for everyone who thought of, sympathized with, could relate to, and especially who prayed for, my babydoll ABBY, as we went through the horror of her having 9 grand mal/cluster seizures in about 4 days, starting with 1 thanksgiving morning, 3 the next day, 1 the next, 4 more by monday (4 in 10 hrs!). So much seizure activity, in so little time, and her being only 13.5lbs or so, left her in baddddd shape. Her "post-ictal" phase, which, at *MOST* is SAID to last (post seizure behaviours, such as pacing, whimpering, confusion, blindness/deafness, incoordination) only minutes, to at most, hours.....hers lasted almost a week, after* the seizures were under control, and scared my husband & I terribly. She barely slept AT ALL for 3 days...meaning, neither did I. Paced constantly, whimpering, running into things, she needed to just pace non-stop, smelling things, since the vet discovered several days afterwards, that she could only see a slight bit out of her right eye, none out of her left.. We were also terrified when he'd said her heart could* be enlarged, via X-ray, but sent it to a specialist to find out for sure. I'm thrilled to report, she is doing fine, she's 95-100% herself, (she seems a bit more clingy, & kissy The result of the X-ray finally* came back, after about 9 days of worrying. Her heart is NOT enlarged. Her trachea, though, is too narrow in one area..though, the vet has not mentioned any actions to be taken, or whether it's needed- (she does scarf her food down, then coughs it back up-she's always eaten like a little piglet) and, also, vomits at times...this must/may be why, or contributes... Also, one side of her heart pumps harder than the other... BUT, she seems great now, shes on phenobarbitol & potassium bromide, for her seizures. I do not like the level of pheno she's on, and.....it gives her TERRRRIBLE gas, like never before...and she wees much much more often, due to excessive thirst, but in time, once we're sure her pheno level is at a 'good' level in her system, and she remains seizure free, or as close to, as possible, then we can hopefully lower it--pheno can cause liver damage in dogs, in as little' as 2 yrs.. But, one thing at a time, and one day, at a time. Thank you ALL for caring, & praying for her, I have NO DOUBT the prayers helped. Now, if you all could just pray things will ease up for my husband & I, my uncle, who recently lost his leg, due to cancer/then 6-8 bacterial infections, and an aunt, who lives in N.C. who is also very ill, and needs a break (fibro, brain aneurysm, treated for rocky mntn spotted fever, has migraines, etc) and works to take care of her husband who is very ill, as well as his mother, accrossed the street from them... For us- truck got out of the shop, for the 2nd time, and left my husband stranded* 35 minutes away, just HOURS after he picked it up! My mother, who has fibro, had to drive to get him off the side of the highway! GRR! NOW, we had it towed, to a DIFF garage, and they* suspect* it may be the fuel pump---which THEY put in, not even 2 yrs ago.. We just had a water leak under the house fixed, now--(same as LAST YR!) our water heater, which is less than 3 yrs old, the pilot will NOT stay lit...2nd time this problem has happened--I'm praying my Dad can help us again, if not,.....call the plumber again $$$$$ Anyways, I know we've ALL got troubles, it's just really wearing my sweet husband's spirit down, with all that's been happening, and this* is just half of it.....as for me..I've BEEN breaking down, for a while now... Just pls keep us all in your thoughts/prayers, and thank you so much. Enjoy the pic of puggy the camera doesn't do her justice! Camera's just can't show PERSONALITY I'm hoping to post a funner pic of her sometime, when the scanner is hooked up/working again. Take care, & happy holidays all, I lurk more than post, lately, and always pray for ones who need it/ask for etc. (((((HUGS))))) A very stressed out--but THANKFUL, and happy pug mama, Laura M.