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    I'm just beside myself. Nanc I don't know how you do it. Simba had two seizures within 12 hrs.! She hadn't had one in a very long time, knock on wood, but then last nite and this morning. They don't last long, seems longer, but they scare the hell outta me! Makes me wonder how many I may miss being at work. I hate to start her on any meds, but at what point do I really start to consider that?

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    Just wanted you to know that I am so sorry to hear this! Simba is in my prayers!
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    I can't imagine how scary that must be. Good thoughts for Simba and you.

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    Oh no good thoughts for Simba.

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    Oh ICK! Twelve hours apart would have me a nervous wreck, too. Flynn has only done something like that once... two severe (yet not grand mal) events about 10 minutes apart. I was afraid he was going to have a series (cluster), but he did not.

    The rule of thumb is this: If seizures (single events) occur more frequently than 30 days apart it is time to begin or increase medication. If I were you I'd be having a conversation with my vet TODAY. I wouldn't wait for another multi-event. Vet can put Simba on a very low dose of pheno. As a reassuring note about the meds, Flynn has been on 2 grains of pheno for six years with absolutely NO ill effects on his liver. His liver functions tested perfectly normal in January.

    Take hope! Just call your vet today! Okay?

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    I will call vet today. Why does Flynn still have his seizures if still on pheno? Isn't it to prevent them?

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    Oh Kim, I'm so sorry to hear this. Poor Simb.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunders Mom View Post
    I will call vet today. Why does Flynn still have his seizures if still on pheno? Isn't it to prevent them?
    Kim, nothing "cures" epileptic seizures. You can only control (somewhat) their severity and frequency. Flynn has gone as long as 4 MONTHS between episodes, but I think those long spans were flukes. Some dogs may have a seizure once a year, some perhaps as infrequently as one ever few years. If Flynn were not on pheno, who knows? Would he seize himself to death? Literally? Because in the last year he seems to have established a pattern of roughly every 30 days I am actually considering increasing his pheno dose by 1 grain a day. THIS BASED UPON MY VET'S RECOMMENDATION.

    Remember, it is just a disorder that can be controlled, like humans with high blood pressure or diabetes. You live with it but you don't let it rule your life. You take your meds and get on with living.

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    I talked to the vet. She wants us to start tracking and recording to see if they are any patterns and frequency. We had a good conversation about pheno, and I am at this point comfortable if she has to start on low doses. Thanks Nanc!

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    Sounds like you're doing all the right things. Good thoughts for you and Simba.

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