UPDATE: He has remained seizure free since he was admitted. He was pulled off of the Diazepam infusion around 10 AM and has continued to be seizure free.

The Hospital called Gwen just past 7 AM and she recently talked to them again.

He is having his IV pulled and will be heading out shortly.

The Hospital has increased his Keppra from 750 mg to 1500 mg three times daily.

We will have our own Vet/Emergency Team review the records once they are sent over and re-visit with the neurologist here his case once more.

Puppies having seizures is most often a hereditary condition or trauma based. There has been zeo indication of any trauma and we know that his liver and kidney values are good and that these are not the cause or contributing factors. It is so rare for it to be a tumour and there has been no reason to believe that there has been a toxin exposure prior to him coming into rescue and none of his continuous testing has supported that being the case either.

What we can and are working hard to do is to manage the seizures and give him quality of life. This is also the case with his marked bilateral hip subluxation secondary to hip dysplasia. It is always going to be and has to be about quality of life, not quantity.

He has had a generous sponsor for January that will cover the cost of his bills and with the additional Keppra being added to his med regime; his monthly bills will now be closer to $600 and if anyone may consider being a sponsor for February for him, donations can be sent via PayPal to gwen@birchhaven.org or via email transfer to gwen@birchhaven.org

Thanks in advance for any consideration!