Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Epilepsy Update

Eduardo's Mommy Here:

Hello everyone, I want to thank you all for your kind words and thoughts. I went to the hospital to find out why my epilepsy was acting up out of the blue like it was and why the headaches were back, and my doctor said she wanted a cat scan to see if the ventricles in my brain are swollen. However, my husband and I don't have insurance, my doctor has been kind enough to see me off the books & the medicine companies actually pay for my medicine, so we have been blessed but we knew this day was going to come. We thought I was going to get disability the first time around & that didn't happen we have been trying for almost a year now. Anyway, we did get the cat scan done at another hospital but, when they seen it they were horrified, the doctors came in our room & she said she didn't know what to do with me because she didn't have a previous cat scan but she had never seen such an abnormal cat scan. As you can imagine I was scared & when she walked out I had a seizure, this was infuriating my husband, who was at a loss at what to do. We stayed at the ER for over 14 hours with no definite answers on what to do. They understood that I was in pain & they understood that my amount of seizures had risen, but they didn't know what to do, and they sent me home to wait to hear from my doctor. Eduardo has just been great, he knows I'm in pain & he knows if I take him out that we can't stay out so he needs to go ahead & do his business(I can't take the noise & the light). When I snuggle with Eduardo & I start crying because my head hurts he just covers me with kisses(If I giggle...well my husband will get jealous then knock Eduardo off the bed, then Eduardo pouts...I've got two big cry baby men!). Ray(my husband) has also proved himself, right now he takes Eduardo out, does the cooking, the dishes and the cleaning. He even lets Eduardo get up on the bed to snuggle with me! Also he puts up with my whining which was a big surprise. I hope to hear something from my doctor soon, she was off Friday & yesterday, but if the ventricles are swollen then they will have to be drained. I have to be honest I am scared of them doing surgery but when I looked it up the Internet information said it was no big deal, so maybe I worry too much? I hope me & Eduardo will be around checking every one's blog's soon! Oh Roxy, Eduardo didn't take a deep breath before he seen that picture of you & well...we are thinking about getting him fixed. For those of you who didn't see the picture here it is:

Oh yes he liked this very much!

Here is what Eduardo has been up to.
I tried & tried to just put it on this post but it wouldn't go on this one, it had to have it's own separate post! So just click the link & you will see what Eduardo's been doing.


Brutus said...

I was thinking about you all today. I am sorry you don't have insurance. I don't know what else to say. I was glad to get an update. We'll be thinking about you.

Lorenza said...

I am so sorry you have to go through all this!
I have my paws crossed hoping everything will go well.
Kisses and hugs

Peanut said...

I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I hope your doctor gets back to you asap and you can figure it all out.

River said...

We keep checking back to see if there is any news. Thank you for the explanation. We know nothing about epilepsy (cancer & lupus, yes) but when anything's out of your control it's very scary! My mom's latest operation was pretty expensive even with insurance. It sounds like there are some kind drs out there to help you, thank goodness! We'll be thinking about you and hope that things can be resolved quickly. Eduardo sure is cute--it helps my mom relax just looking at his pictures of snuggling!

love & wags,
River & mom

Moco said...

We will be doing a circle of healing vibes for you in hopes that you will be getting better soon.
Eduardo has been a busy guy.

Faya said...

My paws are crossed for you. I hope you will hear the doctor soon. Eduardo is the best therapy.
Kisses, Faya

Blue said...

Hi there!

I really do hope you can get the help you need.
I'll be thinking of you.
It's amazing how our doggies understand when we're unwell, I'm sure Eduardo's snuggles do you the power of good.

Love, pats & pets

PS - I returned to blogging as lifes to short to stay away.
Thanks for your sweet caring comments.

Simba said...

I hope it all goes ok for you. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

Simba x

Maggie and Mitch said...

How horrible for you to be in so much pain! Our paws are crossed that the doctors can help you out and you get disability!
We enjoyed the video!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

What a nightmare for you. I hope something can be done very soon.
Take care.

