Melissa's Blog (6)

So much for sleeping in...

Oscar used to be very good about being quiet in his bed in the morning until we came to take him out. He would let us sleep in on the weekends and wouldn't make a peep. Lately this has not been the case. Oscar is up every morning seemingly with the sun. Normal 8am but sometimes as early as 6!! I work 11am-8pm and my boyfriend normally closes his store getting home after 1am. Needless to say we are not morning people. We have been exercising him just as much one nice long walk a day and… Continue

Added by Melissa on July 5, 2009 at 10:52pm — 3 Comments

Enough Fur to make another Dog / Yard Work

Oscar got a really good brushing last night and as I'm sure you all know the fur just never ends!!! I brushed him for about 30 minutes he loves it so it makes the process much easier. The pile of undercoat I had at the end of the grooming session made me laugh. I was sure I could make a small dog out of it all. I am sure Oscar is feeling much cooler now.

Yesterday he was outside with me for a few hours doing work in the yard. He was running through fresh cut grass and it turned his… Continue

Added by Melissa on June 28, 2009 at 10:23am — 2 Comments

its not a spoon full of sugar

But it helps the medicine go down. I have been putting Oscar's potassium bromide into his dinner at night. He seems to like this much better than me forcing the liquid into his mouth. He has been doing so well on his anti seizure meds and has not had another seizure since he left the hospital He has been so full of energy he is driving me crazy. I work an annoying shift 11-8 while my boyfriend works mostly nights 4-midnight so from 4 to 8 Oscar is gated in the kitchen doing his own thing by… Continue

Added by Melissa on June 23, 2009 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Oscar Updates

Finally a weekend spent away from the animal hospital!!!

Last weekend we were back at Ocean State Animal Hospital with Oscar; this time not due to his epilepsy but the parasite giardia. Oscar had tested positive for the parasite and gone through a week on pancur and was presenting no symptoms so we thought we had won that fight. Sadly we were wrong. Last Saturday the poor thing was admitted to the hospital for the second weekend in a row. This time Oscar was having terrible diarrhea… Continue

Added by Melissa on June 20, 2009 at 10:12pm — 3 Comments

First few days on the new medication

Since we took Oscar home on Monday night he has been taking 6mls of Potassium Bromide liquid a night before bed. The first night he came home they warned us that he may be sleepy for a next 5 or so days. His dosage will drop down to 1.5 mls after 4 days. He was rather energetic on Monday night. He was very happy to be home; almost as happy as we were to have him. He has had two days so far on the heavy dose of the medication and it seems today that it is taking his tole on the little guy. He… Continue

Added by Melissa on June 10, 2009 at 12:50pm — 8 Comments


This weekend was a traumatic one for my little family. On Saturday night Oscar had a seizure. It last about 2 and a half minutes but it felt like an eternity. It was around 10pm at night but we rushed him to the nearest emergency vet clinic. As Oscar was looking and acting back to normal right after the seizure we were told to just watch him and that it may be just a one time thing. We took him home and he slept through the night without incident. We woke up around 8am and started our normal… Continue

Added by Melissa on June 9, 2009 at 5:36pm — 10 Comments

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