Oakley's situation has improved somewhat. He has been on a higher dose of phenobarbital, and it seems to control the seizures better. However he did have a double seizure recently (7/16). It had been 25 days since the last one. However, we had just changed the protein in our dog food form gamebird to fish, so maybe that was a factor. We switched him back to gamebird. The downside to his higher med levels are that they leave him very groggy and wobbly. It's hard for him to even go for a walk. He spends a good part of the day sleeping in his crate. We try to let him spend some time on the deck or backyard so he can enjoy a morning breeze and fresh air, but he seems to prefer the house. His recent blood tests show that the levels of medication are high but not exceeding therapeutic levels. Breakfast and supper time seem to be times in which Oakley is the most animated. He does love to eat (and perhaps prior to meal times, the phenobarbital levels are lower). The downside is that Oakley likes to get us up before 6 am by continually barking and whining outside our bedroom door. This morning when we did not get up right away, he also pushed the door open into a spare bedroom and got into my sewing fabric and other stuff. He won't take "no" for an answer. Even though the meds leave him dopey, he can still be be "naughty." He likes to try to escape by pushing the front screen/storm door open in the front of the house if the latch doesn't quite catch. Since we live on a busy street, and he will only run if you call him. We have learned we have to keep the front door and storm door closed. Bringing in groceries or loading the car can be tricky. We are really hoping we can get to a point soon in which his seizures are controlled but he isn't so groggy. Fingers crossed.