Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday with the Woos



A much better day today!

One of those magical Keppra tablets and Mom's work at keeping Ciara awake seem to have stopped the cluster of seizures.  We are happy to report that there haven't been any more since yesterday afternoon. Although the vet expected a few more before the meds really kicked in, he said that Ciara has historically shown a great response to Keppra.  So it looks like Keppra is IT for now.  She did still manage to disrupt the night three times last night, whining and crying and a bit anxious, but at least no seizing.  She gets Keppra three times a day.  So far, she seems to zone out for about an hour after each dosing, but Mom thinks this will get better after her system adjusts to the change.



Ciara:  I don't know what all the fuss is about - I am feeling pretty good today.




Phantom:  Me too, I got my vet visit in this morning and my Adequan fix.  The nice vet lady told Mom to keep an eye on my toe.  She needs to keep dabbing it with neosporin so I don't get an infection in it when I am outside.  It is growing, just like the one on my ear.  If you can bigify the pic, you might be able to see it on the lower right side of my ear to your right behind the furs - it is tucked down inside a bit so it doesn't look as big and ugly as it reall is.  It bugs me sometimes but so far I am leaving it alone.  The one on my toe is more of a concern because I can't wear boots or socks or a bandage.  It needs to be in the air and not rubbing on anything.  Of course, I do try to rub my tongue and teeth on it, but I keep getting the NO NO order and then that nasty bitter orange cream.  Who knew orange could taste so horrid!!!  Overall, I say I am doing OK.  Did you know that in one week I am going to be celebrating 16 years here in my wonderful home?  I am a quiet kind of guy so no big party planned but I am hoping for some steak or turkey, some ice cream, and a whole bunch of fresh made turkey jerky!!!  Hope you heard that, Mom.




Lightning:  Party time????  Wait for me!!!  I don't have seizures, I don't have any lumps or bumps, I don't have a birthday coming up, but I want to have some fun too!!!



And maybe some of that turkey jerky too:)



One last thing - thanks to all for all of your support!!!  

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning and, above all, Mom


46 comments:

stellaroselong said...

We are so glad everyone is having a much better day...lightening sometimes not having Anything is a true blessing.
stella rose

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Have you thought of trying a thunder shirt on Ciara - it might help keep her calm?

Sue said...

Ciara, we're all so glad that you're feeling better. Don't worry, Morgan has nightmares too and screams in her sleep. Keeps Mom on her toes.

Morgan's birthday is Friday and we're having a big party. Wish you all could join us.

Molly TheWally said...

Sweet babes we are thinking of you all. Glad Clara is Ok for now and onwards and upwards...paws crossed. Well Phantom .... you just make us smile old boy. Ancient Pip is sending you sweet kisses from above.
Best wishes Molly

Madi and Mom said...

Lightning it is your job to entertain Ciara and Phantom while they recuperate. I know one thing you all have in common!!! Gorgeous handsome prettiness
Hugs madi your bfff

Brian said...

We are so, so happy to see some good news! We love you all!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WHEW.... this is GOOD NEWS for BOTH of you. WHEW we are certainly relieved about it. Let's stay PAWSITIVE so thingys will continue to be GOOD.

CheerfulMonk said...

I'm so glad the news is better. :)

Susie and Sidebite said...

Whew, so glad to hear good news........Ciara, come on down here with us, we can run them seizures right outta you, this place is a nut house, Dad the real Mad Scots has lost it!

Now Phantom, about that pawty, we are gonna be there so get yourself in shape for it, you ain't old!

The Mad Scots
Pees" that worthless wednesday pic was Monday, the cold hit that night, high today 28, come run around here and keep us warm.

Julie said...

That is good news Ciara, I'm so glad you are feeling much betters.
Now Phantom, behave or there'll be no icey cream at the party ! No, don't think you can get a way with a crafty chew by mesmerising me with those beautiful eyes, you've got to behave !
And lightening, make sure you're first in the queue for the turkey
Loves and licks kisses to all of you
Princess Leah xxx

Dory and the Mama said...

We are so very happy efurryone is feeling better today!!

Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Marg said...

Oh we are so glad Ciara, that you at least haven't had any seizures lately. That must be so scary. Now if we could just get you less anxious. Guess you would just chew up a nice stuffed animal friend. Or at least Lightning would chew it up. We understand being anxious. Our Ande gets very anxious.

Mitch and Molly said...

Yay for good news! We can't wait to pawty with you, Phantom!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Mr. Pip said...

All good news!! Are they warts that Phantom has on his toe and ears? Pip had a terrible time with warts the last few years. And 16 years!! That's amazing!!!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We'll hang on the good news! Great Ciara, hope that medicine does the trick for you.

And Phantom, we think 16 deserves a huge celebration with the grandpeeps and everything....except fireworks. But we know you'd probably enjoy a more low KEY, TurKEY sort of party.

We'll be back on your big day!

KB Bear said...

I've been thinking of you, and I'm so happy to read that Ciara hasn't had more seizures since yesterday. That is sooooo good!

And, we will all be celebrating Phantom's 16th Birthday with you. It sure is a "Sweet" 16!

Dachshund Nola said...

So, so happy today is a better day!
DM

haikubyku.com said...

Turkey jerky?!?!? That will make any pup feel better! Wooooooowoooooooooooo, KuBear

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, So glad the new medicine is helping; we are keeping our fingers and paws crossed. It is so hard to have our furbabies ill.
Hope you are staying warm.
Wags, Noreen & Hunter

Millie and Walter said...

