Kye was a beautiful happy cool laid back kind of a guy.
Everything was fine until he received his first and only booster jab when he was 16 months old. Six days after his booster he fell seriously ill. He spent 3 days in and out of our own vets before being transferred to NDSR Referrals where he spent the next 10 days fighting for his life. Against all odds he pulled through but when he came home he had lost so much weight he could not stand up, eat, nothing. We had to carry him everywhere and force feed him every hour until he regained his strength. He very very slowly began to get better day by day. We thought OK that was scary, let’s put this behind us and move forward. That was before the seizures started… With the help of our vet and Fitzpatricks Referrals we “coped” with Kye’s seizures. Kye was refractory to meds so we tried all different combinations and meds to try to gain some “control”. At his worst he went 5 days clustering with up to 18 seizures a day….at his best he went 286 wonderful happy days seizure free. In between we were dealing with seizures every 5/10 days. He went into status on the 15October 2016 and we lost him on the 16. Kye was only 5 and half years old. My sweet boy is now running free over Rainbow Bridge. Cherish these special epi babies, take one day at a time, and never ever give up hope. Although Kye was not with us for long enough I truly believe he was sent to me for a reason. :0)
- This Fundraising was inspired by numerous dogs all over the world that have been lost to canine epilepsy and those that are still fighting this horrendous illness.
- Living with a dog with epilepsy completely changes your life – you are on constant seizure alert, dreading the moment it hits your beloved pet without any warning. In addition you live your life around medication times, you change planned and scheduled commitments at short notice due to the slightest change in your dogs demeanor.
- In memory of our loved dogs we want to raise awareness and funds to assist the Animal Health Trust (AHT) in its research of canine epilepsy and medications with the ultimate aim of eradicating this condition.