Friday, August 15, 2014

Final Friday Fun for the Two C's

First, a followup on what we are going to do about me, Ciara,  and my seizure meds.  The neurologist does not believe we have a strong enough history for how frequent my seizures will be.  I had several during December and January, a couple at the very beginning of the seizure med study, and then nothing until this week.  That long stretch was interspersed with some time on meds (maybe real maybe placebo), real meds, and no meds.  His preference is that I continue off all seizure meds for a while longer to see if the seizures really are going to be frequent enough to demand medication.  He believes I am too young to go on the meds because of the many side effects and the likelihood of having to increase the meds with time.  On the other hand, he said I CAN go back on the Keppra now, but it may not be necessary.  Mom got the impression that having me on Keppra is more of a calming for the Mom and Dad than a necessity for me at this point.  So it looks like at least for the immediate future, I won't have to take those big pink pills.

Now I have a new problem.  You see this sweet little girl and I have a very special friendship.  I think she is by BHFF (Best Human Friend Forever).  

She loves to sit on my Phantom's bed (even sleep on it) and talk to me.

But this is her last day with us for a while because school starts on Monday. 

I sure am going to miss her.

Hope you enjoy our fun photoshoot!

She likes to copy me all the time.

And it is fun to cross her human paw with mine. 

Isn't she just the cutest???   

Copy cat, copy cat!!!

She is so nice to me that I let her share my hidey spot too. 

She has such a pretty smile!!!

I sure am going to miss my sweet "C".

Mom, let me out - I might have to have Lightning stand in as my pal.  AND exactly when does school get out again?

Woos - Ciara and "C"


Miley's Daily Scoop said...

Awe, so sweet! We have one more week with our humans sisters, then they start school. We know how you feel!

Anna the GSD said...

I hope those nasty seizures stay away!! And you BHFF is very cute and I see why you're going to miss her! I guess that means she'll have all kinds of news to tell you when she sees you on weekends!!

Team Beaglebratz said...

Mom Kim here - I was wondering about that med regimen and the seizures. Maybe stopping the med, even tho it was gradual, is what brought on ths most recent seizure and maybe now, that Ciara's body has gotten over that initial reaction just maybe won't have any more - which would be great!
Many of the schools around here started up this week - a couple start next week. Poor Ciara - so much adjusting and now your BHFF is going back to school - just remember you will still see your sweet "C" - just not as often but from the looks of things - bet she will miss you too!
Mom Kim

Brian said...

We hope the wise Vet guides you through this easily sweet Ciara. Your BHFF is sure a cutie!

Sue said...

Don't worry, there are holiday vacations and maybe with luck you can play together in snow.

Dory and the Mama said...

We just love your sweet smiley Ciara...and we know that your BHFF C will stop over all the time to see you!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Idaho PugRanch said...

Great pics with your buddy
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Sorry your best friend has to go to school. We know you'll miss her.

BeadedTail said...

We hope you don't have any seizures for a really long time and preferably never again Ciara! Little "C" is a cutie and we bet she's going to miss you too when she has to go back to school. Hope she can come visit often!

KB Bear said...

What a sweet sweet post, with Ciara and her best friend. I hope that C can come over lots and lots during the school year, sweet Ciara.

I hope that the seizures stay away. A long time ago (mid-90's), we had a dog who had a number of grand mal seizures within a couple of months. Back then, the philosophy was that each seizure made having another one more likely so the vets felt very strongly that he needed to be medicated. Then, when he didn't have any grand mal seizures for a few years, we weaned him off the meds. He continued to have petit mal seizures (no more grand mals though) throughout his lifetime but they weren't a big deal... I'm guessing that the vet philosophy toward seizures has changed a lot based on your post.

In any case, I just want sweet Ciara to be seizure-free and as healthy as possible!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Woos. Aw your photos gave us our first smile of the weekend. Your little peep is so cute. Can't she hide somewhere with you Ciara?? Hope you've seen the last of the SM too. Take care all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Smile With Your Tail said...

