and Xena: Xena is a 3 year old, spayed female, 100+lbs, half Black Labrador
Retriever/Rottweiler. She came to me from being closed in a dark basement at about 12
weeks old. She was sick and full of worms. After getting her straightened out at our
vet's, she blossomed quickly.
Her first seizure was at the age of about 10 months old. It was a
grand mal, lasted about 10 minutes, beginning with heavy vomiting, quickly followed total
loss of bowel, bladder, and body control. Although her seizures were often spaced out by
about 3-4 months, they were always intense like the original one. After the first 16-18
months without medication, her seizures became more violent and closer together. Finally,
in June 2001, she collapsed on the kitchen floor and this time she couldn't stop the
seizure. It lasted an hour becoming controlled by IV Valium at our vet's. This was when he
put her on a very low dose, 1/2 gr. Pb twice a day. She did fairly well on that dosage for
nearly 1 year. Although she had a couple of grand mals in this time period, they reduced
in their length and severity.
Then, one night, May
2nd 2002, when no vet's were available, Xena went into a seizure I thought would certainly
take her life. By the time I could round up help and transport her to the nearest
emergency, after hours vet clinic, she had been going in and out of grand mal seizures for
3 hours. That's when I began looking for help and found this place of help and solace. We
have increased her Pb to 1 gr. twice a day and have acquired as much Valium as possible so
as to follow the Valium protocol should such a horror ever happen again.
Stephanie and Mattingly: Mattingly is a
neutered blue eyed Siberian Husky. He was
born on August 7, 1999 and currently weighs 75lbs. He
had his first seizure on December 26, 2000. He
first began having his seizures at a rate of once a month.
They would last about 30 to 40 seconds and they were grand mal seizures. In June 2001, Mattingly had his first of a string
of cluster of seizures. This landed him in
the hospital for the first time. He continued
to have cluster seizures and hospital stays for the next three months where they would
sedate him with valium. In late September,
Mattinglys seizures got considerably worse.
He was at a rate of three days with seizures and three days without. There was one 17 hour period where he had 23
seizures both focal and grand mal. In October
2001, we were at our wits end both monetarily and mentally.
We decided to take Mattingly to a well known neurologist in nearby
Philadelphia, PA. He had given us hope and
altered Mattinglys medicines to try to make the seizures less frequent. It got his seizures from every three days to once
every six to seven days. In between we
discovered the Guardian Angels and the valium protocol.
We have been using the protocol ever since & have saved a considerable
amount money from not having to go to the hospital every time he clusters. We have also discovered that Mattingly has a low
thyroid with Dr. Dodds six panel thyroid test. We
use honey and all natural vanilla ice cream to bring up his blood sugar
after exercise. Currently, Mattingly is
averaging a seizure every ten days but his longest stretch since November 2001 has been 18
days. We are also going to start Mattingly on
DMG - Dimethylglycine (Amino Acid). Our
neurologist is trying to get Mattinglys seizures to twice a year. Mattingly is truly one of a kind. He brings a lot of joy into our lives. He is a happy and energetic baby who loves laying
in his puppy pool on warm days, digging holes, running and eating things he
All Natural Dog Food
Phenobarb 150mg BID
Levothyroxine .4mg BID
Potassium Bromide 1,500mg BID
Melatonin 3mg nightly
Rescue Remedy and all natural vanilla ice cream as needed