Originally Posted by carrie007
I know that I have to be patient, but if they can't fix this problem or find out what it is ...what do I do? I can't afford an MRI. I am so upset and frustrated.
You know I'm going through the same thing right now.
I've been keeping a diary today of how many times Nakita has these episodes. As an example, she had 5 this morning (each lasting 1-2 minutes). She is the same as Boo, when she is sitting or sleeping she's fine. It's only when she starts walking around.
Of course, I'm trying to read up as much as possible before I have the vet visit. Here's another interesting link which I'm including because it has great information on seizure and drug therapies.http://neuro.vetmed.ufl.edu/neuro/seizures/seizures.htm
An important quote taken from the link above:
|....active seizure disease is defined as a seizure disorder where the seizure represents only one symptom or manifestation of the true disease process. In this case treating the seizure only treats the symptom, not the disease. The goal of neurologic assessment of patients with seizures is to determine whether the problem is due to epilepsy or secondary to an active seizure disease. The latter condition requires the greatest effort to diagnose and treat, since the active cause must be found and eliminated in order to control the brain abnormality. Failure to do so will eventually result in failure of seizure control. On the other hand, in treating epilepsy, the effort can be concentrated upon controlling the seizure
I can't really tell you what to do except take it day by day. Start with the phenobarbital and see what your options are from there. Also be thankful that you have a great vet that is doing the research for you and suggesting tests. As I mentioned to you before, my last vet didn't offer much.