lasts only 12-18 hours. The KBr lasts days! I'd add that if I were you...

As far as he car goes...Tailer love to go and does everyday with me...sometimes he is in the car for hours...windows down, just hanging out.

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I wonder.......
My husband has Epilepsy and he is taking Lamictol (lamotrigine)

Do they have any trials with dogs being placed on it?

It's a wonder drug in our case, once a day, cause it's a time release, not a seizure since he started it, and no blood levels need to be drawn.

AND, other than occasionally being off balance, no side effects.
In fact, my husband is so controlled, we forget he has Epilepsy.

Maybe check in to it?

Hugs to you, and Rosie........
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