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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Update on Lexie

I took her to the vet on Wednesday for her Rodent Ulcers. The vet said they were pretty bad and that she may need up to 3 cortisone injections. It was pretty affordable so My OMG this is going to cost a fortune thinking is gone. I was telling her about how Lexie was when she came to me and she cant believe how good she looks today. I asked her about Lexie's nails. most of them are dull and only 3 are sharp. She said that was most likely due to her previously poor diet.
Lexie has plaque on the backs of her legs and that ties into the syndrome Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex she has that also causes the ulcers. she said the cortisone should help with that as well.
Just yesterday I can tell the shot made a difference and is helping her heal. her lips are no longer puffy, swollen and red. I love her so much and I'm so glad she came to us and is getting the care she needs.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 11:19 PM
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Poor little Lexie! So many problems, she's lucky to have you to take care of her.

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My kitty Blaze had EG. Her case was pretty severe and she had to have all of her molars pulled and the vet kept her on prednisone, an oral steroid. Maybe it was prednisolone, I can't recall. Anyhow, I do feel the long-term steroid use shortened her life...BUT...while she was on the steroids she had a wonderful life with no pain from the EG.
My vet explained that EG could be controlled, but that it appeared Blaze was an unusual case and every time we backed off the steroids her painful problems reappeared. That was when we discussed longevity vs quality-of-life and made the decision to keep her on a continual low dose of steroids. She had five fabulous years.
It sounds like your Lexie will have a much easier time than my Blaze did, and I am very happy for you both!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 03:56 AM
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Glad to hear the cortisone shots are helping Lexie feel better.
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