Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine.
Mes has an update to share with yous about how mes has been feeling lately, but first, mes wants to show yous my cool new Haunted House! Wes won this Haunted House Scratcher from Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula at Sweet Purrfections. Thank you, friends, for having the pawesome giveaway!! Mes really loves hanging out in my new house.
The Mom took mes back to Dr. Stabby last week. Doesn't hers realize mes is sick of that place?!
The Mom put mes on the scale, and mes lost more weight - 1.5 ounces in a week. Mes is down to 9 pounds, 12 ounces.
Then Dr. Stabby came in and said wes has to change things because the Prednisolone isn't working for mes. So hers called in some Budesonide for mes - whatever that is.
Dr. Stabby told the Mom to keep giving me weekly B12 injections and to start to decrease my Pred dose. Mes was supposed to start my new medicine over the weekend, but that did not happen, and mes will let the Mom tell yous why.
The Mom here: There's been a lot going on with poor Carmine since his vet visit last week. Dr. Stabby finally gave me the "go ahead" for an appetite stimulant for Carmine. I picked up his Cyproheptadine on Friday and gave him one on Saturday. He ate really well that day. Since then, his appetite has been up and down.
We were supposed to start Carmine on his Budesonide on Friday when I picked it up. I had lowered his Pred dose from 5mg to 2.5mg like Dr. Stabby told me to, but on Thursday, I noticed Carmine was doing very poorly.
Carmine was refusing to eat almost everything, and he was spending hours in the pink cube. Now I don't mind if he wants to be in the pink cube, but he hasn't been in it much since he stopped grieving Jewel so hard. The whole thing felt very ominous.
So I called the vet on Friday. Of course she was on vacation (it never fails). The vet tech told me to raise Carmine's Pred dose back to 5mg for the weekend and not start his Budesonide. I have to talk to Dr. Stabby later today to see what she wants me to do about the medication switch.
Carmine has spent most of the weekend in the pink cube. He is a little more social than he was a few days ago, but I can tell he is not feeling well. I am pretty worried that he seems to be getting worse as time goes on. I'm hoping and praying the Budesonide will help him feel better. If it doesn't help, we are going to need to run some tests.