Sunday, June 12, 2016

Serene (?) Sunday


We are doing our "serenity" selfies/ussies from inside today as it is very HOT out there.



Lightning can't wait for his treat and I, Ciara, am so happy to be getting something to EAT!




Do I look a little topsy turvy here?  That would be a good summary of how I am feeling.  With today being Day #4 of my transition to phenobarbital, Mom says I am showing more signs of being confused and disoriented, stumbling a bit more, sleeping very deeply, and being VERY hungry - all to be expected, but nothing too terrible yet.





Here I am looking a bit more upright:)   Certainly quite capable of enjoying that treat in your hand, Mom.





Hey, Ciara, don't let Mom forget about me, Lightning, too.




For some reason, my brother L. is always right there at my back.




Here's a happy shot for you - Mom says I must be feeling a bit "high"with my big smile.  Naw - just wanting to thank all of you for all your support at this time.

Woos - Ciara (and Lightning)

Note from Mom:  I am very pleased with how things are going so far with Ciara.  I had really expected her to be so much more "out of it" and disoriented than she is.  She is a bit more of all that today so maybe the worst is yet to come as the days go on before it all levels out.  Anyone out there have any experience with how these 10-14 days typically go?

22 comments:

Robin Whiskers said...

Bow wow, it's hot here too!

Your pal,
Christmas

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

We agree. Stay inside with the air conditioning. We are glad you are not have any bad reactions Ciara.

Marg said...

We have not had any experience with that with a dog. I did have a pony that had seizures but didn't notice any effects but it might be different with a pony. So hang in there Ciara and Mom, hopefully this is all going to work. Lightning, you are so cute hoping for a treat and taking care of Ciara too. Stay cool.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love your pictures today, and am glad it's going pretty well. As you know I've blazed this trail with this medication, but cannot remember too much of how the transition went. I'm guessing it wasn't too bad because nothing about it is sticking out in my mind -- Lets hope it's not because I was "loopy" too! But we'll keep sending lots of positive vibes for Ciara!

The Army of Four said...

We're SO HAPPY things are going well so far!
It's terribly hot out there! We've been leaving extra-early on our walks. Of course, this morning, "someone" did zoomies and "chase me/catch me if you can" for 23 minutes (Mom timed her) before she came over to get her harness on, so we didn't leave quite as early as planned. We were happy to trot through a neighbor's sprinkler on the way home! Mom had to do her garden chores in the heat, but hey, as long as we got home and into the AC, that's what counts ... right?
Cammie!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Paws are still crossed here...... We are so hoping that bad as it is, that's as far as it'll go! Being hungry is NO GOOD!

Molly and Mackie said...

Our paws remain crossed that all goes well for you, Ciara! You are such a wonderful brother, Lightning♥

Madi and Mom said...

Good evening my sweet Woos! Ciara I have had my purrs together and am thrilled you are holding your own w the new meds.
Golly girlfriend today was the hottest day at the BAR. Real temp 95... Not sure what the heat index was.
Good thing it was ashore day. I hope you and lightning got a treat. I tell you there were to d of treats being given at the BAR TO ALL THE PUPS,
hugs Madi mom aka HiC

KB Bear said...

I am glad to see Ciara so bright-eyed and with Lightning by her side!! I hope our severe weather isn't headed your way.

Years ago, we put our Lab on phenobarb, and he had NO obvious side effects. Zero. My friend's dog who recently did the Keppra-Phenobarb transition gradually seemed more out of it (it seemed as if he was at the hardest part on days 7-14), and then was perfectly normal on day 15. The suddenness of his recovery was amazing.

I think that the degree of the side effects varies among dogs but that the 14 day duration is pretty predictable.

We are thinking of Ciara.

Brian said...

We think you look terrific Ciara and you two are wise to stay inside!

Dory and the Mama said...

What wonderful ussies you two!! We have our paws crossed that all goes well and the side effects are few as you transition, Ciara!!

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

we sure hope you continue to improve with your new meds

Idaho PugRanch said...

Ciara - you look happy! we hope all continues to be ok and the transition goes well. Paws crossed!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ...... so far so good BUT I'm not uncrossing anything just yet. POTP still heading your way from downunder.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Here I am to check on you Ciara! I am keeping my paws crossed for you,,,, You know that.
love
tweedles

Ann Adamus said...

Hang in there, sweetie ... we are so, so hoping "this is it!", just what you need to make you 100%. Sending love 'n' a hug.

Mark Muller said...

Ciara my paws are crossed, that the 10-14 days bring no bad things to you... and I'm glad your bro is on your side and he will chase all bad monsters away with a loud woooooo

The Florida Furkids said...

We're hoping the transition goes well and that Ciara doesn't experience too many side effects.

The Florida Furkids

Oz theTerrier said...

You both look beautiful, even if you are a little topsy-turvy. I sure hope your transition to the new medicine goes as smoothly as possible. We have never had a dog on that so we cannot be much help with any insight. BUT, we sure will keep all our paws crossed for you!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Hoping this adjustment goes well!

Priscilla Phang said...

It's lovely to see your beautiful smile, Ciara! It's always hot here!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello ciara its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am happy to heer yoo ar dooing wel on the noo medikayshun!!! i am sending lots of tail wags that it kontinyooz!!! ok bye