Monday, January 9, 2012

Lady Godiva UPDATE and some good news!

Our little peanut made it through the night! She actually woke me up making her usual squeeky sound excited voice because she had to make the good peepee! She is still wobbly and her physical actions make it apparent that she is still having difficulty with motor skills. But Coco Bean is staying close to her and keeps a very close eye on her. When peanut loses balance Coco Bean is right there to clean her face And either nudges peanut with her nose or paws at peanut. She also stays with peanut until peanut gets on her feet and follows coco bean back to the bedroom.
I just talked to the vet. he said definitely doggy epilepsy and her neurological problems have gotten worse. he is prescribing phenobarbital to be taken daily as well as liquid Valium for me to inject her with in the event that she has another episode while on phenobarbital.
More than likely her wobbly ways will not get better, but were hoping that on the new medication, they will not get any worse.
I will keep you all updated this evening when i give her her first dosage of Phenobarbital. i will also do a follow up post of all the wonderful advice i have been given and how i have made it a part of Godiva's life going forward like the wonderful idea of a doggy seizure bag!
thank you all for your prayers, thoughts, advice and sending me Power of the Paw. you all have proven that yet again, our healing vibes can and do save our babies lives. And for that, i cannot thank you enough. We are not out of the woods yet but were almost there. please continue to keep our little peanut in your thoughts and prayers.


Hugs, Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

The Mommy

10 comments:

Ellen said...

So glad for a diagnosis! Keeping the paw prayers going!!!!

Nola said...

So glad you've found out what's wrong and that she's pulling through. We love you Godiva!
Dachshund Nola

Patrice and Higgins said...

Yay! That is such good news! We will continue to pray that she does well on the medication!

Carol said...

This is good news. Hopefully you find the right amounts of medicine to help her, quickly.
Isn't Coco Bean sweet, she just knows what is needed of her.
We are praying for her.

The silvers and more

Shea, Lola and Tucker said...

So glad she is doing better, and it can be treated. Tucker has been on Phenobarbital twice a day for almost three years now and does great on it. His seizures are well controlled and the few he has had are very mild. He went from having 5-6 a week to maybe having one every 8-12 months. For the first week or so the medication made him sleepy but he soon got over that and now you can't even tell he is on it. He has gained a little weight on the medicine, not much, and it's side effect of the Phenobarbital. Small price to pay for him to be seizure free.

Minna Krebs said...

Hello theres, my name is Minna Krebs, and I read about you over at Uji's blog.

I'm am soooooo sorry to hear about sweet Lady Godiva's issues. She is such a cutie....we hate to hear she is having such problems. Sending healing hugs your way...
Your new furrend,
Minna Krebs

Ronnii, Uji & Izzy ( & Momma Tea ) said...

Wee is soo happisome dat Peanut is feelin a likkle better, mee has da seizures too n mi Moomi has a seizure bags by our bed wivs all da fings wee may needs. Mi bruvva Uji looks outs fur mee wen da seizure monster visits, dere is lots ovs us dat has seizures wee all has a no seizure monster badge on our bloggies so pleese come visit n pinch da badge froms our side bar. Wee is aways here ifs yoo needs us all. Gentle huggles fur Sweet Lady Godiva & fur Coco fur bein such a careful n carin sibling & fur Truffle who is a likkle confused by its al.
Lovs
Izzy
xxxx

Stewey said...

That is good news! I'm continuing to keep my paws crossed.

Stewey

Tessa the Maltese said...

Well, Mom and I are fury happy that you found out what is wrong with Godiva. At least you know and can give her medicines.

I still gots my paws crossed though that Godiva's meds work well fur her and that she starts to feel lots better too. Mom has Godiva and YOU in her thoughts and prayers.

Maybe you can ALL get some rest now.

woos, Tessa

Amber DaWeenie said...

This is such a relief. Finally some better news. Our Chinese Crested, April, is also epileptic. She started taking Phenobarbital about 3 years ago and hasn't had a seizure since. I'm glad the vet could make a diagnosis so you know what you're dealing with. Give her lots of hugs from all of us here.