last update on Simon, we were upping his meds to 90 mg of Vetoryl once a day, in the hopes that this adjustment would do the trick. No such luck.
Since the beginning of February, his medication was changed to 45 mg twice a day, then 60 mg twice a day. After his last ACTH stimulation test, the vet said that Simon's cortisol levels were finally in the proper range. However, the excessive drinking/urinating haven't returned to normal. After consultation (by the vet) with the company that makes Vetoryl, it was decided to increase the meds slightly to 70 mg twice a day. If this adjustment doesn't reign in the drinking/peeing, we will have to try another medication. This increase in medication is not without its risks - if Simon's cortisol levels get suppressed too much, he can have an Addisonian crisis, which can be life threatening.
Between the anxiety over the little man's health and the possibility of overdose, I am feeling the strain. Not to mention the cost - treatment has not been cheap (let's just say that I could buy a whole lot of fabric with the money being spent on drugs and testing).
Simon is doing well otherwise. Other than watery eyes, stiff and occasionally trembling rear legs (which are side effects of the medication), you wouldn't even know he is ill. He still bellows for his supper and wags his tail like mad when my hubby comes home at night.