From: "Cathy Strobach"
Date: 2009-04-02 16:16:45 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Advice on Nina -metastisized, calcified tumors
Metacam & pred do not mix.
The buprenex should be controlling her pain, for the most part. I`m not sure why your vet would have added Metacam. Buprenex is good, usually, for 8-12 hours.(How much does your little girl weigh?)
If the buprenex isn`t cutting it, maybe your vet would be willing to try torbutrol instead for her. We use about 1/6-1/8 of a 5 mg tablet,(TEENY TINY CRUMB!!) crushed finely, & mixed with 1/2 cc water. We put this into their soup. This has really brought comfort to some of our end-stages lymphoma patients---even caused them to enjoy time out of the cage once again, for a while. Torb makes them a bit drowzy, so there`s a fine line with the dosing. Less is more.
I am not familiar with ursodial, unless there`s another name for it that we might recognize. If your vet decides to try torb with her, have him check to be sure it`d be ok to use with this drug.
Which Essiac recipe are you using? Some are more highly concentrated.If you are overdosing her on Essiac, a side-effect could be an upset tummy.(You also might see that she`s more itchy than usual.)
At this point, her comfort is everything.
Please give her a snuggle from us.
> So she is on Bupronex .06 twice a day, .2 Meticam once a day, 1.5 cc's of Essiac twice a day, .15 of Prednisolone twice a day (10 mg/ml), and .2 Ursodiol once a day
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