I think were going to have to walk a little slower around the house now miss magic’s eyesight seems to be a little worse than it was before… we shall see!
The last couple days have been weird! She was prescribed Tramadol (which she has never taken before) for the pain. Jen gave her her morning dose, and all seemed well. You could tell she was uncomfortable, but she seemed ok…until noonish, so I wrapped up her dose in a hot dog and got it in her. (I have no idea how she always seems to be able to eat all the hot dog, but leave the pill sitting on the floor…cheese did the trick). She seemed to be feeling good…rubbing her head on the dog bed, messing up her hair. She slept through the afternoon, but got up and moving around right before Jen got home. I gave her the evening dose, this one seemed to be weird…she was scratching at her face, rubbing her face on everything…she was in pretty bad shape. When Jen got home, she called the vet to see if this was normal, they told her to bring her in…
The diagnosis was what we expected, she was having an allergic reaction to the Tramadol, but they said that caused “serotonin syndrome”. They gave her the cure for that and send us home. (This syndrome is normal for a cat but has happened in dogs…and this pill has been known to increase appetite.)
When we got home, she was super crazy, so we fed her and gave her evening antibiotic. She ate like she was starving and I was afraid she was going to eat until she threw up, so half a hot dog, a roll and a half bowl of food was enough (she normally eats about a third of this)…but she seemed to be getting crazier, so Jen called the vet again…they said bring her right in.
Second late night trip to the vet, they don’t know if it was the allergic reaction to the tramadol or the cure…they described the allergic reaction to the cure as “frenzied”…that describes it perfectly! They had to give her activated charcoal to counteract everything. And knowing that she can tolerate acepromazine, they gave her a shot of that and send home again…it’s now after 2am!
When we got home and let her out of the crate and she could not see and she kept trying to walk to a corner, I’d pick her up and put her on her bed and she would head right back to the corner….poor girl! We had to crate her for the night…she barked all night (even when she was asleep…she barked)
Around 8am when I let her out of the crate, she was more like her normal self…and she could see, but she was still very drowsy.
We decided that she was not getting any other meds (except the Ace, and only if she needed it), the further along the day went, the more her normal self she became!
She is doing so much better!!