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    Still in the ER. Sedated today for tests and they wanted to keep her until she was 24 hours without seizure. Hope to bring her home tomorrow and get a second opinion on recommended procedures. Thanks all. Doing some research and may post some specific questions I have under separate threads.

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    Praying they can identify the cause and treat her successfully.
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    She's home. Panted and paced for a good hour then finally settled in for a nap. Neuro second opinion tomorrow. Thanks again to everyone for your help, advice, prayers, etc. I'm very grateful to have a community of bulldog lovers to turn to in times like these.

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    They're our furry toddlers .. it's so hard when they're not well.

    Fingers crossed tomorrow goes well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nellbell View Post
    She's home. Panted and paced for a good hour then finally settled in for a nap. Neuro second opinion tomorrow. Thanks again to everyone for your help, advice, prayers, etc. I'm very grateful to have a community of bulldog lovers to turn to in times like these.
    I am so happy to hear that she is HOME. I bet she is so happy too. Thank you to you for being such a wonderful & caring parent to Nelly. I know I speak for all of us here on EBN when we say we are all pulling for her & praying for her. Give her lots & lots of extra love, cuddles, and hugs from us please!

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    Praying for Precious Nelly to get well, give her loads of Kisses from me and Elmo.

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    Second opinion doc recommends treating as idiopathic epilepsy, continue with meds and no mri or spinal tap. It seems a more reasonable and conservative course of treatment. If she doesn't continue to respond favorably to the meds that could change, but for now she's doing great, has had no further seizures, and we are hoping she becomes accustomed to the medicine quickly.

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    Hi all, just updating on the seizures to help anyone who may be searching for info (cross post on second thread). We have continued with the medicine prescribed by the second doctor (pm me for details) and Nelly has been great. She has had only one further episode, and it was when she had an intestinal blockage and we couldn't get the meds in her.

    The first doctor was recommending $8,000 in treatment, mri, spinal tap, palette trim, pages of estimates. Our new neurologist (Dr. Daniel at Angell Memorial in Boston and Waltham for anyone in the Boston area) sent us home with a $30 script and said lets see how she does. She has done great! They did one further run of blood work to make sure the levels are where they should be and that was that. The meds cost about $40 every two months and we get them at CVS so not even a trip to the vet.

    They said we could try to wean her at some point but the blockage episode was enough for me to rule that out. The seizures are very hard to watch.

    The initial side effects of the meds are dramatic and frightening. Nelly had little control over her hind quarters, trouble walking and then her legs would go out from under her. She was drunk for about 2-3 weeks but once her system adjusted, no further side effects. Also hard to watch but they wear off so you all need patience and time.

    Onset for idiopathic epilepsy in dogs is often around two years of age. Nelly was 2 years 2 months.

    Grateful for the insight of other members here and happy to answer any questions.

    I cringe when I see the title of this thread. I was so panic stricken I had no vocabulary.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nellbell View Post
    Hi all, just updating on the seizures to help anyone who may be searching for info (cross post on second thread). We have continued with the medicine prescribed by the second doctor (pm me for details) and Nelly has been great. She has had only one further episode, and it was when she had an intestinal blockage and we couldn't get the meds in her.

    The first doctor was recommending $8,000 in treatment, mri, spinal tap, palette trim, pages of estimates. Our new neurologist (Dr. Daniel at Angell Memorial in Boston and Waltham for anyone in the Boston area) sent us home with a $30 script and said lets see how she does. She has done great! They did one further run of blood work to make sure the levels are where they should be and that was that. The meds cost about $40 every two months and we get them at CVS so not even a trip to the vet.

    They said we could try to wean her at some point but the blockage episode was enough for me to rule that out. The seizures are very hard to watch.

    The initial side effects of the meds are dramatic and frightening. Nelly had little control over her hind quarters, trouble walking and then her legs would go out from under her. She was drunk for about 2-3 weeks but once her system adjusted, no further side effects. Also hard to watch but they wear off so you all need patience and time.

    Onset for idiopathic epilepsy in dogs is often around two years of age. Nelly was 2 years 2 months.

    Grateful for the insight of other members here and happy to answer any questions.

    I cringe when I see the title of this thread. I was so panic stricken I had no vocabulary.

    Thank you for giving us an update! Though I just found this thread, i'm glad that a solution has been found and Nelly can have her life back! The vet recommendation is also appreciated, I moved to Boston (west roxbury) last year and i'm glad to have options that are bully approved. Hope you enjoy the holidays!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nellbell View Post
    Hi all, just updating on the seizures to help anyone who may be searching for info (cross post on second thread). We have continued with the medicine prescribed by the second doctor (pm me for details) and Nelly has been great. She has had only one further episode, and it was when she had an intestinal blockage and we couldn't get the meds in her.

    The first doctor was recommending $8,000 in treatment, mri, spinal tap, palette trim, pages of estimates. Our new neurologist (Dr. Daniel at Angell Memorial in Boston and Waltham for anyone in the Boston area) sent us home with a $30 script and said lets see how she does. She has done great! They did one further run of blood work to make sure the levels are where they should be and that was that. The meds cost about $40 every two months and we get them at CVS so not even a trip to the vet.

    They said we could try to wean her at some point but the blockage episode was enough for me to rule that out. The seizures are very hard to watch.

    The initial side effects of the meds are dramatic and frightening. Nelly had little control over her hind quarters, trouble walking and then her legs would go out from under her. She was drunk for about 2-3 weeks but once her system adjusted, no further side effects. Also hard to watch but they wear off so you all need patience and time.

    Onset for idiopathic epilepsy in dogs is often around two years of age. Nelly was 2 years 2 months.

    Grateful for the insight of other members here and happy to answer any questions.

    I cringe when I see the title of this thread. I was so panic stricken I had no vocabulary.

    Thank you for the update! How traumatizing for you and poor baby Nelly! Nelly is just a few weeks older than Bass!! Glad to hear things worked out and that you got a second opinion (I would have done that also)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilemari View Post
    Thank you for giving us an update! Though I just found this thread, i'm glad that a solution has been found and Nelly can have her life back! The vet recommendation is also appreciated, I moved to Boston (west roxbury) last year and i'm glad to have options that are bully approved. Hope you enjoy the holidays!
    I'm in Braintree and think the ride to JP is totally worth it for the care at Angell. Our GP there is Dr. Joel Kaye. Neuro is Dr. Daniel. Optho is Dr. Coster. I love, love, love them; great care and they really work to keep the costs low.

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    So happy to hear Nelly is doing so well. I do believe a second opinion when you can get one is best.
    My smooshy face boy!

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