Monday, October 22, 2012

10/22/2012 - 3 months without a seizure!!

10/22/12 - It has now been 12 1/2 weeks since Cletus' last known seizure - easily 2x the longest he has ever gone without having a known seizure.  Today he has been a little unsteady and he did "leak" a little on the floor trying to get to the backdoor to go outside but all in all, he is doing great... pain free, happy, playing, eating, running, driving me crazy... doing all the "normal" puppy things he should be doing and who could ask for more than that?  Now if we could just control the gas...

The more exposure we can get for Cletus, the more likely it is that we can help other animals out there suffering from open lipped schizencephaly. Cletus can't be the only one with this condition. Animals must be getting misdiagnosed and dying from OLS due to vets not understanding what they are dealing with. Help us get the word out about Cletus and schizencephaly.

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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

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Thank you for your support,

Doug & Cletus

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