Bear's last seizure was on Christmas Day 2011. Today he had a grand mal seizure at around 11pm. Having one seizure every 4.5 months is considered pretty good in the world of epilepsy. We rarely know what triggers a seizure-sometimes it is stress, sometimes it is due to a medication lowering his seizure threshold, sometimes his brain is just ready.
Regardless of the cause we do not take them lightly: a friend recently lost her 9 year old epileptic dog when he went into status epilepticus (a seizure that didn't stop). It is the ending that all of us who have epleptic dogs in our lives hope will never happen.
Here is my cute boy napping in his booties. What a sweet gentle boy he is. I love him with all of my heart and consider every day with him a gift.
Next up: it looks like we have a rock dog! Izzy B is so silly...it is obvious she grew up in a more simple world: her favorite toys are sticks and rocks! She is so darned cute! (for those who might worry we do not let her chew on her rocks and we encourage her to play with fuzzy toys instead)
mmmmm...rooooock...i love rocks!