Max has had some issues with the clinical trial drug, his mouth tumor has swelled and become painful and he's nauseated which made getting pain and normal pills and eating a struggle . The trial vet put him on 25mg of Deramaxx daily for inflammation but he wasn't eating and was yelping when I grazed his lip to wipe away the thick strings of drool he had going on. It was really sad.
Friday morning I called our vet and she was kind enough to make space to see him on short notice. He had some neck spots out of place so a chiro adjustment helped and my vet put him on 100 mg of Gabapentin 3x daily. It seems to have helped markedly. I can now get pills down him, he's eating food that's been slurried with babyfood and yogurt and will take pills in applesauce again, so it's a win. But I've also heard that there are side effects when/if we go off it among other things. My vet didn't really explain the whole cycle because we don't know how long he'll be on this. What do I need to know?
Max "the ninja"-American Cocker Spaniel G-day 3/2009
Charlie "the middle child"- Orange Tabby G-day 7/2005
Sadie - Grey Tabby 9/1996-8/4/2012 RIP