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    Quote Originally Posted by Anvil of Oak View Post
    Update on Jax:

    Jax is roaming around more. Still panting quite a bit, but not as bad. Still anxious and he just doesn't seem himself. He will be doing fine for a little while then his panting and anxiety will pick up, his heart will get irregular and very fast. He's pacing a lot, and begging for attention. He's been very affectionate. His vision has greatly deterioated since that last major seizure. His peripheral vision seems non-existant. His hearing seems to have dropped off a bit. When he takes a long nap his tongue is turning a slight bluish/purple again, but no seizures since starting back on phenobarbital. It turns pink shortly after he awakens. He seems to relax a lot more when the frankincense is in the diffuser. He is ALWAYS hungry and sometimes freaks out when he can't find food(I am guessing this is a side effect of the pheno?) His poop is solid and good. His pee stream is weak, but clear. Circulation to his legs seems poor.

    The vet, when they heard his age, seemed to lose enthusiasm. I can get a referral to the imaging place in Fort Worth for an ultrasound. However, both our vehicles had problems this weekend. Hers in going into the shop today. And my work truck keeps dying on us. So right now we are trying to get our vehicles sorted. I did check Uber, but not sure if they would let me have Jax go that far, and if other drivers in Dallas would be pet friendly as well. With Uber, the driver makes that decision. (Uber needs a pet-friendly tag.)

    If I can't get him to Dallas this week, I will get another blood panel done locally on Friday and discuss options with them. I might be able to run him to Shreveport in Louisiana.
    Thanks for updating... continuing to send lots of prayers and positive thoughts to him
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    Default Re: Cluster seizures/hypoxemia. Plz help!

    Hey, sorry to hear what you're going through. We lost our bully last month to a brain tumor and some of the examples you listed we dealt with too (vision seemed like it was getting worse, pacing, hearing, and peripheral vision issues.) I pray this isn't the case but just thought you would wanna be aware & possibly mention this to your vet. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Thanks Joe

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    @Anvil of Oak any updates???

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    @Anvil of Oak any updates???
    Trying to get into cardiologist for echocardiogram, but their appointments are limited and fill up fast. Our vehicles are in the shop at the moment. Looking like we won't make it to the cardiologist until next week or the week after.

    Jax is doing, meh, he wants to play, but we try to keep him as calm as possible. Sometimes he is panting heavily, other times he is lethargic. He's developed twitches in his sleep, and occasional tremors. He's currently on pheno(side effects) and Lasix. I don't like the side effects of the pheno but it is the only med that has stopped those intense seizures. (They got up to 6 minutes long.) It's hard to tell sometimes what is a side effect of his meds, and what is related to his problem. His tongue is no longer turning purple during long naps. Every morning when I get home I panic a little approaching the door, wondering if he'll be there to greet me or not. He loves people and is such a good family dog. It hurts keeping him away from all the excitement, but i know we have to.

    His blood test yesterday showed heightened alkaline phosphatase levels(over 700), everything else looked good. Not sure if this is due to other issues or not. Vet said it isn't too high for a dog on pheno... Idk though.

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    @Anvil of Oak, have you tried like mentioned frankincense n a diffuser in the house where he hangs around the most? The recipe I gave you will help with the breathing and open lungs means oxygen flowing through the blood which is what he needs. I cannot tell you what to do as it’s a personal decision and up to you. But I can guarantee you that if it was one of my dogs I would be putting the diffuser above the kennel or where they sleep. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    @Anvil of Oak, have you tried like mentioned frankincense n a diffuser in the house where he hangs around the most? The recipe I gave you will help with the breathing and open lungs means oxygen flowing through the blood which is what he needs. I cannot tell you what to do as it’s a personal decision and up to you. But I can guarantee you that if it was one of my dogs I would be putting the diffuser above the kennel or where they sleep. Just a thought.
    Yes, I mentioned in a prior post(or i thought i did) that I am using frankincense in a diffuser like you suggested. It does seem to help him chill out a bit and breathe steady. Thanks for the suggestion. He's been sitting around with me all morning and occasionally going outside to bark at the neighbors cat. lol

    Edit: Just a random thing - I found Jax's sister on the adoption page, dated back to 2013. We fostered her for a bit before returning her to the rescue where she was rehomed and eventually found a furever home. Small-world! I wish we would have found this site sooner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anvil of Oak View Post
    Yes, I mentioned in a prior post(or i thought i did) that I am using frankincense in a diffuser like you suggested. It does seem to help him chill out a bit and breathe steady. Thanks for the suggestion. He's been sitting around with me all morning and occasionally going outside to bark at the neighbors cat. lol

    Edit: Just a random thing - I found Jax's sister on the adoption page, dated back to 2013. We fostered her for a bit before returning her to the rescue where she was rehomed and eventually found a furever home. Small-world! I wish we would have found this site sooner!
    And you probably did. I reply to so many post not funny. Lol....

    Also did you see this video? Last time you said you couldn’t open it.

    https://www.facebook.com/jerry.monte...14983522840126

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    And you probably did. I reply to so many post not funny. Lol....

    Also did you see this video? Last time you said you couldn’t open it.

    https://www.facebook.com/jerry.monte...14983522840126
    Look like idiopathic head tremors... harmless and painless


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Look like idiopathic head tremors... harmless and painless
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    Ahh ok. Thank you!

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    I am sorry

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    Update: Jax is acting more normal. Only issues we have seen is a lowered activity level, and side effects from the phenobarbital. He responds well to the frankincense. I don't mind it either. We can't afford and do not have the time to take him for an ultrasound right now. We decided to continue the current treatment for a few more weeks until we can get time off work and get there.

    Once again thank you all for your support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anvil of Oak View Post
    Update: Jax is acting more normal. Only issues we have seen is a lowered activity level, and side effects from the phenobarbital. He responds well to the frankincense. I don't mind it either. We can't afford and do not have the time to take him for an ultrasound right now. We decided to continue the current treatment for a few more weeks until we can get time off work and get there.

    Once again thank you all for your support.
    Still good progress! Keep us posted!

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