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Yeeeaaahh! I am so glad that you are all safe. (including you GG )
I was worried that the atmospheric pressure change would have been a trigger as it is for some dogs but thankfully not in your case Phew!

I hated the thought of putting Tia on the meds but now they are our life saver and I am so grateful for it.
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Piper had her first dose of KBr this evening. 4ml. Are the side effects of thirst and urination only while they get used to the drug, or is it a long term effect? She is always hungry anyway, so I am not concerned about that.

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Piper has been on KBr for almost 3 weeks and had a very mild seizure yesterday. Oh how I wish it wasn't true. I know KBr can take months to reach therapeutic levels, but was a little disheartened. Well, the countdown begins again.

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Piper has been on KBr for almost 3 weeks and had a very mild seizure yesterday. Oh how I wish it wasn't true. I know KBr can take months to reach therapeutic levels, but was a little disheartened. Well, the countdown begins again.
It is so hard to deal with the side effects of meds and still see them have seizures. Remember, though, that most vets consider seizures to be "under control" if they have only one in a given month. A very mild seizure after only three weeks on KBr is really pretty terrific!

Hang in there and please let us hear from you now and again. We care.
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I'm sorry to hear your news, but do take on board what Lucy says. I'm glad it was a very mild seizure. Try to put it behind you - Piper will have done!

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Piper has been on KBr for almost 3 weeks and had a very mild seizure yesterday. Oh how I wish it wasn't true. I know KBr can take months to reach therapeutic levels, but was a little disheartened. Well, the countdown begins again.
How is Piper doing now? Sorry for replying late, I've been without internet. The main trouble with KBr is it takes at least THREE MONTHS to reach therapeutic levels, any seizures between start of treatment and then are not to be unexpected. I know it is disheartening but in the case of KBr treatment you have to be a little patient and take comfort in that it was only a mild one. I hope she hasn't had any more since.
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Sorry I haven't provided an update on Piper in so long. She is doing very well, hasn't had a seizure since 11/19. Strangely, she is actually acting like a puppy. She is initiating play with the other two and running around like a puppy with a toy in her mouth. I have seen this behavior gradually increase over the past 2-3 weeks. She used to just lay around a lot, so maybe she wasn't feeling well previously and I just didn't know it. She is always hungry, and actually barks at me when I eat anything near her, so I have to watch her all the time. Besides the increased hunger, I couldn't be happier with her progress so far and hope it continues. When she goes to sleep at night, she goes down hard and I can't hardly wake her for last call unless I mention food (treats). Then she is up in a flash. lol

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Really pleased to hear your positive news. Long may it last!
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Well, Piper has not had a seizure since Nov 18, until last night. Woke me up at 2:45. Small focal seizure, thought at first she was just head butting me and wanted to be petted. Then realized her head was bobbing back and forth and she was having a seizure. Watching closely now, but so far she has not had another. Bummed, I thought she was well controlled, until she had this break through seizure.

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