Seizing Life documents my experiences with feline epilepsy through my cat Ella. She was five years old when she began having seizures. There was no identifiable cause and she was labeled as having idiopathic epilepsy, or seizures that have no rhyme or reason, and just are.
The main thing I learned is that there are no rules for seizures. No diagnosis is the same, has the same symptoms, the same displays, the same progression, the same reaction to medication, the same triggers – it is different for everyone. And seizures in cats are reasonably well documented but there is little first hand information out there. So I decided to write about our experiences and help people feel like they were not alone.
The following posts are about feline epilepsy and Ella’s journey with seizures, which is not over. Seizing Life Part 1, 2, and 3 explain the start of Ella’s diagnosis. Seizures 101 talks about the language of seizures, and provides basic information.