Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday with the Woos


We are HOME!!!


Actually we have been home since Monday afternoon, but Mom says she is very much off schedule with being away for the long weekend and all.  She and Dad had a great time in Keller, Texas, visiting our human brother, sister-in-law, and Mr. J., the one grandson who doesn't live here in Kansas.  They were able to see Mr. J. play in a big basketball tournament, visited the George Bush library on the SMU campus in Dallas, and spent way too much time eating good food in some nice restaurants.  

Meanwhile, we were camped out at the spa, playing in a very fun playroom, spending time outside in a big yard, and getting lots of attention from the kennel's attendants.  They told Mom that Ciara did just fine, but Mom thinks they may have missed signs of some overnight seizures.  Since we came home, she has had a number of seizures.  Between the stress of boarding and a couple of days at home with some bad weather, it was just too much for her.


The neurologist agreed this morning that the time has come to add another medication. She will be staying on the Keppra for a few months and also taking Zonisamide.  The new medication may not kick in for about a week, so it could be touch and go here for a few more days.  We sure hope this new approach will work better for her.   We really need her life to become more normal.




And I need my playmate back.  I worry about Ciara when I see her seizing, but I just sit and wait quietly for it to stop.  Mom and I both agree that we could all use some sleep:) 





At least when Mom brings out the cookies, we both feel quite perky and happy.  We are sorry we haven't been around to comment much since last week.  We did try to keep up on the reading and will try to get back to a more regular routine soon.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

34 comments:

Marg said...

Glad the Mom and Dad are home and that they had a good time. So sorry to hear that Ciara is having more seizures. Sure hope the new medicine helps her. Ciara, we send lots of purrs and the donkeys are revving up some strong Hee Haws.

Brian said...

Hooray for the homecoming! We sure hope that the new meds help you sweet Ciara, we worry about you too.

The Army of Four said...

We hope and pray adding the other med in will help! We're glad everyone is back HOME!!!
Cammie!

Madi and Mom said...

Ciara and Lightning we are glad the peeps had a fun time in TX.
Ciara sweetie between the storms and a different environment is was not the best situation for you. Purrs the new meds work and being home will be the bestes too
5 windows in today and 5 tomorrow.
Mom and I have been sequestered in my blog office.....no kennel today mainly because he was working up here and going to and fro past the kennel mom knew that would freak me out. She even served my supper up here!!!
There have been 87 million photos today...which we will be airing next week...
and she even sat on the floor with me and petted me lots. We furries don't like our routine messed with
Hugs madi your bfff

Mitch and Molly said...

We are glad that you and Lightning and your peeps are all back home together, Ciara, and we are crossing our paws that this new med will work for you!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Amber DaWeenie said...

Ciara, I'm so sorry the evil S-Monster won't leave you alone. Hope your new meds work good for you and things can get back to normal.

Milo and Jet said...

Glad to hear your humans are home :) Where sending some POTP to Ciara and hope the new medicine works well. Milo & Jet

KB Bear said...

I'm really glad your parents are home but your seizures make me sad, Ciara. I hope this new med helps. I'm so glad that Lightning has grown up to be such a good brother to you. I will be thinking of you.

No worries about visiting. I've been having a hard time commenting due to my neck so I completely understand.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Well, we'll continue to cross our paws and fingers. It makes us sad to read about the Seizure Monster.

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Oh noes, poor Ciara. Mebbe she can come stay at my B&B the next time and I keeps her calm and happy. It do be my specialty.

The Daily Pip said...

I am glad you are all home safe and sound. It sounds like your parents had a fun time in Texas! I sure hope the new meds help Ciara! Ruby has seizures, too, but fortunately not very often.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Sweet Ciara, we sure hope the new medicine will help keep the monster at bay.
you are so beautiful and we want you to be well. Bless you Lightning for being such a good brother.
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Pee es
Hazel is feeling better - the prednisone seems to really help her.
She had her first dose of the gabapentin tonight.

Dory and the Mama said...

Oh Ciara, we are sending bunches of POTP the new meds start working asap!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My dearest Ciara
I am so sorry the "s " monster has been coming and scaring you..
Oh how we wish we had some magic to sprinkle on you- to make you all better.
And we hope the new medicine from the doctor will really make a difference for you.. Its no fun to feel yucky,, and your brother does not understand what is going on,,, But he wants to be with you!

