short veso : Ashley's ordeal

Rick Womer rickpics14 at
Mon Oct 5 16:09:47 EDT 2020

Nope. I’ve tasted the plain powder, and it’s awful.

We use it in pediatrics for asthma attacks, severe allergic reactions and such, and it’s a real challenge to get it into a kid who doesn’t swallow pills.

> On Oct 5, 2020, at 3:48 PM, John <jsessoms002 at> wrote:
> I'm pretty sure the bad taste is intentional so you won't take any more of it than you absolutely have to.
> On 10/5/2020 15:30:53, Rick Womer wrote:
>> 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!
>> Rick
>>> 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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