Lance I am so happy to hear Ember ( I love her name) is feeling a bit better. 
My Tristan who is not felv+ had a problem with loose stool and he gets a fiber 
capsule every night and it is normal now.Dr. Jen said it it IBS irritable bowel 
syndrome.Take care of your baby girl and I will keep thinking good thoughts for 
  Sherry and my 5 beautiful furkids,Rafferty,CousCous,Xander,Tristan abd 
Mystique :)

Lance <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
  I had a call in to the same vet late yesterday afternoon, and she got 
back to me earlier this morning. I wanted to clarify the doses, after 
doing some reading that alarmed me about Metronidazole. I don't want 
to give Ember more than she needs (or any, if it can be helped). I'm 
mostly okay with the outcome of the conversation.

The vet wants me to only give Ember one 50mg pill a day, and only 
through Monday. I gave her the dose for today, so she only has two 
more. That seems more realistic to me. Given that Ember showed high 
bacterial overgrowth on her test, it will hopefully help to alleviate 
that, but it won't be going for so long (and with doses so high) as 
I'd originally been told.

Ember is doing well as far as her behavior goes. I'm hoping to get her 
to snuggle down for a nap in a few minutes. She had a small but solid 
bm last night, and I'll probably try to get her back on a little dry 
food tomorrow. I'm really glad she likes to eat pumpkin!

Thanks to all for your concern. It's a comfort to have you on my side 
when things aren't going so well.


On Jan 26, 2008, at 8:34 AM, Jane Lyons wrote:

> Computer error??? It sounds as though the vet made a 'scary 
> mistake' and rather than honesty and responsibility,
> she is playing defense, which is equally scary.
> I would stop the Metronidazole. It seems that Ember had a violent 
> reaction to the overdose and needs time to
> process that assault. Also, why Metronidazole? Wasn't her last stool 
> normal? I do not understand why the vet is
> prescribing it. Did she run tests on her stool? What was her 
> diagnosis?
> I wish your trusted vet were available to you (and Ember). Is there 
> any way you can contact her or get a referral
> for a vet who has experience with FeLK. I would not trust someone 
> who resorts to the 'computer error' card.
> How is Ember now? How have her stools been?
> Fingers still crossed.
> Jane
> On Jan 25, 2008, at 9:27 PM, Lance wrote:
>> I talked to the vet we saw last night to ask about the odd exhaling 
>> Ember did. We discussed it for awhile, and she really couldn't say 
>> with any certainty what might have caused it. She said that Ember's 
>> lungs sounded good, and I would think that a lung problem would be 
>> a likely component in causing something like that. I'll just be 
>> paying close attention to see if it happens again.
>> It's a really good thing I called, because I found out that Ember 
>> had been over-prescribed. Frankly, the whole thing sounds a little 
>> fishy to me, though I want to trust this vet. The label printed out 
>> and placed on the Metronidazole bottle was for two 50mg pills twice 
>> a day. The vet told me that should be for only 1 50mg pill twice a 
>> day. She also indicated that this is a small dose. She said that 
>> this is a computer error, but she also *told* me before I left that 
>> it was two pills twice a day. I wonder when she was planning on 
>> calling me about this!
>> I gave Ember two pills last night and two this morning, but I will 
>> not give her any meds tonight, and I'm really not sure of what to 
>> do in general. I hate to critique someone who has vast amounts of 
>> education and experience over me. But, I'm concerned that this vet 
>> is not exactly sure of what's going on. When Ember had diarrhea a 
>> year and a half ago, another vet (who is now our normal vet) 
>> prescribed one 50mg Metronidazole once a day, and she only gave me 
>> five or so to give (i never did).
>> Since Metronidazole is considered a potential carcinogen in people, 
>> and has, in admittedly rare cases, essentially destroyed an 
>> animal's nervous system, I'm really wishing I had a second opinion. 
>> I just don't want to haul Ember to another vet. Any thoughts?
>> Lance

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