After talking with his neurologist, we're going to split his dose in to 2 doses (250mg every 12 hours) vs. 1 dose and see how he does.. (Max is also on Chinese herbs, specifically ones that can carry stuff through the blood brain barrier so he is affected by medication differently than the average dog his size / weight who aren't on these prescription herbs)
|Max on the move! I think this is what he sees...|
If anyone else is dealing with similar stuff. Max has always been a pacer and has always needed to be in constant motion. When he's "drunk" and groggy and on the keppra he walks a lot. He's trying to walk it off. This is pretty normal for him. Sometimes he bangs into walls, but usually he just follows them. Not sure if this also has to do with his decreased vision in his right eye. Max doesn't want to be a substance abuser!
Other than that, he's doing well, still foraging for food when he can and trying to sneak poop if he can get away with it... He's been attempting to play a little with the other dogs and their toys... but it doesn't last too long. And he can still hear very well and follows commands.
Up until tonight we haven't gone for any walks, not because Max wouldn't go, but because it's horsefly season and they are out in force. Even #2 refuses to go outside!!! I ran #2 yesterday and had no less than 20 horseflies on my back and no matter how fast I ran.. the were right there... #2 had plenty on him as well.. We have both decided to hide out until they disappear!
Tonight I took him out and he tried to run up the street, then down the street, then over to our neighbors house.. then he saw his cat and wanted to run at him! Once he saw who it was he stopped.. Right now he's doing his evening walk about the house.. (He's had 250mg tonight)
Below is Max about 1/2 hour after he took his 500mg of Keppra.. lots of walking..