Your family loves you so much,, just as your blogville family does,,
Oh magic bubbles,, please help Ciara.

Dear mom. no worrys about visiting blogs,, take care of what needs to be taken care of
love
tweedles

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We are so sorry to hear that Ciara has had a rough go of it. Every time it storms your way, we think of her. Our woofie has to have a pretty rigorous schedule to control his seizures. We could never board him. Are you a facebook user? Our Mommy just joined a group that is called Dogs With Seizures (or something like that). Tons of info in this group!
Sending lots of good thoughts and comfort your way.
XOXO

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Pee Ess - it's called: Dogs With Epilepsy

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are very glad to hear that mom and dad had a good time on their trip, but we are so sorry to hear about Ciara. That has to be very difficult on everybody. We are sending POTP and hoping that the new meds will work really soon. Hugs to you all. xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Julie said...

Dearest Ciara I is sending you lots and lots of luffs and hugs, in fact I finks its treason to hurts a friend of a Princess so I is sending Mr Seizure to the Tower...of wiv his head I say!
Take care
Loves and healing licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Mark Muller said...

It's so sad that this darned monster will not go away from you. I'm glad you are at home where your mom and your bro can help you immediately when this monster tries to jump on yoi. I hope so much that the new meds will help you soon to ban this bad monster beast...

Cupcake said...

I'm so glad Mom and Dad had such a fun trip!
Ciara, I'm so sorry about the monster. I hope so bad that the new medication will make everything right. Lightning, you are such a wonderful brother!

C.L.W.STEP said...

When ghostwriter and Dad owned their pharmacy, they used to dispense these same drugs for folks who lived in group homes and had multiple disabilities including seizures with good relief. They remember when there was only dilantin, tegretol and phenobarb for seizures. Science has come a long way! Hope it works for you, Ciara!

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Welcome home!!! I am glad to hear you had a great time! And so so sorry about sweet Ciara! Poor thing, my fingers are crossed the new meds will help. Praying always xx
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

sprinkles said...

My heart breaks for poor Ciara. I've seen two people have seizures and it can be scary. I would imagine it would be even more so to see a dog going through that. I always keep Ciara in my nightly prayers and I do hope the added medication will help her.

Sketching with Dogs said...

Glad your mum and dad had such a good time on their trip.
Ooo, that spa sounds very snazzy. We are so sorry to hear Ciara has had more seizures. Hope the new medication helps prevent them.
Dip and Elliot x

Sue said...

Oh no, Ciara. We do hope the new meds will chase the monsters away for good.

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

We're glad you're all together again but really sorry that Ciara has continued to have a hard time. We are crossing every paw and hoof in the house that the new medicine combo will do the trick for her.

Woofs,
Tommy

Huskies622 said...

The spa sounds nice, but nuthin' is better than being home with your family! Hope the new meds help!

Kiki and Nala

onespoiledcat said...

I know you two are happy to have Mom and Dad WOO home again but I'm sad to hear about Ciara's "monster" returning to bother her again. We'll be praying the additional med works - I know ALL of you including her would like there to be an end to those seizures. Sending her a special hug..................

Love, Sammy

NanaNor's said...

I sure hope that the new med kicks in quickly and that you all get some sleep soon. Praying for Ciara.
Wags and love,
Noreen and Hunter

Ziggy Stardust said...

I am glad everybody is home safe and sound. I will keep paws crossed for Ciara and Mommy prays for her. I hope the new medicine keeps the monster away.

Ziggy Out!!

Melon said...

I am so sorry to hear of Ciara's troubles, but glad she has such loving family (parents and sibling!) to care for her. I am glad there's another medicine that can be added which might give poor Ciara some relief!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so sorry Ciara isn't feeling well healing purrs and paws for her.

The Florida Furkids said...

We hope the new medication makes the Monster go away and STAY away.

The Florida Furkids

Casey said...

I know I've told you we live near where your pawrents were visiting, but did you know my Momma went to Keller High School? :) We're sorry to hear that the mean ol' monster is visiting Ciera again. We hope the medicine works very fast!!