So sorry to hear about Charlie troubles, and hope he continues to enjoy his golden yrs! It was nice to find this site with so much support from fellow golden lovers! I have been searching the web again all day and mostly finding just medical mumbo jumbo i already know.
My 11 yo healthy active male had his 2nd seizure yesterday. No apparent reason, lasted less than 2 min, and full recovery in 15min. He had his first almost a year ago, and all testing came up negative. I was able to record it on my iphone and send it to my vet. We are waiting on blood test results now, but probably won't do other testing unless something comes back obvious and maybe not even then. We will wait and see what test say and if he has anymore but at his age it's going to be about quality of life, comfort and enjoying whatever time there is. Doesn't mean it isn't soooooooo hard on me!! He know's "mom" is worried about something since he's getting to sleep on the bed now!
Best of luck to you, and thanks everyone for the support, reading thru the threads has helped me a lot.
I offer you a sad welcome to the world of canine seizures. The good news is that our beloved fur people can survive for years in spite of seizures. The bad news is that is that there is only so much we can do to help them.
Pheno is helping Charlie, who is now up to 2 tablets twice a day. Our vet has agreed that if he has another seizure, it will be time to consider potassium bromide, which has the advantage of being a bit less "brittle" - it stays in the system longer, so timing is not quite so critical. But cost is certainly a factor.
When we take him to the vet again, we will have his thyroid tested yet again. There is evidence that thyroid disease causes seizures and I'm not convinced yet that we should rule that out for Charlie.
Worry is a familiar companion, though I try to be accepting of the situation. We simply cannot be with our boy all the time. And he has fallen from the sofa with the start of a seizure, even with me less than 6 feet away.
I wish you best of luck with your own sweet senior.