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« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2016, 04:20:36 PM »

I'm glad to hear she's home now. I know that's a relief. Thunder was on Buprenex for years with no problems and it was a godsend. It worked great for both her arthritis and pain from her brain tumor. She generally got 1/10 cc twice a day squirted into her cheek pocket. On days where she was feeling good she only got it once a day and sometimes didn't need it at all. I really liked that I could give it as needed. It usually took about 20 minutes to work.

She also had a thickening of her intestine but did not have lymphoma or IBS.

Treatment for pancreatitis is supportive care and pain relief and the Buprenex will work well for that.

For the pruritis, have you tried a hydrolized protein food yet? I was skeptical that it would work for Smoggy's itchy, infected ear but it seems to be working. {{{hugs}}}
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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2016, 05:20:17 PM »

How scary for you hope you can get the pain under control. Is she eating ok for now?
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« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2016, 07:09:59 PM »

Glad she's home. Sending good thoughts for healing.
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« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2016, 05:02:11 AM »

Very glad Mabel is home and feeling better !
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« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2016, 02:42:19 PM »

Nedf we'll probably keep her on buprenex just like you did for Thunder.  She seems very happy and even playful on it.   She's not scratching her face on it either so I've been able to take off the e-collar.  A new development occurred- she quit eating very much yesterday so today the doctor made a house call and drew blood labs, gave her IV fluids, cerenia for nausea, and Mirtazapine to stimulate her appetite.  She ate right away after the Mirtazapine, but now I fear diarrhea is coming- there was a small puddle in the litter box.  I've got the Hoover SpinScrub standing by ready for the rugs in case she starts scooting across them after she does her business.  What a sight to see that is.  She will sit up straight and tall like an Egyptian statue cat and pull herself forward with just her front paws while leaving a trail behind.   The first time I saw it I thought it was hillarious to watch until I realized what was actually happening.   When it occurs now it just gives me an excuse to shampoo the rugs. I think rugs tend to get dirtier than we realize and should probably be shampooed much more frequently anyway.  Her other problem- if it's gastrointestinal disease the plan is to treat with pred.  If it's lymphoma the plan is to treat with pred and leukoran.   Hopefully it's neither and in the next day or two everything will be back to normal here.  I am just so glad and grateful that she is home and she is with me on my lap purring and chatting back at me when I talk to her.  The past few days have been really rough on both me and Mabel.  Thank you everyone for all your prayers and support. It means a lot.  
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« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2016, 08:49:49 AM »

Mabel was not interested in eating much this morning but I went out and got some temptations treats on the advice of the cat doctor tech and she has been going crazy eating as many as I offer her.  I am wondering if I can feed this like dry food as a workaround until she gets over the pancreatitis?  At least it's some kind of nourishment I'm thinking.
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« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2016, 01:56:07 PM »

Remember baby food (make sure no onions, no garlic) sometimes works too on kitties that don't feel like eating.
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« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2016, 02:38:11 PM »

Hoping everything will level out for you and Mabel, rbauer. It's  hard when kitties don't feel well.
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« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2016, 02:16:27 PM »

Mabel has recovered and is eating well again and her litter box activities are back to normal.  She gets buprenex .1 ml twice a day for hip dyplasa and osteoarthritis and a b12 shot once a week    The pain medicine also seems to help with the face scratching and I've been able to take the e-collar off. Her doctor said her B12 and folate levels were low so there may be some kind of bowel disease present.  Her doctor also said she cannot determine if she has lymphoma or not without doing exploratory surgery and biopsies.  Since Mabel is not having symptoms of either bowel disease or lymphoma I have elected not to do any exploratory surgery at this time. 
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« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2016, 09:03:41 PM »

I'm so glad to hear she is doing better!
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« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2016, 04:07:55 AM »

Great news she is going better.
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« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2016, 05:35:30 AM »

Very glad she is doing better !
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« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2016, 05:45:45 AM »

That is good news Smiley  so nice to hear good news.
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« Reply #43 on: August 23, 2016, 08:50:23 AM »

Yay! Good to hear she's doing better.
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« Reply #44 on: August 23, 2016, 11:59:16 AM »

Very glad that she is feeling much better!
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