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Old 09-21-2014, 10:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wolfgang had a cluster on Thurs/Fri and was at the ER Friday night... He's been seizure free since and we picked him up last night.

Since he's been home he's pacing, peed and pooped in the house... Has slept about 45 minutes in the last 12 hours.

He understands sit & down but just got yelled at for being in the garden and looked at my husband like he had no idea what he was talking about.

Waiting for the ER doc to call back.

Anyone have experience with this?
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Is he on phenobarbital?
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2 pheno - 2x a day plus 500mg of keppra (sp) 3x a day.

He's been on the PB since June with no major issues. Breakthrough in aug we bumped up to 1 1/2 - and this time bumped to 2.
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Those behaviours could well be him adjusting to the new dose. They should abate then disappear in a couple of weeks or so.

I don't think you need to panic - but talk to your vet about it if you are concerned.
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pacing can also be pre seizure behavior
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Yea, but his MO is when he's sleeping. This is usually what he's like after the seizure. ER vet did tell us to watch him but that this was pretty typical after the last couple days he's had. He did sleep for an hour and a half this afternoon!

He seems to be more aware of stuff, not just aimlessly walking. He will chase his ball but won't bring it back. We just went for a walk and he was fabulous... I'm definitely seeing improvement. Fingers and paws crossed this continues.
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He paced most of last night but he's actually lying down to sleep for the 3rd time since 4am (and hour at 4, 45 minutes at 8:15 and we'll see how long now)..

Its like having a puppy all over again.
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Sounds like he is getting better. Good to hear.
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could have been having petit mal seizures, they would be barely noticeable if you didn't know what to look for. the drugs are just starting to reach theraputic levels which is why he seems better.
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I had thought that petit mal were the staring, "fly biting" types of behavior (which he may have done as a puppy because I kind of remember an episode or two like that but thought nothing of it at the time)? Pacing too?

I definitely think the drugs are reaching therapeutic levels - the little man has really calmed down alot. And has been sleeping alot, which is to be expected since he probably paced 69 or the last 72 hours
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