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Bear's at Tufts Vet hospital :-(
« on: May 13, 2008, 09:20:07 am »
Bear's been at Tufts Vet Hospital since 5am Sunday. We came home Saturday afternoon to find him seizing, with signs of more seizures all over the house. Over the next 10 hours I gave him all the liquid valium we had (about 22cc-s) and he kept breaking through. He seized again when we arrived at Tufts. They started an IV and gave him valium 'til the seizures stopped.

He had an MRI yesterday - no tumors! - and I'll bring him home tonight. He's been weaned off the valium and loaded with potassium bromide. Hopefully the KBr and pheno will maintain the threshold without making him too dopey. This is his second cluster in under four weeks - whatever is causing the seizures is getting worse. The next few weeks will inform us about decision-making and what's best for our boy.

Prayers for my sweet Bear, please.  :'(
:) Jennifer
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RIP sweet Bear (9/02-8/08)

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Re: Bear's at Tufts Vet hospital :-(
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 09:39:34 am »
The herd sends LOTS of xoxoxoxo for Bear<3 

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Re: Bear's at Tufts Vet hospital :-(
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 09:51:47 am »
Hi,

Ahh this stinks. Hope Bear and you all get through this soon. Winslow and my thoughts are with you all!!
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Re: Bear's at Tufts Vet hospital :-(
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 10:18:43 am »
Sorry to hear this. Definitely sending good thoughts your and Bear's way!
Jennifer

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Re: Bear's at Tufts Vet hospital :-(
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 10:36:58 am »
I so sorry Bear is going thru this - how awful it must be for all of you.  I hope they figure out and straighten out whatever the cause is.

Thoughts and prayers to Bear and your family.

Please keep us informed

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Re: Bear's at Tufts Vet hospital :-(
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 03:28:23 pm »
paw's crossed and healing vibes coming bear's way.
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Re: Bear's at Tufts Vet hospital :-(
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008, 06:24:43 pm »
I know how scarey this must be for you and for Bear. Lots of pawsitive, healing thoughts are coming your way. Hugs too, for all of you.
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Re: Bear's at Tufts Vet hospital :-(
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008, 06:30:49 pm »
Bear your in our prayers! Freya - Milo - Bryce
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Re: Bear's at Tufts Vet hospital :-(
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2008, 09:44:44 pm »
Crap!!  Hopefully the KBr and pheno will work well for you.  Have they considered any other reasons to the seizures?  A co-worker of mine had an Irish Setter who started having clusters almost non-stop and it turned out to be a tumor on her pancreas or adrenal gland I can't remember which (she was an older dog too so they suspected it was something else).  Prayers to all of you.
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Re: Bear's at Tufts Vet hospital :-(
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2008, 10:03:55 pm »
Get well soon Bear!!

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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2008, 11:47:28 am »
Healing, loving thoughts headed your way.

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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2008, 12:59:08 pm »
Sending lots of good wishes your way ...
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Re: Bear's at Tufts Vet hospital :-(
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2008, 01:18:53 pm »
Sending lots of love and hugs your way...hope Bear is going to ok!  :)

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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2008, 01:29:05 pm »
Thanks for all the prayers and hugs. BPOs kind and always reliable support is a comfort.

Bear is home, pretty dopey right now, and we're scared to death of leaving him alone. We're hoping for the best, but only time will tell. I'll keep you posted.

In the meantime - does anyone know of a good low-salt treat? 
:) Jennifer
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RIP sweet Bear (9/02-8/08)

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Re: Bear's at Tufts Vet hospital :-(
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2008, 01:31:49 pm »
Hope things are going well with Bear at home!
Sending lots of positive thoughts.