HI laurie This is the same dose he has received in the past and from different vet hospitals.
I will check into it. Sally On 10/10/07, laurieskatz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Sally, this is a very high dose of Baytril.....have you asked your vet > about it? > > > ----- Original Message ----- > *From:* Sally Davis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org > *Sent:* Wednesday, October 10, 2007 6:51 PM > *Subject:* Re: Whitey's Update > > > HI Michael > > I am way behind on emails, but I will respond to the Baytril question. > Junior is currently on Baytril it kills all the good bacteria in the gut and > gives him diarreah. So As soon as he gets on this I get him on probiotics. > He has not had any diarrhea. His dosage is 22.7mg per day. I have read > some about the dangers, but he is already mostly blind from an infection he > had in the early stages of his FELV infection. > > > By the way everyone. Junior had his one year anniversary of on 10/6. He > tested positive a year ago on that date. He is currently battling a URI. > > I will go back and read Whitey's story. > > Sally > > On 10/10/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > Ok, guys, here's an updated on "Whitey" (Ugh, I hate thatname, but Jeff > > won't let me change it now), 24 hours into the "intervention" ;) > > > > I've done a lot of thinking, and soul searching. And I've decided I'm > > not gonna put him back outside, or make any effort to contact his "owners." > > I've decided they don't deserve animals, and I even seriously considered > > reporting them to the humane society, but figured I'd best just get him > > better and leave it alone as long as they don't make a fuss over it. He > > still has a long road to recovery, but once we get him better, I'm either > > gonna keep him in the sunroom (and figure out a way to make an "outside" > > area for him, or hopefully find him a good home. Jeff is trying to convince > > his mother to take him. Its a very quiet house with no other animals, and I > > know he'd be taken good care of there, and Jeff would see him often. We > > don't know if she'll say yes, but right now we're just focused on getting > > him healed. I even offered to provide his food and litter to sweeten the > > deal :) > > > > Anyway, I spoke with the vet and Jeff yesterday when I got home and got > > a bit more details. Apparently not only does he have hyperthyroidism, a > > benign tumor on his thyroid, severe gingivitis, teeth needing pulled, severe > > ear infection, and a grade 3 heart murmur, but he also has mouth ulcers. :( > > The vet said he's surprised the fella can even eat. But let me tell you, > > that boy eats :) He's been eating Sheba and drinking catmilk as fast as I > > can give it to him, several times a day. He's just acting completely at > > home in the sunroom! He's not once yeowled or tried to get out. He's found > > his "spot" out there, and he's been quite content! I've been paying closer > > attention to the fella, and I do believe he's hard of hearing. I don't think > > he's completely deaf, but I do believe he has hearing problems. For > > starters, Jeff was vacuuming the indoor/outdoor carpet out there, and he > > just laid there and slept. You can open the door and call him in a low > > voice and he doesn't respond, but if you yell, he looks up. He's also using > > the litterbox. Hallelujah! lol I was afraid he'd never figure it out > > after being outside so long. Jeff set up a webcam out there so we can keep > > an eye on him while we're in the house :) (I'll send you guys a link if > > Jeff ever figures out how to connect it to the internet and not just our > > personal wireless network.) I think cleaning out his ears as helped some > > with the imbalancing. He's still wobbly, but seems much better than he > > was! I swear, he just amazes me. I can't imagine what a rough life this > > little guy must have had up to this point...and for him to be so calm, and > > loving, after living through such hell, it just says he's a very special > > boy. > > > > > > A couple of questions now.... > > > > 1. The vet put him on Baytril for the infection/mouth ulcers. I know > > you guys are familiar with it....what are the side effects, what do I need > > to look for? Is that the broad spectrum antibiotic that kills the good > > intestinal bacteria as well? do I need to get some yogurt and/or > > probiotics? :) > > > > 2. How long should he go before I get concerned about the litterbox > > use? He's peed in it, but so far hasn't had a bowel movement. He's not > > been out there even 24 hours yet, so I'm not too terribly concerned, but how > > long do you guys think I should wait before I start to worry? > > > > Michael > > ------------------------------ > > Email and AIM finally together. 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