Monday, July 14, 2008

Mojo Improving

Well, it's been a couple of weeks since last posting photos of Mojo's flair, and I have to say that he has come a long way. We are all pleased with the results from the various medications he is currently taking. Here is a photo, taken July 2, 2008.
Mojo's current Medication schedule looks like this...

  • 35mg Cyclosporine daily (10mg in the am and 25mg in the pm)
  • 1/2 Zenequin daily (antibiotic)
  • 1/2 Antihistamine daily or as needed
  • 1cc allergy serum every two weeks

After a couple more weeks on his meds this is what he looks like...big improvement! It may be that he will be able to come off of at least one of his meds this week. Keeping fingers crossed for him! GO MOJO!!!

Our next course of action, after speaking with his vet this morning is to continue with the antibiotics until they are all gone. This should be another week or so. Then we will go one more week with just the regular dose of the cyclosporine. Then the following week we will cut down to just 25mg of cyclosporine daily, and after a week at that level, I'll call the vet again.

Next on our list will be tackling the cause of the diarrhea, or at least trying to determine the least amount of medications needed to keep it away. Right now, since we aren't having any diarrhea problems, I guess our course of action will be to reduce meds until we cause it, and then give a touch more to stop it again. I don't know this for sure, but this would be what I would try.

Mojo goes to see his regular vet for his annual visit on Thursday...I'm hoping we will see a little bit of weight gain for him. Mojo is due for his rabies and FVRCP vaccines. Tanner is going along for the ride, so he can get weighed too. He is trying to lose weight because he is a fat boy! At his last weigh-in he had lost an ounce! This was an exciting time for Tanner. I hope to see another few ounces on Thursday. It has been two weeks since our last weigh-in. GO TANNER!!!