I am probably a little late responding – I didn’t check my emails for a few days, but I used buprenorphine on my Tigger also for his pain. One night during the night he came running and jumped up in bed with us and was showing signs of pain. I cut the dose in fourths, so I was giving him the smallest amount that would work, and I gave it to him in a syringe without the needle part. He seemed to ask for it. It did not make him drowsy, and worked very fast.
Ardy From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Sheri Burbridge Sent: Thursday, June 8, 2017 1:15 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Gilbert Thank you for loving him so hard during his last days. It will undoubtedly be difficult to see him go but it's the price we pay to give them the quality of life they deserve. My Mo was on buprenorphine in his last week. It was in little syringes that went right on the gums/tongue, maybe it would help? It can make them sleepy but I don't think it put him in a stupor. I hope you find something to help him, it's so hard to see them struggle. On Thu, Jun 8, 2017, 1:04 PM <dlg...@windstream.net <mailto:dlg...@windstream.net> > wrote: While you are away from home, you could place pillows or soft mats around his favorite up high places in case he falls and block off stairs. This way he could still be free to roam. I hope you will find some meds for him and he can be close to you when the time comes. As for not getting attached, that is impossible. Five minutes after they are with you, you have lost. God b e with you both and give him a peaceful passing. ---- ROBERT CHAPEL <bcha...@optonline.net <mailto:bcha...@optonline.net> > wrote: > My latest boy.... Gilbert... who is not FeLV but does have a Cancerous Tumor behind his Right eye that is extending into his jaw and mouth, is beginning to show signs of pain ( periodically bats at his jaw with his paw and rubs his eye and jaw repeatedly against objects...eating is off and he shifts food to the left side of his mouth and uses rocking motions of his head to chew rather than opening and closing his jaw.... I have a couple of suboxone syringes left and I'm sure I can get the shelter to prescribe pain meds ( I'm fostering him for them) but wanted to ask you folks what you all have used in the past for pain control or amelioration.... I don't want the guy to hurt but don't want him to have to spend all his days in a stupor either as he is not , apparently, in such constant pain that he is not interested in appreciating the day or exploring a little bit..... As predicted I am going to be heartbroken when he passes.... I thought that knowing in advance that I was taking a dying cat I might be less prone to intense attachment but apparently I am not built that way.... this boy is one of the sweetest, gentlest cats I have ever met.... all he wants is to be near people...to sit on laps and to be petted ( perhaps being Brain damaged affected the " ignore" center in his brain : )... The fact that his balance is a little off and he ofen holds his head at an odd angle just adds to the affection I feel for this brave guy ( Yeah, I know... it's built into his genetics to survive but there is still something courageous about watching this boy non complainingly doing his best to make do... Have any of you used meds that helped with pain that did not completely put your cats into a stupor.... I'm worried about my boy because he is already less than able with his balance and I am not always home... would like for him not to hurt himself attempting to jump on something and missisng...... Ultimately I could keep him confined to a "safe" room... but that is a last resort thing..... I took him from the shelter so that he would not be confined and would like him to have free rein for as long as I can..... Thanks for any experiences you might be able to contribute.... Bob > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org <mailto:Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org
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