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ultra_stella

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Last week I posted a thread about the steroids the vet prescribed and the medicated shampoo I am suppose to use on Stella for the yeast infection they discovered. I freaked out about the use of steroids, especially while she was having a flare up with her herpes. The vet checked with the opthalmology clinic, and they said the use of the steroids for her yeast infection will be okay to use since she is on Lysine. As of last night, she has taken all the steroids that she needed and I must say they worked GREAT! The areas on her belly that they said were part of the yeast infection (that I thought were irritated scratch marks from Izzy) have cleared up and are gone! The rawness of her bottom has healed and is no longer red. You can still see that there is a small bump, but it's healing. I am pleased with the outcome.

However, she is still going through a flare up. They wanted her on the Terramycin for a week, which I did. Her flare up has cleared for the most part, but her eye(s) are slightly squinting and are slightly watery. Once again, I placed the E-Collar upon her in order to prevent her from pawing at her eyes. They told me a week ago if the Terramycin did not improve this flare up, we would talk about putting her back on the Famcyclovir . This was before we knew they would put her on the steroids. Although she is done with the steroids, I'm worried about making my kitty pop more pills! I plan on discussing the solutions Pitrottmommy and Brooke talked about and see what else we could try. Should I worry about the possiblity of an over-medicated kitty?
 

heather

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glad to hear she is better. I know what you mean about fear of over-medicating. Poor Soph has been on meds since I got her for one thing or another.
 

ilovemysphynx

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Poor Stella! I have kind of the same problem with our son and meds but if they have to be given for medical reasons than this is what we have to do. I did not like or trust 100% the first specialist we were taking him to, so we changed and I like who we have now and trust him! So I guess what I am trying to say is that our pets are like our kids and it sounds to me that you are not trusting your vet 100% if you are second guessing his or her choices of treatment for your kitty I would look for another vet or at least get an opinion.
Best of luck hope she is all better soon.
 
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