Thinking of you.

Bruschi said...

Please know that you are in our thoughts and we are so sad to hear that you are in such pain. hopefully the doctors will have an answer very soon, and if you do need surgery, it will be a fast recovery. It's great you have Eduardo to snuggle with you! Dogs do know when we aren't feeling good. Bruschi and I will be thinking of you!

Deetz said...

Thank you so much for the update. I am honestly surprised ANYONE has insurance these days with the cost of the premiums. I know it is scary, just thinking about that alone...BUT, you make sure you get the same treatment as if you had insurance. I know this has to be extremely hard, not knowing when a seizure will happen, headaches...etc. BUT, always remember when you are not feeling well, that you have a piece of you in every one of our hearts and we are wishing we could take the pain away. Hats off to your husband and eduardo.
Deetzy's mum

Booker the Treeing Walker said...

Be brave and hang tough. We are thinking about you and always sending healing vibes.

Abby said...


Me & my Mom are keeping you in our prayers...I have my paws crossed for you...We are sooo sorry you are going thru this...

Eduardo: You snuggles are probably the best medicine for your Mom...Keep up the good work...

Abby xxxooo

Lex said...

Our thoughts here are with you. The dr sounds wonderful to be helping you out like that. I hope they continue.. Your husband and Eduardo sound like they are doing an awesome job taking care of you!

A close girlfriend of mine has epilepsy and when she got pregnant she ended up in the hospital for a week a few times. Her hormones made it all worse...
It is scary and I am sure the surgery won't be too bad although it does sound scary! Doing your research (if you can) and going in knowledgeable about it always helps.
I hope you get better and they figure out what is going on.

the 4 Bs said...

this is not a good situation. we hope that you can get everything taken care of and be healthy and seizure free again.


Joe Stains said...

We are sending healing vibes and hoping for the best. we are so sad that medicine and healing costs so much :(

eduardo, you are a great dude for snuggling with your MOm!

Mickey said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I am so sorry to hear that things are not going well. I will send you BIG PURRS and hope your Doctor can help you and help soon!
Eduardo,you are so good to comfort your Mom!!! Your pictures were very nice too!! I can see why Roxy would like you :)
Purrs Mickey

Suki Sumo said...

I hope you feel better and I'm so glad Eduardo is there to snuggle. We're thinking of you!

Lacy said...

w00f;s Eduardos mama, me iz glad u has eduardo and ur hubby to b ur strength...having family near shure does help...i have been trying all day to think of sumthing positive to say to u...insurance iz outrageous now...but seems u haf a dr that really cares for u...i hopes the ct-scan helped show which direction to take to help ease the pain u iz going through...u iz in our thoughts and prayers and us pups has our paws crossed...

b safe and git well soon,
~rocky and company~

Beezer said...

I'm gonna purr & purr & purr & purr for you to feel better soon! I wish I could do more ... Eduardo's kisses and loves are good med-sin, jsut like purrs!

Asta said...

It sounds to me like you'we the best medicin youw poow Mommi has wight now..youw snuggles must be such a comfowt fow hew..I hope you get to stayion the bed..I sneep on the bed wif my pawents.
We awe vewy vewy sowwy that youw Mommi has to go thwough the pain and anxiety, and not having insoowance on top of it....we undewstand..we've been thewe
I'm hoping you get some good news soon
smoochie kisses

Daisy said...

I sure do hope that you will get all better soon. It sounds very scairty. I am sending you my very best healing purrs.

Mack said...

Oh bless your heart. I am praying that you will get better and have no more pain or seizures. The light and noise intolerance reminds me of when Mack's dad has migraines. Please keep us updated and know you are in our thoughts,

Mack's Mum

Petra said...

Eduardo, you are the bestest of snugglers! You are a big help to your mom.

We're praying for you guys and hope you find relief and answers very soon.

