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Butch has it in his lungs
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2 November 2008 - 5:26 am
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Thankyou for all your support it's comforting for us whilst we deal with every new blow.  Pam I read your comments re the overheating during a seizure, Butchs head just above the eyebrows had felt unusually hot the days before his seizure.  I thought it was really odd even when he was resting it would be very warm to the touch whilst the body felt cool.  He seems a bit different since the seizure his appetite is back and he's a little more affectionate and mellow.  I wonder if he was uncomfortable before maybe pressure build up in the brain?  It could explain his lack of appetite and grumpiness.  We've got him on Macrolone for the seizures but have been offered nothing for his lung condition.  As we've seen since the amp the Australian vets seem to subscribe to under medicating and I've had to ask for extras as I find out about them on this site.  What should he be having for the lungs?

Our wish is that Butch is pain free, stressfree and comfortable for however many days he has left.  Any meds recommendation to achieve this is appreciated.

Today was a good day

Annie and Butch

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2 November 2008 - 4:14 pm
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Annie, we are glad to hear that today was a good day for you and Butch. We think of you often, and send our love across the ocean.

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2 November 2008 - 7:55 pm
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Butch has just had another seizure, the Macrolone obviously isn't helping.  I'm going to put him on Prednisone today to see if I can slow things down. His freefall continues, poor soul.  Another bad day.

Annie and Butch

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2 November 2008 - 8:54 pm
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Oh Annie, we are so, so sorry to hear this news. Please let us know how the Prednisone works. One thing to keep in mind; it will make him very thirsty, so it helps to avoid giving him water too close to bedtime.

We are thinking of you both.

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2 November 2008 - 10:18 pm
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Annie and Butch

I was so happy to read Butch had a good day. I hope the prednisone will help. I am so sorry to read he had another seizure. Come on Butch....we love big guy!!! You will be in Titan's and my prayers....

Heidi and Titan


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2 November 2008 - 10:43 pm
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Annie,

I think that prednisone should help both his lungs and the seizures. I would probably give him 20 to 40 mg daily for 7 days and then taper the dose based on how he is doing, but ask your vet first!  Besides drinking a lot pred can hurt the gut so do not give him Rimadyl or Deramaxx or any other NSAID.  Carafate can help prevent intestinal bleeding as can misoprostol.

If seizures persist a drug called phenobarbital can be added but this may make him sleepy or increase aggression so save that one for last.

Please keep us updated on his condition.  Tazzie and I wish you the best!

Pam

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3 November 2008 - 5:09 pm
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Oh, Annie & Butch,

We're so sorry to hear Butch is having more hard times with his seizures.  Thank goodness we have our own vet here (Pam & Tazzie) and her recommendations are sound.  I hope he will be OK, but I am very worried, too.

Your friends, Vicki, Blazer & Kimber

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