So, Miss Lacey is in the midst of another ERU attack right (just flared up this morning+prgressing scary fast like last time) and is therefore in a ton of pain. I put in a call to the vet this morning but haven't heard back yet.
If I don't hear from them tonight/early tomorrow, I will be calling again.
Anyway, last time (in April), the vet prescribed 24/7 flymasking, 2gm bute/day for 5 days, and some ointment in her eyes.
She's already flymasked like a champ, so check. I don't want to put the ointment in her eyes because it's steroid-based and if she has any sort of eye abrasion, ulcers could result, so no check.
That leaves the bute. Last time the vet said to give it all at once but that left her feeling GREAT in the evening and not so great in the morning.
I'm thinking that it might be better to seperate that bute into two seperate doses so she has more even "feel good" coverage, yes?
She got some bute this morning (.25gm) and I'm planning on giving her 1.5gm this evening since her eyes are rapidly swelling and she's really in pain, but I'm not sure about tomorrow.
In the event that I can't get contact with the vet (I BETTER or else someone, aka us, is finding a new vet) before tomorrow evening, is it ok to give give 1gm of bute in the morning and 1 at night? Or is something about that frowned upon?
And of course, as soon as I hear from the vet I will do whatever she says but until then, I feel like following her previous instructions is probably safe...