short veso : Ashley's ordeal

Rick Womer rickpics14 at
Mon Oct 5 15:30:53 EDT 2020

Glad she’s on the mend, Ann! Prednisone is nasty, bitter-tasting stuff, very difficult to mask. Too bad there aren’t 2.5mg tablets!


> On Oct 5, 2020, at 1:11 PM, John <jsessoms002 at> wrote:
> I'm glad to hear she's doing better. I hope the "forever" for the weekly 1/2 pills is a long, long time.
> On 10/5/2020 08:08:06, ann sanfedele wrote:
>> Now that she is much better and has gained back some weight I feel I can share this mini vid I took before I took her to get an Ultra Sound two weeks ago. She had to
>> do without any food after midnight the night before this was shot and she was NOT pleased.. as she let me know here..
>> She had had a concerning pattern of weight loss recently , vet visit a couple of months ago indicated some kind of IBD  - she got steroids and B vitamin shot and
>> improved a bit then declined again.. so the Ultra Sound proved necessary.. she came home with pills to take  1/2 of twice a day for two weeks then once a week "forever"
>> It took some creativity to get the pill into her - the solution after some experimenting turned out to be burying the tiny thing in a small wad of cheddar cheese - actually, English Double Glouster . she gets that into her tummy quickly and therefore is spared the bitter taste of the pill (mashing up the pill in her food was NOT a good solution
>> "fool me once... ")  the pills are Prednisolone . 5mg pills cut in half.   I didn't want to tell people anything aobut her trials until I was able to say she is responding nicely
>> to the meds and is up to many of her old naughty tricks , is displaying good bathroom behaviour and hasn't barfed  at all in two weeks.
>> so here is the short vid I took early in the morning of Sept 22 before we went to the vet..  video verite - took with my darkside little camera - no editing.
>> ann
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