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  • Banu Korgul
    Aslan has left dilated cardiomyopathy. He is 10-15 yrs old. He also has crf. His sight was bad and now its worse.. Had to take him to the vet for eye
    Message 1 of 9 , Feb 29, 2012
      Aslan has left dilated cardiomyopathy. He is 10-15 yrs old. He also has crf.

      His sight was bad and now its worse..
      Had to take him to the vet for eye ultrasound. ( i am not taking him out of the house nit to stres him after a bad period in december) But when he started to bump into places, i tought this , him getting blind also causes stress.. So took him to the eye Prof vet.
      The eye Prof said the retinal detachment was not as bad as he tought and there was something in the front part if his eyes that a drop would adhere and thus work..
      He prescribed this med for Aslan. And ocasin solution. ( total 2 solutions)

      4 times a day for 2 weeks, then 2 times a day for 1 week..
      The following has cortisone in it.
      Aslan was in chf after a long acting depomedrol shot in december..

      Would this eye solution hurt?
      İ âm afraid ti make him worse now that he looks happy :)
      But i started the drop on monday and affetmeye first drops , he avluda me and i do not want to stress him. So i can't do 4 rounds.

      Thanks



      http://www.1800petmeds.com/Dexamethasone+Sodium+Phosphate+Ophthalmic+Solution-prod10052.html


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    • Banu Korgul
      İ must add. He does not have eye hypertension glaucoma.. Sent via Banu s iPod touch ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Message 2 of 9 , Feb 29, 2012
        İ must add. He does not have eye hypertension glaucoma..

        Sent via Banu's iPod touch

        On Mar 1, 2012, at 5:00, Banu Korgul <banukorgul@...> wrote:

        > Aslan has left dilated cardiomyopathy. He is 10-15 yrs old. He also has crf.
        >
        > His sight was bad and now its worse..
        > Had to take him to the vet for eye ultrasound. ( i am not taking him out of the house nit to stres him after a bad period in december) But when he started to bump into places, i tought this , him getting blind also causes stress.. So took him to the eye Prof vet.
        > The eye Prof said the retinal detachment was not as bad as he tought and there was something in the front part if his eyes that a drop would adhere and thus work..
        > He prescribed this med for Aslan. And ocasin solution. ( total 2 solutions)
        >
        > 4 times a day for 2 weeks, then 2 times a day for 1 week..
        > The following has cortisone in it.
        > Aslan was in chf after a long acting depomedrol shot in december..
        >
        > Would this eye solution hurt?
        > İ âm afraid ti make him worse now that he looks happy :)
        > But i started the drop on monday and affetmeye first drops , he avluda me and i do not want to stress him. So i can't do 4 rounds.
        >
        > Thanks
        >
        > http://www.1800petmeds.com/Dexamethasone+Sodium+Phosphate+Ophthalmic+Solution-prod10052.html
        >
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        >
        >

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      • Carol
        Why is the vet prescribing a steroid? I would NOT five Aslan the Dexamethasone. It s a powerful steroid and it is also a long lasting one in the body. Does
        Message 3 of 9 , Feb 29, 2012
          Why is the vet prescribing a steroid? I would NOT five Aslan the Dexamethasone. It's a powerful steroid and it is also a long lasting one in the body.

          Does anyone else know if steroid eye drops have the same effect on the heart ( causing fluid retention and CHF) as injections or pills do?

          Carol





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        • Pablo Frank
          hi all, does anyone know about any site that displayes statistics about heart diseasis in cats? Or at least how to look for that? i ve been googling the matter
          Message 4 of 9 , Feb 29, 2012
            hi all,
            does anyone know about any site that displayes statistics about heart diseasis in cats? Or at least how to look for that? i've been googling the matter without any result. If someone has any document on the matter, and send/share it, i will thank him/her a lot.
            Pablo Frank

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            From: carolroar@...
            Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:54:12 -0500
            Subject: Re: [FH] Dexamethason usage
































            Why is the vet prescribing a steroid? I would NOT five Aslan the Dexamethasone. It's a powerful steroid and it is also a long lasting one in the body.



