Help gout or MBD.

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Re: Help gout or MBD.

Postby Drache613 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:04 pm

Hello Diane,

Terrific, I am sure he is loving the nice sunshine, it usually does perk them up most of the time.
I hope you can get that tube bulb mounted better, I think it will make a huge difiference.
Sorry you had such a hard time getting through or having a civil conversation with anyone at the vets office.
Are they going to get the anti-inflammatory to you tomorrow then for pain? I don't think it would hurt to get him on some Allopurinol for awhile anyway, to hopefully see some progress.
Acceptable levels are 1.8mg/dl to 4.0mg/dl Personally, I don't think the levels really should be above 5 & if they are then they should begin to be monitored. That means there is more uric acid being produced than what is being excreted & has started to build up some.

Let us know how he is doing.

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Re: Help gout or MBD.

Postby LeafGirl » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:10 pm

I picked up the pain/anti-inflammatory yesterday and gave him some this morning. Now I am still working on getting them giving me the allopurinol


Drache613 wrote:Hello Diane,

Terrific, I am sure he is loving the nice sunshine, it usually does perk them up most of the time.
I hope you can get that tube bulb mounted better, I think it will make a huge difiference.
Sorry you had such a hard time getting through or having a civil conversation with anyone at the vets office.
Are they going to get the anti-inflammatory to you tomorrow then for pain? I don't think it would hurt to get him on some Allopurinol for awhile anyway, to hopefully see some progress.
Acceptable levels are 1.8mg/dl to 4.0mg/dl Personally, I don't think the levels really should be above 5 & if they are then they should begin to be monitored. That means there is more uric acid being produced than what is being excreted & has started to build up some.

Let us know how he is doing.

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Re: Help gout or MBD.

Postby Drache613 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:27 pm

Hello Diane,

Ok, great. How did he do on the anti-inflammatory, did he take it alright?
I hope he is sleeping well, without a black beard or anything. Let us know how he is doing.

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Re: Help gout or MBD.

Postby LeafGirl » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:01 am

He did pretty good with taking the anti-inflammatory. He has been sleeping well though this whole thing with no black beard at all. I have noticed the swelling down some today so looks like anti-inflammatory is working for that. I have a call into to the vet for him to call me. Will be asking for the meds for gout. I also fixed the lighting and was able to rig something up as you will see in the photo. Thank you so much Tracie for all the advice through this!!

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Re: Help gout or MBD.

Postby Drache613 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:05 pm

Hello Diane,

Great, the light placement is much better now, he should be able to get much better UVB exposure. He looks happy basking there!
That's wonderful his swelling has gone down some. Maybe you can get them to get him on a short term allopurinol treatment anyway, just to be sure the levels go down & to help the kidneys out.
At least the anti-inflammatory seems to be helping out for him right now.
I'm happy he isn't black bearding & has been sleeping well also.
I'm glad that I have been able to help out for you. Keep us posted on him!

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Re: Help gout or MBD.

Postby LeafGirl » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:32 pm

Well the vet never called me again and I did not realize they close early today so I missed my chance to call again. So another day goes by. Very frustrating. But at least he seems to be doing ok. He has been walking on it better but still swelling. I will be giving him a second dose of the anti-inflammatory tomorrow morning.
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Re: Help gout or MBD.

Postby Drache613 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:36 pm

Hello Diane,

That is extremely frustrating! I can't believe that they didn't call you back, but, it's friday so that is probably one reason.
I'm glad to hear that he is doing well despite everything. Hopefully he takes the second dose well also. Keep us posted on him.

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Re: Help gout or MBD.

Postby LeafGirl » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:01 am

So finally someone called me back today!! Yay. So this one tells me "yes the vet is saying gout and they will call the medication in to be compounded but this will not cure it but may help prevent future problems/ flare ups" obviously the technician I was speaking to before was not getting the correct information and didn't really know much about the situation. I'm still a little frustrated that the Vet himself did not speak to me and had done it sooner but at least I now will be getting the medication. They are going to give me a month supply. It will not be ready till Monday. The swelling looks like it went down a little but not to much.

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Re: Help gout or MBD.

Postby Drache613 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:41 pm

Hello Diane,

That is great they called you & are going to prescribe the allopurinol then. I do think it will help & can manage his condition. Maybe he wont have to be on it permanently especially if the swelling has gone down some. I hope he is feeling better!
Even if he does need it for life, to manage kidney issues, the maintenance dose is very low so it wouldn't be any big deal.
Too bad the vet himself didn't call though, but at least you managed to get something accomplished.
Let us know how he is doing!

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