I am so sorry to hear Freckles has epilepsy. Smoke had it for only a few months, but the phenobarbital really stopped the seizures. After he started on it, he only had two seizures in that four months, while before the meds, he was having 10 to 15 a day. I truly hope the meds are enough to control his seizures. My friend had a pug that had seizures his whole life and lived to a ripe old age.