            Does anyone else know if steroid eye drops have the same effect on the heart ( causing fluid retention and CHF) as injections or pills do?



            Carol



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          • elfinmyst@aol.com
            Hi I`m not sure how much of an eye drop steroid would be absorbed, but I have had to use topical steroid creams for infections with my heart cats and they are
            Message 5 of 9 , Mar 1, 2012
              Hi

              I`m not sure how much of an eye drop steroid would be absorbed, but I have
              had to use topical steroid creams for infections with my heart cats and
              they are very poorly absorbed by skin. Plus the topical creams only have a
              small amount because it's going direct to where it's needed rather than a pill
              which needs loads to get everywhere.

              But eye drops? I`m not sure.. would depend how much was in it and how much
              was absorbed.

              Lyn

              _www.myfurkids.co.uk_ (http://www.myfurkids.co.uk/)

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            • Lynda Doty
              Two things: my sister (human) had steroids in eye drops. Evidently they were pretty powerful because they worked great and the doctor had to wean her off of
              Message 6 of 9 , Mar 1, 2012
                Two things: my sister (human) had steroids in eye drops. Evidently they were pretty powerful because they worked great and the doctor had to wean her off of them.
                     Second, Martha (cat) was on dexamethasone and it  shot her sugar up very high. She was on it for IBD, so we discontinued it and put her on budesonide, which acts only in the gut. She is doing fine on that, but the specialist says she must not have dexamethasone again.
                     As far as the heart, I have no experience because this happened before her HCM diagnosis.

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                Blessings,
                Lynda, Martha & Angel C.B.



















                 









                Hi



                I`m not sure how much of an eye drop steroid would be absorbed, but I have

                had to use topical steroid creams for infections with my heart cats and

                they are very poorly absorbed by skin. Plus the topical creams only have a

                small amount because it's going direct to where it's needed rather than a pill

                which needs loads to get everywhere.



                But eye drops? I`m not sure.. would depend how much was in it and how much

                was absorbed.



                Lyn

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              • Banu Korgul
                As it says in the link provided, the eye drop is 5ml bottle with 1% dexamethasone in it.. I stopped using it for now , until I hear from this group.. But his
                Message 7 of 9 , Mar 1, 2012
                  As it says in the link provided, the eye drop is 5ml bottle with 1% dexamethasone in it..

                  I stopped using it for now , until I hear from this group.. But his condition can be irreversible if not treated asap..

                  Can someone ask her/his vet please? But please state that Aslan has dilated cardiomyopathy not HCM ..

                  Thanks
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                • Banu Korgul
                    Hello, Isnt there anyone using/tried to use/was prescribed w this med? btw, the vet who had given Aslan the depomedrol shot in Dec was indeed a cardiology
                  Message 8 of 9 , Mar 1, 2012
                     
                    Hello,
                    Isnt there anyone using/tried to use/was prescribed w this med?

                    btw, the vet who had given Aslan the depomedrol shot in Dec was indeed a cardiology professor. Actually probably the only one.
                    (I am not planning to give any cortisone orally or via injection (if not an emergency etc) anymore)
                     
                    But..
                     
                    His sight is getting worse, he has retinal detachment.
                    And this eye drop may be his only chance while he can still seize light.

                    Please share any info you have
                    Thanks

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                  • elfinmyst@aol.com
                    Hi The only eye creams my cats have used are optimmune and antibiotic ones. The optimmune was a steroid but Arthur doesn t have HCM. I`m sorry you are facing
                    Message 9 of 9 , Mar 2, 2012
                      Hi

                      The only eye creams my cats have used are optimmune and antibiotic ones.
                      The optimmune was a steroid but Arthur doesn't have HCM. I`m sorry you are
                      facing this choice, what does the cardiologist think? I honestly wish I could
                      give some advice but I'm not sure what I`d do if it were my cat.

                      I hope someone replies soon for you.

                      Lyn.

                      _www.myfurkids.co.uk_ (http://www.myfurkids.co.uk/)

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