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Bodhi Blog - Blind Dogs - 2006 Archive
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  • December 21, 2006 - Bodhi experienced a seizure at 2:15pm. It happened immediately after waking up. His entire body was involved, all four limbs. It lasted somewhere between 30-60 seconds.
  • December 9, 2006 - Bodhi experienced a (possible) seizure at 9:40pm. I did no witness the seizure, but I heard the same sounds. By the time I reached him, he was laying still, but woke up and began to breath heavy similar to how he acts after other seizures.
  • November 13, 2006 - Bodhi experienced a seizure at 12:17am. This was his first observed seizure since April. It appeared to be one of his worst seizures. His entire body was shaking, all four legs.
  • August 26, 2006 - Bodhi spent the past 3 nights in boarding. He was previously boarded for 1 night on a trial basis and did fairly well. The longer boarding time seems to have been too much for him. He appeared to be frightened by the noises from the other dogs and he did not eat normally while in boarding. He also had symptoms of experiencing 1 or more seizures. His hind leg coordination was awkward after getting him home. Within an hour or so he was walking normally again. Later the same evening he began falling asleep while standing up, which is something he used to do before beginning his medications. He received his medications while being boarded, but it is possible that he did not consume all of the meds - which could have lead to seizures and falling asleep while standing.
  • June 29, 2006 - Bodhi celebrated his second birthday! Since he gets aggressive around food, he got an unusual birthday present - a pillow. He loves to play with pillows by shaking them vigorously and then ripping them apart - I am just glad he does not do that to furniture :)
  • May 26, 2006 - Bodhi has remained stable for the past several weeks. I have not witnessed a seizure since April 7, 2006. He does still have issues with becoming freightened, but no where near the levels before he began his medications.
  • May 8, 2006 - Bodhi has been selected as PetSmart.com's Smart Pet of the Day for May 10, 2006! You will be able to view his photo on PetSmart's site (http://www.petsmart.com) that day.
  • April 7, 2006 - Bodhi had a very minor seizure at 3:30pm after he woke up. His left eye and his left leg twitched and lasted about a minute. I had missed his medication in the morning, so it may have been due to him not receiving his medications.
  • March 3, 2006 - It has now been 24 days since Bodhi's last observed seizure. His daily mood seems to have improved over the last month, since being on seizure medicine. He is less anxious which usually led to him being agressive even without food. He also seems to be learning again, as if he were still an adolescent. He has rediscovered the couch and I am allowing him on there on a trial basis. Immediately after getting Bodhi, he would become aggressive when on the couch, so he was banished from any furniture over a year ago. Now he gets up on the couch and puts his paws and head on my lap while he sleeps.
  • February 22, 2006 - It has now been 15 days since Bodhi's last observed seizure. This is the longest he has gone without me witnessing a seizure. Hopefully this is a result of his new medication. If the side effects from the seizure medicine disappear after the initial two weeks, I am hopeful about his long term well being.
  • February 14, 2006 - Bodhi began his new medication in the evening - 64.8mg tablets of seizure medicine. He will be given one tablet every 12 hours and evaluated in a few months.
  • February 10, 2006 - Bodhi's brodmide levels came back and were low, but his doctor expected that since brodmide take 3-4 months to reach full theraputic levels.
  • February 9, 2006 - Bodhi, Elley (Bodhi's sister), and I drove to Colorado for a follow-up appointment at Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital in Englewood. At this time, his neurologist, Dr. Lane, does not see a need for a second MRI. Bodhi is doing very well considering his neurological condition. He was much more sociable than the first visit last November, showing lower anxiety. He will be trying a second medication to help reduce his seizures. He will have another follow-up in late spring or early summer.
  • February 7, 2006 - Bodhi experienced another seizure at 1:11pm just after waking up. The seizure lasted about 30 seconds. He was lying down and I noticed his face begin to twitch, then he rolled over on his side as the seizure took over his body.
  • February 6, 2006 - Bodhi experienced another seizure at 9:15am a couple minutes after eating. The seizure lasted about 30 seconds. It began with his back end having very small spasms. Then he became very still and I helped him as he began to fall over. Immediately after the seizure, his mood was very good which is something I have noticed. After almost every seizure his mood is very good and he wants to play.
  • January 27, 2006 - Bodhi experienced another seizure at 8:43am which lasted about a minute. This one began with his left leg for several seconds than quickly spread throughout his entire body. Bodhi had a second seizure at 7:07pm which lasted less than a minute.
  • January 26, 2006 - Bodhi experienced a seizure at 8:56am which lasted approximately less than a minute. He had a second seizure at 2:47pm which lasted about the same length.
  • January 19, 2006 - Bodhi experienced another seizure at 7:08am. The seizure began with his left eye twitching and quickly moved to the rest of his face and the upper part of his body then throughout his entire body until he fell over. The seizure was shorter than previous episodes, lasting only about 30 seconds. He appeared to be fully aware of everything throughout the seizure. He licked my hand as I comforted him during the seizure.
  • January 16, 2006 - Bodhi experienced another seizure upon waking up at 4:18pm which lasted less than a minute. This seizure was more severe than his previous seizure, however he recovered quickly.
  • January 6, 2006 - Bodhi experienced another seizure at 8:45am which lasted less than a minute. This seizure appeared less severe and mainly affected his legs. He was up and running around within a few seconds of recovering.
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