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Monthly Archives: June 2016
28 June 2016Posted by on
My last report on Bezukhov’s medication situation was at the end of February, when it was agreed with Ms Exotic Hospital Vet (EHV) that all medication would cease.
On the 3rd of March, Bezukhov had his last dose of Destolit. I would like to say he has not had any more ‘episodes’ but he has. On the good side, he went for another 6 weeks without any ‘episodes’, but after those rogue 2, he had a clear month then recently had 7 within 5 days. It was this sudden increase that prompted me to take him back to the vet to review the situation.
So, on Friday 24th June, Bezukhov, once again, visited the vet. Ms EHV gave him an examination. He weighs quite a bit now (60g!) but Ms EHV did not think this was a cause for alarm. He looked, on the face of it, in good health. He further demonstrated this by breaking free of her grasp & flying around the consulting room. He landed behind the tap of the sink & Ms EHV quickly retrieved him.
As I expected, she suggested we run another blood test to see if his recent spate of ‘episodes’ were linked to a downturn in the liver or gallbladder function. If so, we would return to the previous medication he was on but most probably never come off it.
Because I had reservations about him being put under the anaesthetic in order to obtain the blood sample, Ms EHV suggested an alternative.
The alternative is to give medication when, & only when, Bezukhov has an ‘episode’. The logic behind this is that we wish to avoid cluster ‘episodes’. We accept that he may have the odd ‘episode’ here & there & as long as they are brief & the space inbetween is relatively long, then there should not be any long-term health implications. However, if he has several in one day, or worse, in one hour, then the health risks increase.
So, the new medication (Hypnovel/Midazolam) is to be administered after the 2nd ‘episode’ of the day. This is by no means an answer but hopefully something that will help to manage the situation with as little stress as possible.
With luck, I will not need to use the new medication, or at least not use it for awhile.
27 June 2016Posted by on
Happy 6th Birthday to my lovely boy, Bezukhov!
We love you lots!
23 June 2016Posted by on