Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year, Same as the Old Year?

We hope not. We're hoping that this cluster is at an end and we can start the new year without the torment.

08:00 Dad came charging downstairs to find me frothing and trashing in my bed. Same start to the day as before.

14:30 We went to the woods again as dad's car is finally back on the road. We called in for some spare parts along the way then went out into the woods for some fresh air and fun. I'd been off chasing around the trees and generally having fun when about 20 minutes in I was stood by dad and started blinking and chomping.

I fell over and started fitting and throwing pine needles and leaves everywhere. Dad kept an eye on me and eventually when I came round we had a 20 minute walk back to the car with me puffing and panting. In that time I was back to normal.

19:45 Just when we all thought it was over for the day. I was sleeping in my bed when another full seizure struck.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Regular Reveille

Seems like this is the week for seizures all right. Been getting them once a day so far and in the early morning to wake everyone up.

05:45 (Yesterday) Same old process. Wake dad up, need to go out and then after a bit of mooching around go back to bed.

Onion Bhaji's07:25 (Today) Time to get up everyone! Dad took me downstairs and gave me some water, but I wasn't interested.

When I finally went back up to bed I woke dad again with retching and he got to me to put a bucket under my head before it went everywhere. That might have something to do with mum leaving the Indian buffet out when she went to bed. I knocked something over whilst helping myself to some onion bhaji's and vegetable pakora's, so dad came down to see what it was. I managed to get into the kitchen so he didn't see me, phew, just in time!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Two Breakfasts, Yummy!

Dog Food08:15 Got visited again this morning. As ever dad's off work so the seizures just drop by in time. I woke mum and dad up again and dad came down to let me out and gave me my breakfast. Which was a bit of a result because later on mum came down and gave me my breakfast. Woohoo! Two breakfasts in one day. Always an upside to everything!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Yule Tide Surprise

09:00 Well it's been long in the coming but today I woke mum and dad at 9am with a full seizure. I was asleep in the bedroom when dad heard me chomping and thought nothing of it, until mum noticed I was going into a full seizure.

It's been 3 months and 19 days since the last one - which is quite a record. Let's hope it's at least that long before another.

Even though it's been so long since the last one, the after affects were minor. No real disorientation or blindness. I managed to follow dad downstairs and outside without falling over of banging into things.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Just Mad About Snow

Mum and dad took me out for a walk in the snow yesterday. It was great fun. We went all along the road to the shops and then went around to the park where dad filmed me eating snow. I just can't get enough of it.

I like snow so much that when dad took me out today, he decided to clean the cars off first. I just stood and watched and this is how I ended up! Dad just stood laughing at me and had to take this goofy picture.

Yesterday was quite an anniversary for me. 3 months since my last seizure. That's something we're all very happy about.

Dad called the vets to arrange a repeat prescription for the medication. With money being tight at the minute I know we weren't looking forward to the having to make a chargeable visit to see the vet, then having to pay for a blood test and then having to pay for the prescription. Well I think we caught them on a good day. They didn't demand we had an appointment or blood test, yay! They just charged us for the prescription and off we went.

It's still not great as the prescription charge is £18.75, but it's much cheaper than buying the drugs from the vet. In total the drugs come to around £250 per quarter if we buy them online with the vets prescription. The vet will waive the prescription charge if we buy the drugs from them, but they are exactly double the price! We pay 7p and 14p for the 30mg and 60mg Epiphen respectively. The vet wants 14p and 28p for the same tablets. So to save £1,000 per year I must spend £80 on prescriptions. That seems like a deal to me!

Friday, December 10, 2010


I really don't like dad much today. I know over the past week or so I've had a bit of a problem with smelly breath, but that's no excuse to torture me!

For the past week or so mum and dad have been concerned about my breath. They say it smells bad. They also say that where I've been licking myself it's making me smell too. Dad's pretty sure it's not my mouth that smells. My teeth are in good order, nice and clean, nothing growing on them.

So the source of the smell is a mystery.

Show us your teethIt seems even when breathing from my nose dad can smell it and he's had his head almost in my mouth like a lion tamer to see if it's my mouth. We'll have a word with the vet about it on Monday and see what it could be.

Having had a browse around it appears that "Chlorhexidine Gluconate" is safe for dogs and is used in a number of antiseptic treatments for pets. It's most commonly used in human Antiseptic Mouthwash. So dad brought some home today. He also bought a spray pump to deliver it in.

Now the nasty part. Dad called me over and had me sit. Then opened my mouth like he does to give me my tablets, but then sprayed a load of this nasty, horrible liquid into my mouth. I really, really don't like it. I shook my head and tried to get rid of the taste off my tongue, but it was going nowhere. It's horrible!

I know dad's going to persevere with this for a few days to see if it clears up my little problem, but I'm not looking forward to it at all.