Thanks for posting this update @Derek-Groves , our Chance is 16 and he has had seizures most of his life. It just started out of nowhere when he was a few years old and for a number of years, we tried all kinds of natural and non-natural medications. We tried Chinese herbs, CBD, diet changes then the typical meds like phenobarbitol, all somewhat helped, but he would still have recurring seizures several times a month, or sometimes a week. All in all, he probably had 100 seizures in his lifetime, but luckily no major damage other than he is a bit wobbly and has head tremors once in a while. It does not seem to bother him though and he is otherwise healthy and active for a 16 yr old. Once I found Keppra through trial and error we stuck with it and that seemed to have been the best way to curb the seizures. We went from monthly to maybe once in a few years, during major events like a house move. Today he is on 250mg of Keppra + Zonisomide every 12 hours and that does the trick, if he does have a sezure (we also have concentrated CBD tincture, which we keep bedside, injecting it into his mouth gets him out of it pretty quickly and speeds up recover. We ended up sticking a particular manufacturer for Keppra (Lupin labs), just to make sure no formula variation is introduced.
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First of all, I want to thank everybody on here who has helped to educate, advise & support all basenji owners regarding Fanconi. I would have been lost without directions on how to order, the CPP website, etc. (Especially thanks to Tanza for the cheekswab info! So much easier than blood draw!)
And I just ordered the cheek swab tests for Booger & Lola. Thanks to Yodeldogs (Robyn of Sherwood Basenjis), I know Booger's line has a decent amount of Fanconi risk through his father. Lola is his cousin, but I have limited information about her parents.
Any positive thoughts in our direction would be appreciated… I feel a little queasy whenever I think about it.
Janneke last edited by
Here are my positive thoughts!!
Schouiffy last edited by
Happy thoughts and good energy for good results.
BasenjiDiva last edited by
Sending my positive thoughts your way for favorable test results!
tanza last edited by
Good vibes coming your way for good results…. regardless, we will all be here to support you
Yes, Pat is right, we will be here for you.
wizard last edited by
Hopeful thoughts going your way – we're all here to help support you.
Sending good thoughts. Kiora has her paws crossed.
Andrew last edited by
Thanks for all of the good thoughts! Just waiting for the tests to come in, so I can send them back & hurry up & wait.