Sorry to hear about those nasty S words!
Hope they stay away


CheerfulMonk said...

They're both beautiful and adorable!

I'm glad your vet is being conservative about giving medicines. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that C will do well enough without them.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE like this new Medical Plan. It gives you time to see what Will and Won't and Did and Didn't work fur YOU.

Awwwwwww Darn it... the starting of School is a Sad time... we are so sorry that your HU C is going to go away... fur some time. We can TELL from the FABULOUS pictures that you two are gonna MISS Each other..

MAYBE they will have Show and TEll times and some day YOU could Go and show her Classmates her bestest fur furend.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

you two are so cute together - we are sure she can come and visit you a lot :)

Ruby said...

I sure hopes the nasty Seizure monster doesn't come backs..evers!!! Butts, I do likes your BHFF 'C'!!! OMD, she is the cutest!!!! I loves her smile, and how she make YOU smile!!! I hopes you'll be able to see her LOTS when she has a break.
I thinks Lightning will be a pawsome stand in!!!
Ruby ♥

Chef Sasha said...

She sure is beautiful Ciara and I know you are gonna miss her. Those are great pictures. I hope she likes school. I hope you are doing ok Ciara, Mommy says prayers for all of you. We saw pictures on Berts blog of a younger Phantom and she thinks Thunder and it made Mommy so happy and she had leaky eyes a little cause she loves you guys and I do to.

Loveys Sasha

Wyatt said...

Sorry your girl has to go to class. But, kids and puppies need school.
Too bad there is not a school for kids and puppies to learn together.


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Quinn was able to avoid seizure meds for a long time...there is the argument that avoiding as long as possible keeps the dosing smaller and more effective when they do become necessary. Have you discussed the idea of gabapenten with you vet? That was Quinn's first seizure med before he moved up to Keppra which was nearly 18 months later.

The two C's are precious together. We hope that the holidays bring them back together for more fun.

Molly The Wally said...

We so which ever way it goes meds or no meds that a solution is found for Clara. We have our paws tightly crossed. As for sweet pretty little C we are sorry Clara that your BHFF is going back to school. Roll on the holidays again.
Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Mitch and Molly said...

We think it's wonderful that you have a BHFF, Ciara, and she sure is a pretty one!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Jeanne Pursell said...

Very sweet photos!! I bet she will miss her human friend!! It is hard when they go back to school. Enjoy the weekend!! xo

The Army of Four said...

Oh, are you two ever CUTE as can be together!!! She looks like the very best BHFF a girl could ask for. I'm sorry school is starting - but before you know it, she'll be on Thanksgiving Break! Hang in there, Ciara!

easyweimaraner said...

Maybe you can have phonecalls with your BHFF? or try it with the telepathy-thingy, I'm sure it works on BHFF's. It's great to have such a cute friend! said...

Woo have the sweetest human pal ever! And she does copy cat or is that copy dog??!!

Madi and Mom said...

Ciara....and sweet "C" have twin million dollar smiles!!
I love how "C" poses exactly like you and most of all I love the cross paws.
I am purring the nasty seizures will be done with furever.
Hugs madi your bfff

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Aww she is such a sweet little girl!!! I love the photos! My little girl likes to copy as well!
Oh Ciara....I feel for you sweetie. I am glad you don't have to take the big pink pills for now anyways!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Awwww. We love those pictures of you and C, Ciara. You make such a cute pair!

We're purring for you to remain seizure free so you can stay off the meds for as long as possible (forever would be best!).

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Maybe she can come over in the afternoon after school gets out? Then you can help her with her homework!


Millie and Walter said...

That human puppy is very cute. Too bad she has to go off to school. We will keep our paws crossed the Ciara stays seizure free.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Ciara, I'm sure your C loves you and misses you while she's in school!!