Little Boy and cortizone dose?

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Anyname, May 10, 2012.

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  1. Anyname

    Anyname Member

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    LB has to take cortizone. Unfortunately I stopped the Neoral (auto immune drug) last week coz of the side effects but now the granuloma on his tongue has grown to an unmanageable size. Vet has started him on low dose cortizone: delta-cortef 5mgs per day. To my untrained eye he seems quite unwell plus his breath smells of sour blood. He had Convenia last week so is under the influence of a long acting antibiotic but I'm wondering if it might be a good idea to double the cortizone to 10 mgs initially because the granuloma is causing him so much discomfort - he is trying to swallow it constantly. It's much more important to get the granuloma under control right now than to worry about his FD. I am bg testing regularly and will increase the Lantus if his numbers rise too much. There are few options with eosinophilic granuloma. Auto immune medication or cortizone. Anyone know anything about Delta-cortef? Could a 22lb Maine Coon manage a higher dose than 5mgs daily?
     
  2. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    I would suggest posting on Health. I'm unfamiliar with the drug and it's dosing requirements. Have you thought about a consultation at a vet school where there may be a specialist?
     
  3. Anyname

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    I posted the question on Health board also. I was so worried last night that I felt I had to ask for help anywhere I might get it. My vet is a Feline specialist vet. I was to bring LB back next Tuesday when a visit to a surgeon was to be set up (my vet can do the surgery but says he's not as good at the guy he is recommending). Over night a most amazing thing happened. LB vomited up the tumour. It must have been like a balloon and hanging by a small thread. A pea sized tumour was in a small amount of vomit this morning. It's gone off to pathology - the vet clinic didn't believe me until they saw it. The vet looked under her microscope and agreed that it needed to be sent to pathology. For the moment LB's throat has been cleared of the worst of it. It's important to find out if the tumour has anything sinister in it. I'm not worried about the cortizone for now. Last night was really horrible for him. He was trying to swallow it constantly and his breathing was loud.
     
  4. mybuddybinks

    mybuddybinks Well-Known Member

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    Oh my goodness, Marilyn!

    Sending you and gorgeous Little Boy the strongest of healing energy and vines!

    and may the test results come back benign!

    celi, binks, annie, and smudge

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