Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Viagra and D-Dimers

The D-Dimers are back Mike says that The D dimers are normal. This means that any embolism was likely not too recent and that fibrinolysis is not ongoing. So she can go onto asprin as there are no clots to breakdown.

Wibble and l are awaiting the order of viagra l sent off for last night. The active ingredient Sildenafil has been found to be excellent in treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) which Wibble has, probably from her thrombus.

I have seen viagra in action over the last couple of weeks. We had a poodle in 2 weeks ago with very high pulmonary pressures and at retest last week, after one week of viagra the pressure had dropped by half.

There is no guarantee that the tablets will work as well or at all on Wib but without trying we won’t know. I was a bit worried when Mike J said viagra as it is horrendously expensive but the generic is fine.
My other problem will be to break a 100mg tablet into small pieces as they are to big but l could not get smaller ones, ahh well l have a tablet cutter and glasses.

I will get her started on the viagra first and let her get used to that check that there are no side effects then the asprin after a week or two if all goes well with the viagra.

3 comments:

Auntie Jane said...

I was a little concerned when I started reading that you ordered some Viagra for Wibble! ROFLOL... So I read on.

I didn't know it could be used on dogs... I didn't realise it had any use except the 'normal' one for men! LOL

I hope Wibs gets sorted soon.

Lesley said...

Caro dear are you sure its for Wibs? Or is she just the nice excuse? :-)

I hope she is soon feeling better give her a hug from me.

joker the lurcher said...

so pleased she is on the mend and will be stable now.

when i bought my car it had a bit of paper in the glove pocket which on closer inspection (by my son) turned out to be the instructions from a pack of viagra...