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    DefaultFlynn - something new for his seizures

    He's a "once every 30 days" boy. It is pretty remarkable. I went back through two years of calendars and there are the records. Oh, occasionally he'll get a 40-80 day hiatus but that has only happened about twice in six years.

    Ran titers in January and doc said I could actually increase his dosage if wanted to. After two back-to-back events since then, I did increase by 1/2 a tablet (grain) in the morning. This was on June 5. No change. Oh... his episodes are roughly 10 minutes in duration.

    He just had another (right on schedule, even to time of day) and I tried something new. I always do ocular compression, but today I added deep cranial massage. And massage to his neck muscles. I guess you'd have to be familiar with what the body does in the throws of *head twinkles* to fully understand this, but with the massage I could almost immediately feel his rigidity ease. The head quivering lessened considerably and NO FRONT LEG THRASHING!

    Was he just having a really, really mild event or did the deep massage aid in his experiencing a less frantic event? I'll never know.

    One other thing... because he does sometimes have seizures back-to-back, I know for a FACT that he is not post-ictal until I see that thick tail of his begin to thump on the floor. I love that moment! And I always breathe a huge sigh of relief.

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    Poor Flynn

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    Sounds like it's worthwhile to continue the massages, Nance, and the observing.

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    Poor Flynn. I am sure the loving touch of your massage would help. After reading a book on massge when Kassy was sick and now Erns I am sure it helps their aches and pain or other experiences.

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    The massage probably does help if nothing else your touch would help calm him. Bless his heart. Kiss that sweet boy for me.


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    Oh Flynnie, you poor boy. Nance, I agree, continue the cranial massages and see if they continue to help.
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    Nance, My guess is the deep massage helps. Hugs to Flynn and His wonderful Mom for taking such good care and being so observant. Which actually should be you middle name Nance!!! You are always observant.

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    Nance, have you heard of the ice pack in the middle of their back? I'm going to try this with Zena next time; I've heard it really works.
    She had one tonight; 3rd in 5 weeks and they are getting longer in duration...so we are talking about meds now...

    smooches to Flynnie from us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoezoe View Post
    Nance, have you heard of the ice pack in the middle of their back? I'm going to try this with Zena next time; I've heard it really works.
    She had one tonight; 3rd in 5 weeks and they are getting longer in duration...so we are talking about meds now...

    smooches to Flynnie from us.
    Sandy - no, I have not read about this. I have read that too cold a treatment is not good. However, I have often grabbed tea towels and run them under the cold water tap (how cold is tap water - not very) and placed them on Flynn's shoulders, ears, underbelly, inside his legs. I do that if his episode is more strenuous and long lasting than usual. But ice packs? I'll have to think carefully on that.

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    i will look for the link for you tomorrow...well later saturday. beddies now.

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