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08 July 2009 @ 11:44 pm
Hello again. So violet had another seizure...and of course i'm a debbie downer and have to write in here. I hate writing these b/c I'm sure they're annoying, I just feel so helpless and sick to my stomach. Of course her vet is closed on Thursdays, so I'll be calling first thing Friday to move up her annual exam. I'm praying she doesn't have another one tonight, but I'm assuming she'll have to be put on epilepsy meds now....I just hate this. I know no one wants this, but I'm just so emotional over my baby and I hate this sick feeling I always get. I was optimistic that it might be a once a year thing, but now I'm afraid it'll be more often, but I just don't get it. I just wish I knew what was really going on ::sigh:: I'm afraid the phenobarbital will just hurt her liver and what if they don't get the dosage she needs right the first time??

I'm sorry I always post this in here, I just feel that this is the only place that i can be understood...

I am feeling: sadsad
noisywallflowernoisywallflower on July 9th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear all of this! :(
I'm still sort of grieving the loss of my puppy before I had my Boston, so I can empathize a bit. We're all dog lovers and I'm sure you have all of us praying for Violet. Do what you can for her even if that's just being by her side to the end. I'll pray very hard for her well-being.
C.a.t.h.i.e_simplyinlove on July 9th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
thank you. i am sorry to hear about your loss and my thoughts are with you. i do feel that she has many years left, i just hate them including seizures and medication....i just feel cursed b/c my last dog had a tumor in his nose that made it hard for him to breathe and my mom's dog has cushions disease and it's just rough. thank you for your thoughts and prayers. they'll helpful and appreciated.
Genevieve: hog smiling made by <lj user=" title="Genevieve: hog smiling made by " />alwaysgenevieve on July 9th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
oh no :(

let us know what the vet says. Poor Violet
The Girl in the Self Imposed Boxelisabat on July 9th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Please do not feel bad for posting here. I for one do not mind these posts in the least. It may be a good thing to put her on phenobarbitol. At least her seizures will be under control. Just make sure to keep up with her bloodwork while on phenobarb.
C.a.t.h.i.e_simplyinlove on July 9th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks :-)
It really helps to have everyone here be supportive and encouraging when my baby is going through a rough patch. That's why this community is honestly the best. I'm hoping the vet will be able to squeeze us in tomorrow morning (our original date is 7/22 but I don't think I can wait that long!). I'm starting to accept it more and not think that what is going on is completely horrible. Thank you for your comment :-)
Icarii Enchantress: Fire Lillyicarienchantres on July 9th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I've seen you previous posts or not but my pup was put on phenobarbital at 3 years old, he started having seizures that lasted 3-4 hours. We have them under control now and he is a happy pup still. Trying to get the dosage right for your pup will take a while but you will eventually find it and it becomes your dogs favourite time of day when they get a bit of peanut butter or cheese ;)
Just know you're not the only one.
Trishtranslucentpink on July 9th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Wow, phenobarbitol really? I didn't know you could use that for dogs. Guess so! A bunch of the people at my job (I work in a group home for people with cerebral palsy) use phenobarbitol for their seizures.

To the OP: I'm very sorry to hear about this. I hope that everything works out and that Violet will come through on top.
C.a.t.h.i.e: Buisiness Outfit_simplyinlove on July 9th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to know that he is a still a happy pup. :-) I never think I'll get used to them, but I'm actually feeling a lot better about it all and accepting she might just have to go on medication and she'll be perfectly fine. I just think about the people I've known that have had seizures and have died b/c it's been something more serious, so I need to remember that this is not a death sentence for her. Thank you for commenting, I read it earlier today on my blackberry and it actually really helped me. I really appreciate it :-)