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Hello from Pineglenfarms - Help with anti-inflammatory meds

April 14th, 2008, 01:25 PM
My name is Wendy and my husband and I somehow (not sure how exactly) started rescuing feral cats. We have had many wonderful successes and afew heartaches along the way. But through it all, we wouldn't change a thing. Rescuing these dear little souls is the most rewarding thing we have ever had the pleasure of being called to do. We love them all.
Our most recent rescue is a queen (about to give birth in 2 or 3 weeks) who we have named Charlotte (because she was found in a car lot :-)
Charlotte has a SEVERE SEVERE case of galactostasis which is probably due to over zealous hormones and an abundance of milk which causes the mammory glands to swell and in her case the skin is literally splitting open due to massive massive swelling. 2 of her mammory glands are so swollen and inflammed that the skin tears and alot of the skin is now black. The surrounding area is pink, blood red and absolutely horrendous looking. It breaks my heart to think she was out there dealing with this condition on her own and about to give birth.
The good news is that the vet has her on Clavamox (2 x daily) for infection and she did manage to find her a pain medication (after my crying like a baby for SOME sort of med to help her). So she is on Tramadol (1/2 a 25mg pill every 12 hours). It really complicates the situation for my vet because she is pregnant and of course there aren't many options for Charlotte that are safe for the unborn kittens. She was also anemic so we now have her on Amino B-Plex (2 x daily) as well.
I put warm wet cloths (with some epsom salts in the water) on her mammory/nipple area a couple of times a day. I am also going to start doing this more often but will do some warm dry compresses as well so as not to wet the skin too many times a day when it might be trying to heal.
My apologies if this post is too lengthy. If you could see the severity of her condition - you would understand.

My question is this, so far we don't have any anti-inflammatory medications that we are aware of that we could give her while she is pregnant that would be safe for her unborn kittens. If anyone has any suggestions (be it medication or naturpath) I am definitely open to them. Of course I would have to discuss with my vet as well but at this time we are not aware of anything we can give to help her with the inflammation. I am hoping and praying that there is SOMETHING out there that we can give her that would be safe.

Does anyone out there have any ideas??? She is such a dear sweet soul and I am going to do everything in my power to help her. I have said many prayers for this little creature and I am determined to give her the life/comfort she deserves. I appreciate all your help out there :-)

Thanks in advance.
One worried Mom!!

April 14th, 2008, 05:46 PM
Hi pineglenfarms, and welcome to the forum!
Thanks for opening your heart and rescuing the poor babies - you give them a second chance at life!
As for your question, I recommend you post it in the Health section of this forum - a lot more people check that area and you'll be more likely to get a response.
Good luck, and I hope all works out with Charlotte and her kittens! :fingerscr

April 14th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Thanks for your help. I'll re-post :-)