Monday, October 12, 2009

Quick Entry

My cat, Isaiah had his follow-up appointment on Saturday. He has the lesser of the two evils, which is immune mediated hemolytic anemia. For now he is on 15mg of Prednisone a day. (wow) His levels haven't improved very much, however, they haven't gotten any worse since being on the medication. His white blood cells were slightly elevated so they gave him some antibiotics to be on the safe side. Prednisone can lower your ability to fight off infections so we have to be careful. He goes back in sixty days for another cbc. It'll be a little cheaper appointment since they no longer have to do a chem panel on top of it all. We're going to try and go back to the pill form of the Prednisone as the the liquid has become... difficult. I thought it would be easier to just stick a syringe in his mouth but he hates this stuff and foams at the mouth after I give it to him. He's been quite violent (unlike him) when it comes time to give him the medication. If his levels start to get worse at some point, we will have to add another medication. It costs close to a hundred a month so hopefully that won't happen.

3 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad it was the lesser evil :o)

Beth said...

Yeah, me too! I hope this helps him.

Scary about Evan! Their little heads are amazingly resilient, thank goodness. If he was giving you the look of death, you know he was okay. ;)

LOL at all your underwear. I used to have a large dresser drawer filled with it, and although I cleared quite a few out a while back, I still have a bunch. I go on kicks where I like a style, so I buy a whole bunch of colors or patterns in that style...until the next one comes along. Hugs, Beth

Lisa said...

I was wondering how he was doing. It sounds like he is holding his own. I know how difficult they can be once they require meds for any extended period of time.

I wonder if you could do an injection, it may be easier. I know they have steroids that have long lasting effects...maybe worth asking about.

I am going to have to put down my 21 year old cat to sleep on Friday. I'm heartsick about it but I am out of options at this point.