Monday, August 30, 2010

Lucky Update....

I wanted to post an update here on our new foster, Lucky. Many people have heard about her and seen a post or two on facebook so I wanted to recap her first week with us.....
First, let me tell you the Lucky has idiopathic epilepsy, all this means is that she has epilepsy but there is no diagnosed cause for it. The vets have determined through blood tests and other tests that Lucky was probably born this way.

Don't underestimate this baby girl....her epilepsy doesn't hold her back from anything. She is about 5-6 months old, 7lbs and full of energy and life. She loves to play, run and jump. She isn't potty trained and tends to nip and bite a little. We are working on the potty training. After checking out her teeth, she seems to be teething some so we have given her several chew toys to help cut back the nipping and biting.  She is a very vibrant puppy. We think she is Jack Russell and Daschund mix opposed to what she was listed as previously, Chihuahua.


 
This is her favorite chew toy!
Right now Lucky is on Phenobarbital for her seizures. However, she hasn't tolerated it very well and we are going to look at switching her over to Potassium Bromide this week. The Phenobarbital has left her a little uneasy on her feet, almost like a "drunk" puppy. I have done much reading and the Potassium Bromide seems to be the better tolerated medication for idiopathic epilepsy.
Please keep an eye on the blog and I will keep everyone updated on her progress. As soon as we get a medication that she can tolerate then she will be posted for adoption.
After a hard day at play....she really has a tough life!!
This video was taken the one day she was off her medication....


2 comments:

Pamila said...

OMG so sweet!!! Busy little one!!! Give her a hug for me

Sassi_Gyrl said...

hey do you get updates on how she's doing these days?