We are so glad to hear about Ciara and hope that she continues to feel better without any seizures. Phantom might not be up for a big party but we think maybe there should be a big celebration in Blogville for one of its most senior canine citizens and long time resident.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Don't FURget the cake with that turkey jerky! :)

Glad to hear you're feeling better today, Ciara! And Phantom...stop licking that toe!

Sagira said...

SO happy to hear that Ciara hasn't had anymore seizures. I sure hope that medication does the trick and no more EVER!

Phantom you look so great and we can't wait to celebrate your 16th birthday with you next week. PARTY!!!!!!

rottrover said...

Good job, sweet Ciara!!

-Bart

Idaho PugRanch said...

Yay we are happy that Ciara is doing better and we can't wait to celebrate #16 with Phantom!
hugs
Mr Bailey & Hazel

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Woos. Sorry we're late with your news. We'll keep paws crossed here for everybuddy who needs it. Ciara hope the meds work really well and Phantom mate, no licking bumps ok. It only gets you in trouble as well I (Rory) know. Hugs to all. We're thinking of you all the way from Oz. No worries, and slobbery love, Rory and Stella

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank goodness things are better for Ciara,,, and ok for Phantom too.
One day at a time,,, right?
love
tweedles

Ruby said...

Oh, that is the bestest news!!! YEA!!!
I will still keep my paws crossed that they get even better and that you can sleep through the night. Phantom, paws crossed for you pal! Boy, I bet those lumps can be a pain in the arse fursure! How about a margarita pal?! That should help! BOL
Kisses,
Ruby ♥
pees: Lightning, I am SO there for your Burthday celebration!!!! OMD, thinks of all the troubles we can gets into!!! BOL...what?

Cupcake said...

Ciara, I'm so glad you are feeling better, that's great news!

Phantom, you are such a distinguished looking gentleman.

Lightning, your Mom would never leave you out of a party.

Cupcake

C.L.W.STEP said...

Are you getting brand name Keppra? It is available as a generic (levatiracetam) that would be a lot less expensive. Perhaps you could get it at your local pharmacy if the vet writes a prescription for it. We're glad your girlie is doing better.

easyweimaraner said...

I'm glad the meds chased the seizures away, Ciara. And I hope you can manage the toe-problem the best way. Many thanks for the tip with the towel as a "poop-helper", we managed the big business today that way.

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Wonderful news Ciara, paws crossed you have less and less problems and you soon feel comfy and not anxious. And Phantom, 16!!!! What an awesome age...you need to write about your life dear pal...bet you have had some great adventures.

Casey said...

Hopefully you've both got things worked out for a little while. Bring on the steak!!

Sage said...

Sounds like everything is working well for everyone! YAY

onespoiledcat said...

Oh so happy to hear the Keppra has kept dear Ciara from seizing.....she looks great....and sweet Phantom you cooperate with that antibiotic cream young man! Sixteen?? You are so lucky to be almost 16 my friend - that's a great age too - my Mom says 16 was one of her BEST years ever!!

Hugs, Sammy

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh, Ciara, you look wonderful! (Always beautiful, but you look very bright and alert!) Wonderful news about that seizure monster staying away. I have heard wonderful things about Keppra.

Phantom - what a special birthday! 16! How wonderful. We sure hope you toesie feels better. Okay, Mom, is there a puppy party in the works for the handsome Birthday boy?

Beautiful photos of all the furkids! Big Husky hugs to all (especially you Mom!) xo

FiveSibesMom said...

PS we are doing another #pawcircle of health and healing for Ciara over on our Facebook so all good positive thoughts continue to come her way! xo

Sketching with Dogs said...

So glad to hear things have been better. We know you will be fine soon Ciara.
Dip and Elliot x

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Ciara - you has to stop being a copy cat (copy dog?)! OK, I was not hasing seizures but close enuff and YOU IS NOT PAWMITTED, K? Glad to hear you is better. And Phantom with lumpy bumpies? Don't you all be falling apawt ofur there. I has been falling apawt enuff fur efurrybuddy :)

Jo's World said...

I am happy to hear Ciara is doing better and hope things get better and better for her.

Stella and I would like to come to Mr. Blue Eyes 16th birthday but the
snow is getting deeper and deeper, we don't know if we
can make it or not. We send all our love and good wishes, no matter what!

Jo and Stella

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Oh that is wonderful guys!!!! i am extremely happy for this update!!!! Thank you!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better Ciara, and Phantom we are very pleased you are holding your own. We are very sure you will get most of the things you want for your barkday. Lightning, we are sure you will not be left out.

Anna the GSD said...

Glad to hear everyone is doing well! Big hugs and slobbers!

The Army of Four said...

All things considered, this sounds like mighty good news. Especially the part about turkey jerky!!!! (I'm SURE your mom won't forget, Dakota!)
Cammie!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Whew! So happy she's better! She looks a little tired in her eyes! Hoping it's uneventful for a while there! And Happy Birthday to Phantom!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am verry glad to heer that yoo ar all feeling wel tooday!!! their has ben a bit too mutch of the other stuf in the blog wurld laytly so this is wunderful nooz!!! trixie and i wil kontinyoo to send tail wags for evrywun!!! ok bye

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Woos!
I'm so happy to hear that everything is going well, I think about you all the time, I will continue to send you power of the paw and prayers, but I'm glad that Ciara and Phantom are feeling good, Lighting is always a happy guy bless him, he really needs some steak or chicken too, I can't believe Phantom is looking so good for an almost 16 year old, that is a wonderful age, he may have some bumpies but he sure does look handsome, bright and happy in those photos! Thanks for the pupdate on everyone, All my love from your little woo and furiend too, Frank XxxxxxxxX