Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Frisky Fun






Well, this toy looks like it needs some TLC - that would be Terrific Lightning Care.



Nom, nom, nom.




Mmmmmmmm.



Uh, hello, Mom.  No I wasn't biting his leg, I was just giving him a bath like our kitty pals do.




Nom, nom, nom.




Sheesh - can't I at least be sure his ears are clean???




Who goes there - I spy a snooter out yonder window?





It's just me, Ciara - what are YOU doing to MY toy???




You aren't going to snitch on me, are you, Mom?


Now for a little update on Miss Ciara.


I just can't "bare" to look at my leg!!!




Do they think I am a poodle?

I woke the whole house up at 3:40 this morning - I had another of those evil events.  Now today I am very restless, pacing, panting, whining, AND I am STARVED.  Mom talked to the nice vet assistant - she has to report any abnormal activity.  It is too early for the new medicine to be doing this to me, probably just stress-related.  Mom thinks I will be bumped from the study because she learned today that I am only allowed to have two seizures once I start taking the pills. The one I had on the way back from my MRI doesn't count because I hadn't had any pills yet.  So I can have one more but a third will mean the end of my time in the study.  We aren't too optimistic at this point that I am going to make it until June.  So very soon I could be going on that phenobarbitol stuff or some other similar medication.  Yuck!




BUT despite all my weird behavior today, I am more than ready to accept a treat right now, Mom.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning


44 comments:

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are gonna Cross our paws and HOPE REALLY hard that you don't have any more visits from the evil one. We didn't know that if you had more than 2 visits you would be BUMPED.. THAT seems kind of Strick.
WE think that they need to give the medicine/placebo a CHANCE to get in there and do the work..
Paws CROSSED and Pawsitive thoughts coming your way Ciara.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Sugar would LOVE that toy. You guys are just having so much FUN. Oh poor Ciara. Sending you Golden Healing Thoughts. Golden LOVE from Sugar.

Brian said...

I sure hope that evil monster quits bugging you. Hopefully the Five Sibes Mum can give you some good advice.

scotsmad said...

Treats are always good. Ciara we are so sad that you're still being beaten up by the seizure monster....we hope you can get it under control soon. Before Lightning dismembers YOUR toy.

XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

Ruby said...

Nice job 'cleaning' that toy Lightning!!! hehehe It looks like one of those Tuff-Toy ones...no problem I say! Though, I don't thinks your Sis would like it if you dead it...
Ciara, gurl, those Monsters just HAVE to go away!! They sound like they are NO funs at all! I'll keep my paws crossed that you have no more nasty seizures!!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Two French Bulldogs said...

Your toy looks for happy for all those nibbles
Lily & Edward

Sagira said...

haha...he was playing with your toy. :)

Oh, Ciara, we are sending LOTS and LOTS of good thoughts your way and hope no more of those evil things visit you. :(

The Army of Four said...

Maybe the new drug just needs more time and then you won't have any more seizures! We're praying for you!
Better to let Lightning play with your toy than a certain someone I could mention. ;) That looks VERY fun - and I hope you got that treat!!!
Cammie!

Sue said...

This must be so stressful for all of you. Fortunately we've only had to deal with one seizure. I hope I never experience another.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

hmmmm that doesn't seem right to get bumped after two seizures as it could be more a dosage adjustment issue rather then it not working - but I guess it is a catch 22 - if she on the placebo they can't leave to keep having seizures.

Jo's World said...

What, do these study people stay up all night figuring out new rules? Maybe now that you have a diagnosis your own vet could tell you how it should be treated.

Lets hope so, and hugs all around, especially Ciara and oh, Phantom and Lightning while we are at it.

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

BeadedTail said...

Lightning, it's nice of you to clean that toy all up! Ciara, we're sorry you had another episode and sure hope something helps you soon! You have skinny legs under all that fur but you're still beautiful!

Swami Zoe said...

I send lots of wuvwuvwuv and woowoooowooooos to you Ciara! Ku http://haikubyku.com

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so sorry you had another seizure. We has our paws crossed you don't have anymore.

KB Bear said...

All paws are crossed here for you here, Ciara. I hope you got that treat and that the seizure monster stays away.

Stewey said...

You did a great job giving your toy a bath,Lightning ;)
I've got my paws crossed for you,
sweet Ciara.
Stewey

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you Ciara for giving us an update. Thank you for trusting us to sit beside you and help your through any scary times.
We want you to feel good- that is what we want,, and for you to be happy!
love
tweedles

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Lightning, we just bet you give lots of toys TLC! Heh-heh.

