Buckwheat, our Boston terrorist is prone to seizures and has been on a pheno regiment for several years. We have a stronger sedative that we use for special, exciting circumstances (New Years, 4th of July, house full of grands, etc..). He still has occasional seizures, but much less severe. We have gotten pretty good at recognising when they may be coming on, at which time we pick him up, snuggle him and calm him down. It works well for us.
I feel for you and your pup. Best of luck and warmest wishes.
Comment by Chuck from Tacoma — December 1, 2012 @ 2:15 pm
Hugs and prayers from my family, and Fancypants von Fluffybutt volunteers to share her squeaky kitty toy should they ever meet.
Comment by apotheosis — December 1, 2012 @ 2:29 pm
Oh honey… hugs for you, JR and pups!
Hang in there and know that we are pulling for you all!
Stretch the wunder weenie sends his bets too.
Comment by Melissa In Texas — December 1, 2012 @ 2:31 pm
It is heartbreaking to see your beloved dog go thru any kind of life changing episodes. Thoughts and prayers are will you and your family.
Also what HogW & DougM said so well.
My best intentions for Rummy’s recovery.
I’m stunned at the sudden serious problems
with 3 PM’ette’s doggies. Will include all in
my prayers. Thanks for sharing with us.
Was thinking of you and him off and on all day– so busy with Christmas stuff no time for checking in here—- I’m sad for you— but– I found out long ago we have to live in — Like Rush calls it–Realville– I learned that when our daughter was diagnosed with melanoma— so you listen to what all the specialist have to say and you give it what you’ve got and let life take it’s course. Love him as much as you can while you can.
Comment by geezerette — December 1, 2012 @ 6:16 pm
Sondra, sorry to hear about your pooch’s problems. My ol’ pup, Izzi, experienced the same seizure problems your Rumsfeld seems to be experiencing now. It’s not an easy thing to contend with, and does make one feel rather helpless when your dog suffers a seizure at your feet. My best to you and Rumsfeld.
Bless your heart!
We were told back in May that our Gus had 4-6 months to live – prostate tumor. He’s now living on borrowed time, and makes me continue to laugh lots, each and every day. When questioned about ‘letting him suffer’ – I was able to say without any doubt ‘he will tell me when it’s time.’
And next time you see a girl wearing sunglasses in the pouring rain remember that maybe she’s had a loooooong month of stress and spent the last 24 hours or so crying and fretting her heart out and getting no sleep…
But I’ll bet she’s the same beautiful girl… inside and outside.
My wife and I had a husky shepherd mix that developed epilepsy about 8 years on, Survived on a phenobarbital regimen for 3 years. By then we had gotten a Shepherd/Collie who used to alert us when th first dog was about to “seize.”