These are the chronicles of two Shetland Sheepdogs and their adventures in rally-o, obedience, flyball, agility, tracking and therapy dog work.
Also including information on raw feeding, canine epilepsy, positive training, and lots and lots of Sheltie hair!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Change in Plans

The Edmonton trip is off. Well, for me anyways.

Gio woke me up at 4:30 this morning having another seizure. A grand mal lasting about 3 minutes. It's just after 8am now and he hasn't settled down yet. Still pacing and restless, but at least now he is responding to my voice and recognizes his name. It took him about an hour and a half until he would lay down and sleep. He slept for about an hour and then woke up at about 7am. Since then he has just been pacing. He should settle for another sleep in a while again, then maybe I can catch a nap as well.

I'll have to bump up his medication again. His last seizure was about a month ago, and I increased his meds at that time. In the past, higher doses of KBr gave him digestive problems, so when I noticed some diarrhea after the recent increase I dropped the dose down a bit again. I'll put it back up now and cross my fingers for no digestive problems. I guess our next course of action will be going to Phenobarbital in addition to KBr. He is booked in for some bloodwork next Tuesday anyways, so I will discuss options with the vet at that time.


Cookie & Gray Dawntreader said...

Poor Gio. Hope that the medication works.

Josh and Jess said...

Oh no! So sorry to hear that. Hope you'll feel better soon, friend. Make sure you get plenty of rest!

Love Josh and Jess

Kim said...

Oh No Gio! I hope you and your mom got some rest today and that you get your meds balanced.

Samantha said...

I am sorry about Gio, i am just catching up with your blog. I hope he is feeling better today.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

So sorry to hear about Gio! Take care of him and yourself!

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