Friday, October 10, 2008
Furbabies Friday - Upping the meds
Jax is naked again, thanks to a new approach, maybe on the risky side but there's a chance it might work. First he's switching to a hypoallergenic food. (That's not risky.) Second, he's getting 3 DepoMedrol injections, spaced 2 weeks apart. It's a steroid that's normally not given more often than once a month. After the first shot, the itchies went away (we know from experience that it's temporary). Now he's just wishing everyone would just leave him alone.
Henry was enjoying his brief reduction in prednisolone dosage, until the return of his eosinophilic granuloma that flares up inside his ear. Those are just big words for itchy, inflamed, and driving him nuts. None of us will be getting much sleep until the newly increased dosage works (and there may be an injection in his near future too). This is in addition to his Flovent (another steroid) for his asthsma. Seems like steroids have become an absolute necessity for cats! At least for the older ones.
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