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    Default Help with cluster seizures from head trama

    Needing help with cluster seizures from head trauma. She started seizuring yesterday but last night it started every 5 minutes and lasts for about a minute and is still happening this morning. I've been treating with Gabapentin and medicam. Not sure what to do at this point since I have never experienced this in my rehab. In between procedures she is still taking fluids PO and peeing and pooping normal. Pupils do dilate but one eye is white, I'm assuming from the white blood cells from the head trauma. Still has deep pressure when doing the pinch test on her feet and tail.. Need advice on euthanizing or continued to try and maybe see if my vet will perscribe phenobarbital?

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    Default Re: Help with cluster seizures from head trama

    Any chance to get hold of any Valium?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
    Any chance to get hold of any Valium?
    I do have alprazolam . 5mg. Should I try this? What would the dose be?

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    Default Re: Help with cluster seizures from head trama

    Squirrels are tough creatures, as you say the other systems are still working. Things may settle down. I think she deserves a chance. Either she will make it or she won't. Let her fight it.

    My two cents.

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    Xanax can be used to help control seizures, I think if this was all I had on hand and the squirrel is still regularly seizing, as a last resort, I would try it. I can PM dosing directions. I'll need a weight on the squirrel.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saley View Post
    I do have alprazolam . 5mg. Should I try this? What would the dose be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TubeDriver View Post
    Xanax can be used to help control seizures, I think if this was all I had on hand and the squirrel is still regularly seizing, as a last resort, I would try it. I can PM dosing directions. I'll need a weight on the squirrel.
    She is still regularly seizing. She is 711g

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    Will send dosing. I have never used xanax on a squirrel but the seizures will kill her if you can't help her get them under control so I think it is worth a shot.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saley View Post
    She is still regularly seizing. She is 711g
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    Quote Originally Posted by TubeDriver View Post
    Will send dosing. I have never used xanax on a squirrel but the seizures will kill her if you can't help her get them under control so I think it is worth a shot.
    Thank you so much for your help!

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