Posted in Flagyl on August 9, 2015

So surrounding 5 days ago, Madeline was having the runs – and runs to the catbox.  She was besides hyperactive and had a puffed up caudal appendage, like when something has triggered her hyperesthesia.  I happened to be favored with a couple hundred left ’cause I hadn’t paid whole my bills yet or bought nutrition for myself, so I took her to the vet.

On the passage out to the county (farm vets are ever cheapest if you can find any, and despite having a 20% distress rate in this city there is no low-cost vet), I realized that it was to all appearance because of my own mistake that she had the Hershey squirts – I’d been giving her a total 3 oz can of food in the aurora (or half of a 6 oz) and letting her taste on it until her night grain in powder (skipping dinner because there was continually enough left for that), and to this degree I’d been giving her two times the amount of aloe at individual time than she would usually ~ by heart.   But since I’d not taken her to the vet this year exactly to the car and other other thing immediate expenses taking up my IRS riches (and then some!) I decided to be of service ahead and all that taken care of anyway.  The fecal and elder blood panel showed nothing wrong, and natural exam didn’t turn up anything regarding why she might be having the runs, otherwise than that the doctor prescribed medication anyway (and aye, I told him about the aloe and the hyperesthesia, lengthwise with the pancreatitis…this was a manifold vet in the same clinic than we usually give attention to).  Metronidazole, commonly known as Flagyl, that had he told me hither and thither the possible neurological side effects and that it passes the passion-brain barrier I would have credible turned it down.  But ~t one…instead I got a clueless ‘you have power to just save up’ bit because human being of her teeth does need to subsist taken care of.  Yeahhhh…it’ll regard to wait until next tax round of years…if nothing else eats up my mark.  As it is, I’m having to ‘leaving out’ by using the food bank and EBT for example much as possible – which IS helping be productive of me feel more ‘human’ in that I can do some things I used to, like purchase decent presents, and pay for at least PART of my car’s yearly record maintenance.  You never know to what degree shameful it feels to have to sue for monetary help all the time, till you actually have to…especially whereas all the rest of your parents and children is going on trips and giving eachother (if it were not that not you) the latest Kindle, iPad, etc., and are cluelessly telling YOU you can do the same by ‘just saving’ when they know you only get a fraction of that which they make and ‘just get a do ~-work’ is out of the question since the time being because of freedom from disease reasons they constantly forget that you struggle with day to day.  My parents, to their credit, be the subject of finally come around and are a great deal of more understanding than they were suitable a few years ago, but cannot have ~ing said for my brother and sister who slip on’t live in the same city as we do, and don’t commemorate up now that I’m away of Facebook.  My brother’s kneejerk reactions be able to be outright jackassy when something like having to opt thoroughly of cleaning my parents’ kitchen after holiday meals, for instance.

But for I didn’t know until googling it this sunrise after having a difficult time afflicting to get Madeline to eat again than just the treats on culminating point of her breakfast, that the event I’m having a harder time than prevalent getting to eat *is* one of the faction effects – one of the rarer ones according to some vet sites. She’s also been supplementary lethargic and REALLY wanting me to remain the bedroom door open so she be able to sleep on my bed in the supplementary-warm room.  I was giving her her general Zantac along with the pills, what one. should have made it not a problem, but apparently that approach is not moving.  And ‘give it to her with food’…seriously?  This is a PEOPLE MEDICATION – its not but also approved for animals.  And ‘through food’ might work for dogs, moreover its very iffy with cats and horses, not either of which can handle not erosive for more than a day because the bitter pill made their food taste awful…ON TOP of the put up with upset.

So, like usual, I have to think of something else non-accustomed-medicinal that I can afford.  She is eating treats, and some of her grass, in the same state she’s getting something in her…I be possible to build on that.  I silence have my lemon balm plant, what one. is a member of the mint family so good for upset tummies, in addition nontoxic to cats and she does like to gnaw into it.  It is now sitting on the floor where she have power to eat as much as she wants, versus tucked in on the shelf backward the serviceberry.  She started munching similar to soon as I told her it was okay, ‘bring into existence she knows she can munch more of my plants but not others.  For dinner it would in all probability be best to make her Prowl thinner than normal and include water from a tuna have power to, as well as treats floating forward top.  And maybe some of Spike’s Tummy Remedy, since I have some old white willow bark powder.  I haven’t positive whether to forgo her usual Sparkle herb be ~ed for now…might be a useful idea to just sprinkle some dried dandelion dig in her food (for liver and kidney maintain; I have a bottle of capsules), and possibly a very small pinch of nettle (for inflammation), versus the whole kaleidoscope that Sparkle has.  Will be favored with to see.  Hmmm…maybe dried dandelion fasten would be a good addition to Spike’s Tummy Remedy in this action.

One bad thing about the Flagyl…more of the side effects don’t display up until at least a week AFTER the medication is stopped, and it have power to take up to 2 weeks in quest of the symptoms to disappear after the medication is stopped.  So this strength be a bit of a slog in the van of she’s back to normal.  But piece this has made me feel a piece better now.


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