Friday, September 14, 2012

9/14/2012 - 7 Weeks Since Cletus' Last Seizure!!

9/14/12 - I am happy to report that Cletus is doing great!!!  Today marks 7 weeks since his last seizure (or 5 seizures within 36 hours as the case was on 7/26 - 7/27).  This is the longest Cletus has gone between seizures since he began having them in November of last year.

It may be the new medications, the increase in the old medications, the acupuncture, the physical therapy, the herbal supplements, the natural supplements, or a combination of some or all of these but whatever it is, it is working!!

The one issue with all of this is that it is costing about $1,000.00 a month.  If you are reading this, you can help by either spreading the word about Cletus' fight or by donating to Cletus' cause at (an Indiegogo site).

Please help us by contacting Ellen through FB and tweet through the avenue below...

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As far as Cletus' doctors are aware of, Cletus has the only known reported case of open lipped schizencephaly in a canine. The key word here is reported. Most vets are not aware that schizencephaly exists or they are not aware that this condition is possible in an animal. Cletus is living proof of this possibility.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are 78.2 million dogs in the U.S. ( Some sites state that schizencephaly affect 1.54 per 100,000 people. According to, schizencephaly affects 1 in 2719 people or 0.04% of the population ( The fact is that no one is sure how many people schizencephaly truly affects. If we assume these same statistics in dogs, it equates to up to 31,280 dogs out there with schizencephaly in the U.S. alone.

Please help me to get the word out about Cletus and schizencephaly. Contact your local news organization about Cletus or have your local news organization contact me directly at

Thank you for your support,

Doug & Cletus