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Jack's-Jane
06-07-2006, 05:35 PM
Although his Snuffles and Conjunctivitis have nearly cleared up Major Tom still has a sore back. Also, despite having had a Dental on 15th June he has a sore mouth :cry: He has only eaten SS pellets since he has been here. Wont touch hay/grass/dandelion leaves/gratted Veg/Critical Care......
He is on Metacam and I have noticed that he eats more and with less difficulty for the 12 or so hours after the pain relief. But as it wears off he stops eating and its obvious his mouth is bothering him.
Poor old chap :( He seems happy enough, even though he has to put up with me sleeping in his pen!! :roll: :lol:

Janex

bunny_burrows
06-07-2006, 05:40 PM
Awww poor lad! :( I hope he feels better once he has been to the vets. :)

Jack's-Jane
06-07-2006, 08:19 PM
Thanks!! He is a real sweetheart :love:

Janex

Charliesangel
06-07-2006, 08:22 PM
Awww poor old guy!! I hope he feels better soon!!

And for your Jane- I hope you can sleep on your own inflatable mattress soon!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

xxx

Jack's-Jane
06-07-2006, 09:20 PM
Awww poor old guy!! I hope he feels better soon!!

And for your Jane- I hope you can sleep on your own inflatable mattress soon!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

xxx

I thought about the inflatable but was worried it would pop if Major T tried to nibble it!! :shock: :roll: :lol:

Janex

SOAD
06-07-2006, 09:36 PM
Bless him. xxx

sparklefairy
06-07-2006, 10:08 PM
Hope he feels better soonxxxx snuggles to Major Tom xx

Jack's-Jane
07-07-2006, 10:39 AM
Major Tom has seen Christabel. She says his mouth is very inflammed and he has arthritc hips :(
So even though his Snuffles is better he is to stay on antibiotics and will also stay on Metacam. On Monday Christabel will re-examin him and he may have to have another GA/Dental :( Oh dear, what a worry as he is an old boy and has already had a GA less than a month ago........

Janex

sparklefairy
07-07-2006, 11:54 AM
awwww poor old tom :( these oldies are a worry :? even though Nomad isn't mine anymore :( I worry about him too. with Tom and his poor hips and mouth and Nomad and his spine and deaf ears there must be some parts that are ok :shock:
sending love and healing vibes to Major Tom xxx

Jack's-Jane
07-07-2006, 10:35 PM
Oh the wonder of Metacam!!
Major Tom really benefits from his daily 'fix'!!
An hour or so after an injection of Metacam he is so much more mobile and eating is less painful for him. He is such a brave soldier as his arthritis must have been a problem for quite some time.
I do love the elderly Bunsters, they are so rewarding to care for :D

Janex

bluebunny
07-07-2006, 10:41 PM
Awww bless him!
how often does he have his metacam?

Jack's-Jane
07-07-2006, 11:02 PM
Awww bless him!
how often does he have his metacam?

He has one injection a day (0.1ml) It seems to provide about 18 hours Analgesia. I can really tell when it has worn off as the Major takes to his bed looking very sorry for himself :(
An hour after the injection he is ready to parachute behind enemy lines!! :lol:

Janex

raven_guest
08-07-2006, 10:48 AM
Metacam is brilliant! My GP broke her leg years ago and would practically bite the end of the syringe to take the metacam! Nice drug dependancy!

Jack's-Jane
08-07-2006, 11:27 AM
Metacam is brilliant! My GP broke her leg years ago and would practically bite the end of the syringe to take the metacam! Nice drug dependancy!

I thought you meant your DOCTOR when I first read your post!! :shock: :lol: :lol:

Janex