26 January 2021
Purrkins pheno levels are now in the ideal range!!
Purrkins phenobarbitol plasma level was getting into the therapeutic range on 1/16/21, 11.25 mg for 11 days, plus his increase to 15 mg for 3 days.
These results below are for 2 weeks on 15 mg 2 times a day.
Dosage of phenobarbital
Dr. Isaacs (neurologist) said the Phenobarbital dosage is per animal and how the body metabolizes the drug. They had to test the plasma concentration levels in Purrkins blood in 2 weeks since his dose was changed to ensure the pheno was therapeutic. Not too high and poisonous.
Purrkins levels determine what we do with the dose from here. If the dose were to change, they would need to retest the plasma levels after 2 weeks. If the dose remains the same, then the plasma levels would be checked once a year. The dosage goes by how each animal metabolizes the drug, not by the size of our furmily.
Back to the Kitty Vet
Purrkins had an excellent visit; he does not mind going to see Dr. R whatsoever.
We had to take the truck as we had a fresh dump of snow. Purrkins had to ride on my lap.
Purrkins does not mind traveling to Dr. Matts or to see the Kitty vet. Massive difference in a cat-only clinic vs. traditional practices (post to follow on cat-only clinics) Purrkins had his blood drawn and gets all kinds of love and attention. They adore Purrkins😽! Purrkins was in there for maybe 15 minutes, and we were on the road again.🎵
Mr.P’s parking spot at the kitty hospital.
We stopped at the pet store & pharmacy to get Purrkins meds.
Stay at home Sexy Saxton.
Saxton stayed home again. I checked on him with our little camera!
A little peace of mind! Screenshot below:)
I can talk to Saxton thru the little Wyze camera🙂 how cool!
Watch Saxton look for me 😁 The audio is not the greatest, for the cost, what does one expect. It does everything we had hoped plus.
One nickname we have for Saxton is joe birdie! Saxton’s full name is Saxton Joe. Where the birdie comes in? Who knows i am explaining this because you will hear me call Joe Birdie:)
We do not leave the little camera on when we are home:) Creepy, but it is lovely to watch the boys and check in when we are not. We have one set up 24/7 for the litter box because Sexy Saxton has health issues, and we have to know who deposits what and when:)
Wee hours in the morning, Purrkins hears his mouse again:)
Adjusting to Meds
Purrkins is starting to adjust to the pheno dosage, still not steady on his three. Each day is better! He is now doing his 2,3,4 sets of steps when we’re there to make sure he does not have a mishap. We are not to our new normal yet. We are getting there!🙌🏻
Dr.R is waiting to hear from Dr. I (neurologist) for Purrkins plan in the future! I will hear back from her again this week.
We are still w/o heat – the parts came in; they are coming out tomorrow.
Purrkins got his Tripawds Ambassador Kit in the mail today.😎
More work to do, mom?
Loads of love & much appreciation! 💝💝💝😽😽🎗🎗🎗
More updates to follow…