3 April 2010
So, let's see - I believe last time I posted about the Bean (Simon's nickname), he was to begin taking 70 mg of Vetoryl (trilostane) twice a day. Since then, his ACTH stimulation tests have come back normal and his clinical signs have leveled off. He now drinks about 2.0 L of water per day. It is higher than the 0.7 L he was drinking last year at this time, but it's considerably better than the 3.5 L he was drinking four months ago. At least now he sleeps through the night, instead of waking us to go outside five to eight times a night (can you say sleep deprivation?) as he was a few months back. Also, he can hold his urine longer during the day, so the in-house accidents have stopped.
The only down side is that the meds make his back legs very weak. We used to go for almost daily hour long walks at a fast pace. These days, Simon is tuckered out after 30 minutes at a fairly slow speed. I'm hoping to build back up his rear leg muscles now that the warmer weather is coming back.
So, all in all, he is doing well and hopefully will continue to improve.