ok...he can be zues....it is a good name.
Carol · Jan. 11, 2010
highlites of the vet visit...
the cardiac dogs are all three doing ok..altho colleen can't believe after listening to his heart that felix is still actually alive. it is that will to live man...never discount the littlest or frailest guys!
the masses on lucas are ok...but his pain control is not ideal so he is getting an increase but the vet feels that we won't control his pain for long. myles, champ and lucas are going to trial cartophen injections and see how they do with the addition of those to their pain med regimes.
doris and archie are going to try a different medication and shampoo for their skin issues. and archie is going to try twice daily soaks to soften the scabbing but if that doesn't work, we will take him into the clinic to sedate and shave him down...he is 17 so this is a risk we would like to avoid.
cole, maude, and jewel will stay with their current pain medications...jesse we are going to trial a reduction on and al and tyra are ok with no pain meds for now.
monty is going to start on metacam for his mouth pain and if that doesn't work we will move to steriod injections but because he is FIV we would rather avoid steriods if possible. and bitsy while feeling better on the prednisolone for her mouth pain..is still quite inflamed so she will start steriod injections because she is much too old for full dental extraction surgery.
murphy meaks is doing ok tonight..i think he is a bit sad and confused and would like to go home but he seems calm and unafraid....just a little unsure of why he is here.... he really is a sweet little guy, i think he will be absolutely fine in a couple of days.
the bloodwork on jesse, jerry, myles, lucas, will be back in a day or two.