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Long term effects of Grand Mal Seizures ??

My German Short Hair Pointer was diagnosed with epilepsy about 3 years ago when he was 4. He was on Phenobarbital and Potassium Bromide. He had 6 grand mal seizures in the first 5/6 months until we got the medication at a proper level. He went almost 2 years without a seizure. About 10 months ago he began to have a grand mal seizure every 3 months. He also began to lay in the grass or cold concrete for 1/2 hour or 45 minutes every day a few times a day. (This was unusual for him and often did this in the middle of the night) His last seizure was in Oct and lasted 5 minutes. His right hind leg never seemed to recover and he fell down several times a day. By Thanksgiving he was falling / doing the splits about 20 x's per day. Christmas day he began having trouble just walking without falling down. Over the next 7 days his ability to get up from falling got worse, he began to have twitch/tremors in his legs when resting (but not while sleeping), he was unable to lift his head when standing and his head shook like he had Parkinson's. Jan 1st he began having trouble just lifting his head from a laying down position and trouble eating or drinking. He began to urinate where he lay. Jan 2nd he stopped drinking, he had not had a bowel movement in 3 days (prior it was yellowish diarrhea), he could barely move. The mobile vet came that night to put him to sleep, but did not have an explanation for what happened to him.  His regular vet suggested a brain tumor or brain injury and to put him down when time was right. This vet had also seen him 3 week prior and blood and liver were fine.   I just want to know what happened.  Was this a result from the seizures?  
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