Thursday, October 13, 2011

Prednisone With My Coffee

Can I have a bit of Prednisone with my Coffee ?

Ashton Rosevelt, my nine year old grey striped tabby,
is taking meds for his love of pulling his fur out.
When Dr. asked if I wanted pills or liquid,
I said liquid,
thinking I'd have more luck getting
that in than the pills.
I'm not sure I was right.
This meowning,
 while I was in the bathroom,
in walks Ashton to say MEOW.
I slowly close the door,
he didn't notice.
Was too busy doing the
and I get the bottle and syringe ready.
Still no problems.
I thought I had it made.
Oh, was I ever wrong.
I think and that's a maybe
that I got some and I mean a few drops
of his don't scratch yourself
and pull your fur out medicine in him.
I did however get a lot of it on me and the floor.
Yes, I did.
It flew everywhere.
Man can he shake his head.
So, I was thinking
Alex, may I have
 Prednisone With My Coffee
 for Two Hundred
And he would have said,
Well, yes you may.
The one thing I do know Is that
 I'm not scratching or pulling out my fur.
Ashton .. now that's a different story.

~ JC ~


Fuzzy Tales said...

That stuff is vile, even if you have it compounded with a flavour (like chicken), which is what my former vet clinic did 4 or 5 years ago when Annie was sick at the time and had a course of Prednisolone. Even so, she foamed at the mouth and it was awful for us both. I used to have to straddle her on the floor, hold her between my knees and sit back, putting some of my weight on her, and then be quick with the syringe.

BTW, that straddling technique hasn't worked with Derry with his bout of cystitis and the liquid pain meds (only comes in liquid). I had to put him on the counter and scruff him gently but firmly and hope like heck I could get some of the meds into him.

So good luck--if you haven't tried the straddling (you kneel on the floor with the cat between your legs, in case I wasn't clear), give that a go. At least it leaves both hands free, unless you have a cat that turns wild (like Derry).

Remington said...

Oh the fun of giving meds to a cat....Beth has a terrible time doing that.... Me? I don't mind one bit!

Purrfect Haven said...

oh.. what a saga.. we would have gone with your approach too...BUT .. never underestimate a feline when medical intervention is required by a mere human (even a loved one). Love Darcy and Bingley xx

Brian said...

Oh that doesn't sound too yummy to me!

Rose H (UK) said...

I think giving cats meds should be an Olympic's VERY challenging! Good luck with the next dose.

clairz said...

What a wonderful title for a song. Now you've got THAT stuck in my head...

LeAnn said...

Ug I do hate giving meds-- of any kind- to the kitties. The dog-- he will take anything if you hide it in some cat food. Did you try wrapping him in a towel and theh holding him like a football? Though Fuzzy Tales straddle sounds like a good idea too.
I always load up more than they are supposed to have too with the hope that they MIGHT get close to what they need.
Little Boogers!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

I hopes that you are able to get the nasty taste out of your mouth!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

It must taste terrible. I find pills in Pill Pockets work best for me!

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! Just looking around here, and had to grin at the thought of giving a cat medicine! They just are total masters at independence...and flexibility! The only thing more difficult than medicating is caging to take them to the vet...partly because I never fail to get tickled at the antics and I'm laughing too hard to be a good participant in the activity!

Laoch of Chicago said...

I have lived this.

Judy said...

I was going to tell you about the straddling technique, but I am too late! Cross your feet behind the cat so she can't back out from underneath you!
Hope you do not start pulling your hair out, now, too!

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals