Just like in human medicine, things help one problem and cause another. It
seems to come down to which problem is the worst or least bad. Just read in
Mercola about gene editing to change a person's genetic code. There are
unwanted edits which can be harmful. To make a decision for our babies, is
hard. If I had been able to stop Annie's pain, I think I would have done
anything, but at what cost to her. It is like giving steroids to stop knee
pain. They dissolve bone and cause so many other problems, it is not worth it.
I found that out when the dr gave me the shots in my knees. My blood sugar
shot up to 700 for about 3 days. I now take hyaleuronic injections that do not
affect my blood sugar. In fact they don't seem to have any side effects. They
cost almost twice as much but last for 6 months so the cost comes out the same.
I just wish they could talk so they could tell us when and where they hurt,
but their instinct is to hide pain so predators will not know they are disabled
in any way.
---- ROBERT CHAPEL <bcha...@optonline.net> wrote:
Thank you for all the responses re: pain meds.... I was hoping there
was something out there that I hadn't heard about ( actually there are
many but I was hoping for first hand experience)... The shelter is
mulling over providing Buprenorphine... but.. in the meantime I got them
to reinstate his prednisolone ( which is seemingly already
helping....HOPE it continues to do so)... Wondering if anyone had used
larger doses than 5mg BID..
This is a cat that probably doesn't have a long time to go but one
never knows.... I don't want to play " fast and loose" with his other
organ systems by giving to much of a a steroid... Yes... I want him
comfortable but it would be awful if the tumor receded and I ended up
screwing up his remaining days with Cushings or Severe Diabetes... I
did a rather extensive overview of pain meds for Cats today and found it
very hard to obtain definitive information.... Probably need to go to
original Vet Sources.... Sure hope kitties have natural endorphins that
keep their pain levels lower because it is DAMN hard to find stuff that
will help their pain....
BTW... I gave him a little alprazolam the other night when he was in
REAL pain ( prior to redosing with Pred)
He had a paradoxical reaction at first ( acting kitten like and climbing
things he had NO business being on ...considering that the drug had
completely screwed up his balance... He acted like a drunk essentially
until enough time passed that he could sleep it off ( which he did most
of the next day)... On the plus side.. he was not in obvious pain for at
least 10 hours!!...
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