Ciara here today to give you an update on what has been happening with me.
After three days of seizures last Thursday through Saturday, I paid a visit yesterday to my favorite vet, Dr. B. He and Mom talked
Dr. B. thinks that stress has a lot to do with my seizures. We have tried many different things to try to reduce my stress (including all the great suggestions many of you have given Mom), but so far nothing seems to really work. Now Mom says I don't appear stressed most of the time, but Dr. B. says I do a good job of hiding it. Well, does that count for something good I am doing?
Dr. B. didn't have any really good answers for me. He did a urinalysis and fecal float test to be sure all was OK in that department. And everything was A-OK. But he had one thought for something he wanted to try, but he didn't want to mess with my meds until he could talk to my neurologist, Dr. C. Well those two great guys had a big confab on the phone, and now I have to add another medication to my cocktail of drugs - gabapentin. Gabapentin in low doses is often given to help with pain, but in larger doses it has been shown to help reduce the number of seizures and alleviate stress. If the seizures continue at this rate, then we will be adding potassium bromide. Pretty soon, there won't be any room in my bowl for my kibble.
So off Mom went to the pharmacy and I started this new med last night. Hopefully it will help a lot. But Mom is pretty sure I had another seizure this morning when I was outside. When I came inside, my furs had that telltale sign on my side (yellow and stinky) that the monster found me outside too.
It seems like I am always asking you to send me some POTP, and here I am to do that again.
Also, Mom, can I PLEASE have something to eat besides a dumb carrot?
Woos - Ciara