Hello everyone, Olivia here. On the weekend I had a fight with that wicked Epi-Monster. I had two Grand Mal seizures back to back. My protocols were followed, I took my cluster-buster (Keppra) & I’m happy to say, I’m doing well today.
My HuMom noticed that a few minutes before my attack, my fur sister, Suzie Q got up from a deep sleep & left the room (That’s Suzie Q in the picture). Suzie doesn’t feel comfortable when I’m fighting the monster & prefers to be in another room. So we are wondering, did Suzie sense a change in me?
I did a little sniffing about & found that the experts in such matters have not concluded either way if a dog can detect an impending seizure. There are working dogs who help humans during an epilepsy episode & those dogs seem to be able to know a seizure is imminent. It might be a case of some dogs can & some dogs can’t. Suzie is a Rottweiler/hound cross who is slowly going deaf & blind because she’s an older dog. Her nose seems to be pure hound & still works fine however. Perhaps she smells something that tells her I’m about to have a seizure.
My HuMom is going to be paying extra attention if Suzie Q suddenly gets up & leaves the room in the night. Suzie Q just might be my early warning system of an impending attack.
CEO Olivia ❤