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Topic: OT: Colombia Huila & Emma's Seizure, Was: Incredible Cup! (6 msgs / 143 lines)
1) From: Lynne Biziewski
Thanks so much, Michael. She's doing better, now that the initial phase is
over. I actually think she has a thyroid problem, but have to wait til I can
afford the testing & vet visit. She gets insanely hungry & very disoriented
after a seizure, so she tried to climb into the refrigerator, onto the
counters (after anything that resembled food), and she did manage to get a
few laps of my Colombia Huila this morn! (It was pretty hot, too, but my
poor baby didn't even notice.)
It's early evening now, she's calm, & I'm wiped out, so what am I going to
do? Make myself a cup, of course! (really don't need the caffeine, but at
this point I don't care).
Lynne
(watching my three canine babies...)
On 3/22/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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2) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
I am glad she is doing better.  I know how important pets can be.  Glad 
to see that she was doing well enough, after the seizure, to still 
appreciate good coffee.  ;)
Michael
On Mar 22, 2007, at 5:58 PM, Lynne Biziewski wrote:
Thanks so much, Michael. She's doing better, now that the initial phase 
is over. I actually think she has a thyroid problem, but have to wait 
til I can afford the testing & vet visit. She gets insanely hungry & 
very disoriented after a seizure, so she tried to climb into the 
refrigerator, onto the counters (after anything that resembled food), 
and she did manage to get a few laps of my Colombia Huila this morn! 
(It was pretty hot, too, but my poor baby didn't even notice.)
It's early evening now, she's calm, & I'm wiped out, so what am I going 
to do? Make myself a cup, of course! (really don't need the caffeine, 
but at this point I don't care).
Lynne
  (watching my three canine babies...)
On 3/22/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  
wrote:Lynne,
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3) From: Phil Clevenger
No fun, having a sick furkid...good luck with her, Lynne...
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4) From: Lynne Biziewski
Thanks everyone. She had another one this morn. I don't have her on any meds
- when we took her to Angel Memorial, they prescribed some that would have
given her liver damage. There is no way I'm going to allow my baby to go
thru that, if I can avoid it. Besides, in no way can I afford the follow-up
necessary blood tests to monitor her liver.
There is actually a vet in CA who does research w/the connection between
canine seizures & thyroid. Need to find a local vet who will draw the blood
so I can send it to her (Dr. Jean Dodds). Also, our pets are over vaccinated
- and often (because there is no regulation) there is mercury in the shots,
which, some believe, can cause seizures in our pets. Same w/the crap they
put in dog food (sorry - re: the recent horrible pet food disaster - I home
cook my dogs food, thank goodness!)
Sorry for going so very off topic. I'm exhausted and working off more
caffeine than I usually have, this morning, not to mention being very
stressed, too.
Lynne

5) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Lynne,
Keeping you and your baby in my thoughts.  Hopefully, this new Vet will 
help her.
Michael
On Mar 23, 2007, at 7:45 AM, Lynne Biziewski wrote:
Thanks everyone. She had another one this morn. I don't have her on any 
meds - when we took her to Angel Memorial, they prescribed some that 
would have given her liver damage. There is no way I'm going to allow 
my baby to go thru that, if I can avoid it. Besides, in no way can I 
afford the follow-up necessary blood tests to monitor her liver.
There is actually a vet in CA who does research w/the connection 
between canine seizures & thyroid. Need to find a local vet who will 
draw the blood so I can send it to her (Dr. Jean Dodds). Also, our pets 
are over vaccinated - and often (because there is no regulation) there 
is mercury in the shots, which, some believe, can cause seizures in our 
pets. Same w/the crap they put in dog food (sorry - re: the recent 
horrible pet food disaster - I home cook my dogs food, thank goodness!)
Sorry for going so very off topic. I'm exhausted and working off more 
caffeine than I usually have, this morning, not to mention being very 
stressed, too.
Lynne
L. Michael Fraley, MD

6) From: Barbara Greenspon
Jumping in late in the game:
If you can a way to monitor your baby occasionally, seizures don't  
have to be terrible.  Our Golden had her first one at age two, none  
for a few months, then speeding up to one a day, over many months.   
She was put on phenobarbital after many tests and she lived to 12,  
never having one more seizure.  She was monitored just at her yearly  
visits.  Now, since she was a golden, she did have a few other  
disasters, all involved with eating inappropriate things, like berber  
carpet.  She was supposed to die then, but very expensive surgery  
that left her with little intestine gave her 9 more years, but not  
before she then ate leaves and twigs which got stuck in the tiny bit  
of remaining intestine, and that surgery was supposed to kill her,  
too.  But she got 8 more years after that.
So never give up, if you can help it.  Kari, the Golden, showed us  
how to keep fighting!
Best to you, and I'll continue to send healthy healing wishes.
Barbara
On Mar 23, 2007, at 10:18 AM, L. Michael Fraley, MD wrote:
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