Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Change of plans


Today we were planning to tell you all about a fantastic treat that Chewy.com sent us to review.  BUT our plans had to change, and our hopes were dashed as poor Ciara has had three seizures since midnight.



Lightning is taking good care of her, and you can tell by the look on his face that he is not happy with that evil "S monster.

Mom had another conversation with Ciara's neurologist. She has gone 8 weeks seizure-free since we added the zonisamide to her Keppra.  Mom was worried for the past few days that she has been showing signs of building up to one again, and unfortunately Mom was right.  Dr. C. is hopeful that this is just a glitch and that she will go back to another long stretch of being free from the monster. He is ordering some valium for Ciara that Mom will give her after she has a seizure and continue to administer it per the instructions ongoing until she is 24 hours seizure-free.   We hope it works, but we sure aren't happy about having to add more medication.  Please keep Ciara in your thoughts as Mom is pretty sure she is going to have another one before the day is done.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

40 comments:

abookaddict said...

Sending many warm fuzzy thoughts and prayers your way, Ciara. Linda, Pepper, and Dublin

Brian said...

Oh no, we sure hate to hear that sweet Ciara. We're sure sending a ton more purrs and prayers to you sweet girl.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh Ciara dog gone it we were also thinking they mean old S's were history. We hope and purr you don't have any more today. You are the bravest Woo and such a sweet friend.
Lightning you my friend are the best Woo brudder too.
Sending lots of hugs madi your bfff and mom

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

So sorry to hear. Praying for Ciara

Huskies622 said...

Oh, Ciara, we hope you feel better soon. Paws crossed.

Kiki and Nala

Melon said...

You poor things. It must be hard watching and waiting.

Dory and the Mama said...

We are sending warm snuggles and lots of healing POTP for Ciara and soothing POTP for you.
Hugs,
Beth, Dory and the Boyz

Millie and Walter said...

We are keeping our paws crossed that Miss Ciara doesn't have another episode any time soon.

KB Bear said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry. The valium is really good idea for stopping the clusters. I really hope it helps and that this is just a glitch. Sending lots of love to all of you.

Cinnamon said...

Oh not again this must be so worrisome for you all.
I just pray this new medication will help prevent
further S monsters from coming out.
It's very hard to watch our babies hurting.
We will light a candle for you tonight with prayers
for a restful night.
xo Cinnamon

Ziggy Stardust said...

Mommy is praying and I have paws crossed. I am sending POTP and lots and lots of love. I hate that monster, he needs to stay away from you!!!!


Ziggy Out!!

Team Beaglebratz said...

Dear Miss Ciara - we Beaglebratz also haf our pawz crossed an'sendin'POTP your way. You an'Lightning just lay there side by side an'all of Blogville will help u tue ward off that awful s monstah.
Lord Shiloh'n Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor

Idaho PugRanch said...

WE are sending calming vibes to you Ciara. please be just a glitch and NO more nasty monster.
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ... that's no good .... no good at all. Dear, sweet, Ciara ..... Mum and I are thinking of you and sending love to you all. Mum knows all about those S things. Our Lu used to have them too. Look after her Lightning.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am keeping Ciara in my thoughts and prayers too. We hate to see the evil "s" come back.
I am sending love and prayers and magic healing bubbles!
love
tweedles

Milton and Mr. Stubbs said...

So sorry to hear that the Monster is back. We have our paws crossed for Ciarra.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Oh no! Sending lots of good mojo and healing purrs to Ciara.
XOXO

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Sending our strongest White Dog healing energies and sending seizure-free thoughts. The s monster is scary and awful for everybody in the family. We know and understand. We hope the new med combo works for Ciara.

24 Paws of Love said...


POWER OF THE 24 PAWS. hope Ciara is better soon.

Cathy Armato said...

I do hope it's just a glitch and that Ciara can keep the monster away!
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

Mitch and Molly said...

Oh no :-( We are sending lots of AireZen and positive thoughts for you, Ciara♥

Marg said...

Well darn it all. We had such high hopes for you Ciara as we are sure your Mom did too. Just hope the valium will work. We sure send tons of purrs and lots of hee haws. Tell that monstor to go away.

Julie said...

Oh nose, dearest Ciara I is sending you lots and lots of luffs and hugs sweetie.
Lightning, you are a pawsome bruffer looking after your sweet sis.
I haf all my paws crossed there will be no more 'S's
Loves and healing licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

The Daily Pip said...

Oh gosh, poor Ciara. I hope this is just a glitch and she has a nice long stretch going forward. Sending lots of love and support.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Poor baby...We all have our paws crossed that the new medication procedure will work and put her back on the right track...

Mark Muller said...

my paws are crossed and I send you potp... and I will bark like crazy to chase that monster away... hope it will run over all hills and it never finds the way back...

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

poor Ciara - she had 8 wonderful weeks free of the S monster and we sure hope she can settle down again and go for more week without them

Oz theTerrier said...

Oh, poor Ciara. I am so sorry the S Monster came back. Paws crossed that the vet is right and this is only a glitch. Keeping her in our thoughts.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

DARN IT CIARA... we had SO hoped that the new meds would BANISH the S.M. fur EVER... We certainly DO have our paws crossed fur you and are sending you POTP.

Sarge said...

Oh, no, Ciara! I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm joining all of Blogville to send you more healing vibes and POTP. Lots of hugs and love to all of you.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commish

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

Oh Sweet Ciara, we are so sorry that the Monster has returned and we hope with all our hearts that it is in fact a glitch.

Woofs, Purrs, Neighs and Hugs,
Everyone at Poupounette Central

Wyatt said...

Sending love and hugs your way.
♥♥
Wyatt and Tegan

Sketching with Dogs said...

We are so sorry to read this Ciara. We are sending big hugs and hoping you will feel much better soon.
Dip and Elliot x

Cupcake said...

Oh no, poor Ciara. Poor Lightning. I know this is upsetting for everyone. We are saying our prayers for Ciara and sending good thoughts her way.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Oh, that makes us so sad, too. We had hoped the monster would be gone for a long time. We'll keep our paws crossed it's just a glitch and are sending POTP to Ciara.

FiveSibesMom said...

Praying for Ciara. I'm so sorry she another visit from that evil seizure monster. I hope things will smooth out and she will be seizure free. I remember all-too-well how scary it is watching a seizure come on...thinking of you and sending big hugs. xo

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are behind on our blogging and are just now seeing this. We will be sending healing purrs to Ciara and lots of positive light. Poor baby, she sure is having a rough time, we were glad to see in the post above this that she was seizure free last night.

Hugs and lots of love.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

UGH! Poor sweet pup. I am so so sorry you were visited by the darn monster again. Sending all my love your way.
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

The Army of Four said...

We're trying to get caught up reading - and this is NOT what we wanted to hear! Saying prayers for you, Ciara!
Cammie! <3

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay we ar verry sorry to heer that the seezhur monster visitted ciara three times that is not kool seezhur monster!!! wen we ar dun with el niño saya and i are coming for yoo nekst!!! ok bye