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Just wanted to post something positive :) We had our visit with a different neurologist today and it was beyond fantastic. Dr. Yates and his assistant were exactly what we hoped for--caring, compassionate, friendly, informative, receptive, invested . . . I have nothing but the best to say! We are starting Quinn on Keppra (levetiracetam) today. It's actually the drug that most caught my attention during all my research, and as it turned out, it's the doctor's drug of choice for giant breeds. I can't tell you how wonderful it was to be with this man and have an immediate sense of trust and confidence. We were with the doctor and/or the assistant for about an hour and a half and neither ever made us feel like it was a minute too much. Dr. Yates didn't have a strong feeling about it being necessary to do an MRI or a spinal tap at this time--his age and his lack of other symptoms points more to idiopathic epilepsy than to brain tumor or encephalitis; that was great news. So, for the first time in all these months, we finally feel like we are on the right path. There's a good chance there will be more seizures, but I'm feeling like we now have a support team that will help us to keep things under control and enjoy a happy life. So today was a GREAT day! and oh, by the way... I am now officially a RETIRED teacher. Woo Hoo! Here's the card the "kids" gave me. Thought you might get a chuckle out of it; I sure did.