We is so sad to hear that Ciara had a seizure. Those things are awful. Hang in there.
XOXO

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Ciara, I hope you can feel the White Dog Army walking beside you giving you strength and hope and the energy to fight this monster. Stress and metabolic changes sometimes give the monster an advantage but it can be controlled...you MUST believe it! Yesterday, we agreed to participate in our town's Epilepsy Walk in honor of you and Gibson and our Quinn and all the epi-dog Warriors. This will be the first time dogs will be allowed to participate...the human group was amazed to learn dogs get epilepsy and we can all work together sharing our knowledge to beat this. So on March 29th, we Walk for you.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Sending lots of pawhugs and prayers to you, pretty girl! You're gonna be just fine! (Just tell Mom to feed you!) :)

Chef Sasha said...

Lightning I will never tell on you. Ciara, I am crossing paws like always and Mommy prays for all of you, including "her" Phantom.

Loveys Sasha

Little Reufus said...

Whee miss Yeu WOOS so much!!!

I love the toy!!! And Miss Ciara, I am sending up my hopes...

I love yeu all SO much, but for some reason, our schedules miss each other...

lubbs yeu so much, Little Reufus

Jeanne Pursell said...

We heard about the seizure monster over on the White Dog Blog and we are all praying that the meds kick in and Ciara feels much better! Lightning sure looks to be enjoying the toy! Hugs to you all!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Purring even harder for you guys. Please be well.

Mitch and Molly said...

We are crossing our paws for you, Ciara, and sending lots and lots of positive vibes for you ♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Molly The Wally said...

LOL Lightning oh yea a kitty bath??? We believe you!!!
Poor you Clara we send more healing vibes and POTP to you. Take it easy and if you do go on those meds we sure hope they help. Paws and fingers crossed over here.
Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Sam said...

Keeping fingers crossed she can stay in the study!

Monty and Harlow

easyweimaraner said...

that toy screams for a Terrific Lightning Care, I can hear it. Ciara I cross all my 4 paws for you, hope you can stay in the study and the best would be the evil seizures would run away.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Aww jeez! You just can't seem to get anywhere with this huh?
I am sorry to hear you had a bad night you gorgeous pup!
That is really going to suck if you get booted from the study.
I sure hope things start looking up for you soon!
Sending warm fluffy husky hugz your way again!!!

Marg said...

I totally agree with Frankie Furter.It would be nice to give the medicine time to work but they know what they are doing more than us.Anyway, Ciara, we are all crossing our paws and the donkeys are crossing their hooves so you will get better. Have a good week end.

Mrs. JP said...

Whatever medicine works, she will get used to and live a happy life because you are her mom!
By the way, I love the way you've done their pictures in that "frame" effect. Does that program cost $$?

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We are purring and woofing and crossing all our paws the evil event doesn't happen again.

Hey Lightning, that toy looks like lots of fun. Maybe you could play with it together with Ciara? Then you could all have some treats! With Phantom as well, of course.

Elyse and Riley said...

I totally feel for you--seeing your dog having seizures is terrible. Chloe only had a few, but it tore me up inside to watch. We have paws crossed that Ciara will do well on this medicine and that she won't have more seizures and she'll be able to stay in the study!

Lightning, that looks like a good, sturdy toy for you! Riley has some similar toys that have lasted a pretty good amount of time (although, I bought her a knock-off brand one once and it didn't last as long as the "Tuffy" and Kong toys like that). Anyway, hopefully that toy will survive Lightning's jaws! :)

Sketching with Dogs said...

We are pretty sure Ciara's toy enjoyed his bath Lightening.
We are crossing all our paws you are over the worst Ciara, that is a rad new bracelet :)
Dip and Elliot x

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Ciara.... I'm so very sorry!!! I hope that seizure monster runs the other way!!!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Woos. Hey Lightning, how come your stuffie didn't get destuffed? Mum says she's never seen anything like it hehe. Ciara, we have paws crossed here sweetie pie that the evil seizure monster gets knocked on the head with your medication. Hugs to all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

scottiemom.com said...

Paws crossed for you, Ciara! You can do it!! Much love, The Scottie Mom.

sprinkles said...

My boys would LOVE that toy! Lots of parts to chew.

My boys have their paws crossed for Ciara.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We're crossing all our paws for you, Ciara.

Looks like a great toy, Lightning.

Woofs,
Tommy

Dory and the Mama said...

Our paws are crossed and prayers being continued for you Ciara!!

Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
PeeEss...you may want to keep Lightning away from your toy.

sagechronicles said...

Ooooh, Ciara. I sure hope your evil monster stays away. I know Lightning is taking such good care of your toy. Just keep making sure he only 'cleans' it.

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

I'm praying that you don't have any more seizures Ciara xxx

Fred said...

Those treats will help you hang in there!

What Remains Now said...

Ciara...you do have a poodle leg. I think it is pretty. Paws crossed that you don't have any more seizures. Sending hugs and healing wishes.