Charlie had a busy summer, There were many trips to the vet. There was a wedding. And, he helped foster a dog named Sunny.
It was a summer filled with seizures. Charlie spent time in the UW Vet Hospital becoming even more well known by the neurology service. His meds were adjusted twice and are now given three times a day. This has led to an adjustment for the family to make sure he gets his meds on time. We now keep a log, and everyone has learned to check it when they come home. Does Charlie need his meds?
Charlie continues to see a vet for acupuncture once a month. He also receives Chinese herbs. A second herbal mix was added after this string of seizure episodes and it seems to have done the trick. He has gone 5 weeks without a seizure! The goal is one seizure every 2-3 months. He has never gone that long without a seizure.
Favorite activities include car rides. And as a true golden retriever, he also loves to greet people at the door. One of the young ladies of the family got married and Charlie had more than 2 weeks of enjoying lots of visitors. He greeted them all with his relaxed charm.
This summer brought a new dog to foster, Sunny. He stayed for 3 months, until he was medically cleared for adoption. (The house felt like an infirmary!). Charlie shared his walks and space with the young pup with his usual easy-going manner. He tried to teach Sunny about the joys of car rides, but Sunny remained dubious.
We are looking forward to snow. Charlie loves the snow and makes awesome snow angels.