27 February 2016
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In December, when I last spoke to Ms Exotic Hospital Vet (EHV), it was agreed to reduce Bezukhov’s medication, to be reviewed the end of January.
This new regime began on the 12th December. He was now to have medication every third day, rather than second day. The amount of Destolit to stay the same but I reduced the amount of Lactulose. Unfortunately, after two reduced dosages, in the evening of the 17th December Bezukhov had an ‘episode‘. He was on my finger at the time & had just finished eating seed. Phineas went to peck at him & Bezukhov pulled his head back to avoid him but this prompted a reflex type spasm for a brief moment.
He was due medication the next morning so I reverted back to the normal dose whilst I contacted Ms EHV. She suspected the ‘episode’ was a one-off rather than related to the reduced medication so suggested I carry on with the new regime. So, three days later I went back to the new regime. On the 1st January, I stopped giving him Lactulose completely, so now it was just Destolit (for his gallbladder) every third day.
Yesterday, I spoke to Ms EHV to review how things were. He has not had any more ‘episodes’ since the 17th December & apart from having another moult, seems in otherwise good health. She suggested we stop the Destolit too, in other words, no medication. Scary!
However, because he is currently going through a moult, we agreed to stop the medication when he is back to his normal self. When this happens I will be monitoring him more closely than ever!