The Devil Dog said...

Mom is very upset about your insurance sitaution. She says she understands how come people don't have it. It is SO expensive. We are glad your doctor is helping you. Hopefully, they will find out what is the matter quickly and get it taken care of. Surgery does sound scary, but considering the alternatives... We hope the disability comes through for you soon. That would probably be a big help.
I am sorry about the photo, Eduardo. I wouldn't have done it if I had known your mom wasn't feeling well. You take care of her. I am not jealous.


Sending you pug snorts and good thoughts.

CoCo said...

Eduardo and Eduardo's Mommy...please forgive me for commenting so late! My Mama started back with school and has been working too, so she doesn't have time to check out everyone's update!

I'm soooo sad to hear the news that you are not well. I will keep my paws crossed and give you positive energy through the net & hope you get well soon!


Preston said...

Eduardo's mama, we are so sorry you have to go through this. We will be praying for you. thank you for the updates. Wish the best for you.

Preston and Preston's mom

Amber-Mae said...

Dear Eduardo's Mom,

I am so sorry to hear about this. I hope the doctors will be able to find the definite answer soon so that you can start your treatment immediately. I can imagine how much pain you go thru too & so does Eduardo. Here's us wishing you all the best in your health. Please get better soon.

Thinking about you,
Melissa & The Dogs

Nancy and the fatties said...

We are sending prayers up to heaven for you. A friend of ours had a brain tumor removed today and it was benign. Don't give up hope.
sending supportive hugs from Texas

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh dear oh dear...we have not been blogging for a bit and now we return to see that your Mum is sick..We are sending lots and lots of healing zen and kisses and hope that you get the help....If you need to get a shunt
it is not bad and you will feel a lot better( that is PL2 the nurse talking) SHe knows how awfull it is not to have insurance and what it puts families through...Thank goodness your Mom has you and your Dad to help....We will be thinking of you...Love and kisses A+A+PL2

Girasol said...

I'm sorry to hear what are going through...I send you good vibes

The Zoo Crew said...

Sending positive vibes your mama's way....

Chef said...

Edourdo, keep your mommy hugged and snuggled ... that is her best medicine right now. Mom, we are so sorry you are going through this and hope your doctor is in touch very soon so you can get the treatment you need. Be strong. We are all thinking of you and praying for you.

Chef and mom Linda

Mango said...

Thanks for sharing what is going on. That is super scary! I'm glad your two boys are taking good care of you.

Mango Momma

chasingsquirrelswithrusty said...

This is awful. We will be praying for you. We'll check back to see what the Dr.has to say. I'm glad you have Deuardo to snuggle with.

The disability people are so hard on people, you may have to get a lawyer.


Willow the Black Dale said...

I hate insurance companies!!! People who really need it can't get it. This a rant of my moms so I will not let her type today. We love you all.
Willow and her Compound


Woof, Eduardo and Family

We just want to let you know that we are thinking of you and saying our doggie prayers for you too. We're glad you doctor is willing to help you even though you don't have insurance. We're very glad that your Mom has such good caretakers who will watch over her. Give her lots of wet, sloppy kisses from us and tell her to get well soon. Oh, our Mom says if you just need to talk or anything just drop up an email. We'll be here.

Woof, woof,
Desert Pups

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry to read that you are having to go through all this. It's shameful that people who really need medical treatment have such a hard time getting it. I hope that the doctor has some answers for you soon. Eduardo, keep up the snuggles. They are really good medicine for your Mom.

BWTH Dog House said...

sending hugs & kisses!!

slurpy licks,

Huskee and Hershey said...

I am so sorry to hear about what you went through. It must be so nerve-wrecking for you and your husband. He is such a sweet guy from what I read..
I hope the doctor gets to the bottom of the problem and you'll be on the mend soon.

** HUGS to you and everyone at home **

Simba said...

thinking of you all...hoping you get some good answers and solutions soon!!

Melissa + Simba