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4010 Tactics Valium giving tactics The unit of administration is the lowest quantity
that can possibly have some affect.

I started with 1.25mg, some rough periods are 2.5mg.
During a few months in the end of 2005 it was 5mg.

First and most important rule is useless,
except as a general guideline:

Never give her Valium, but if a
Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome episode
will start in a half an hour,
give her the lowest unit right now.

From my experience with Nekko,
I am certain that if this rule could be followed,
it will yield perfect results,
with the minimum quantities of Valium administered.
4050 Tactics Tactic Tactics It is important that tactics are monitored, refined
and improved over time.
The most important unreliable tactic consideration
is my power of observation:
The ability to predict the upcoming 20 or so minutes.
I am wrong more often than not, making sure I am always
wrong to the direction of having given less Valium
rather than more.
The correction is giving more Valium later,
usually at the expense of a bigger quantity overall.
This is just a safety measure for my mistake and can not
in any significant degree improve my powers of observation
even after extended experience with many very
similar episodes.
This is mostly because episodes vary in Nekko's
violent behavior in several orthogonal ways:
1. The time elapsed from the onset of the episode.
2. The overall severity.
3. The quantities of Valium given,
and the precise time given,
with respect to the then current severity.

What I do is take a less scientific route:

I describe in the Diary, to minute detail the context
of two important center of focus thoughts:
1. The exact external details that affect my judgment.
2. What my judgment is, at the time occurring,
especially focusing on predictions.
(i.e. I believe this is an episode that 1.25 will
suffice to suffocate,
if I give it right now, because of so and so)

It is also crucial in this method that no
Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome
event is to transpire, without having
something written on it in the Diary,
with exact times and detail as much as practical.
The valiumLogBook at least details exact times
and quantities given, from which I can deduce
the events, correlating with other experiences.

With no Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome activity shortly after,
the next log will be long after,
since I never write except during episodes.
This means she was calm, and I can compare
with the written environment and my predictions.

If more events occurred shortly after, they will be logged.
In any case the information is 'covered'.
4100 Tactics Valium Tactics Considerations Background:
1. I hardly ever give Valium when all is calm and no
Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome pre-signs are present,
at the least.
During such times, 1.25mg is very effective
in making her sleep for at least 12 hours.
This is mostly because she would hardly
ever be awake if I did, and experience shows
she would often wake up sharply into an
Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome episode requring more
Valium, often enough, regardless.
2. Episodes are different in severity,
which gradually grows towards a 'climax',
with a winding down period.
3. It is difficult to judge severity during the pre-sign time.
4. The length of an episode varies as well,
mostly in correlation to severity, but not always so:
Some episode can start rapidly and violently
and be short in all).
5. Being locked in the bedroom,
where we usually sleep together, on a heated water bed,
with as little noise distractions as possible,
can calm down an episode, if caught early enough,
thereby requiring less or no Valium.
6. Petting her forcefully in early stages, refusing her attempts to escape, can sometimes likewise
calm her down.
7. Most important, the earlier during the episode she is
given Valium, the less severe the stage, and
a lesser quantity is required.
8. After an episode is over I can estimate its overall severity.
Since episodes start low and grow,
it is more important to judge
"How severe are things right now".
My scale has three such levels,
1.25, 2.5 and 5, denoted by milligrams of Valium,
answering the following question:
What is the smallest amount Valium I can administer
and hope (based on my experience)
that it might suffice in calming her down?

Tactics:
1. Administer according to the scale, as soon as I notice an Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome episode with 'current'
severity 1.25 or more.
Administer more as necessary.
2. Regularly. (as in that much/times daily).
3. Administer when known triggers of
Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome are anticipated,
therby preventing episodes from occurring.

Over time I have experimented with all of these.
Normally, and throughout most of her history,
the first strategy was used, except for upcoming visits of
familiar specific guests.
Certain frequent guests are more FHS promoting then
others, with varying anticipated degrees of FHS severity,
and I apply strategy 3 in such cases, depending on the guest.
(most guests are 1.25mg worth, some are 2.5).
4200 Tactics Calm Tactics 1. best is Valium. The earlier in the attack I catch it, the less the dosage.

2. Pet her vigorously on the neck, thereby feeling her anger
dissolving into pleasure. This might take an hour or even two.
and may fail some of the time.
If successful, the first sign is that she would bite me semi
aggressively if I stop petting her.
The next sign is that she would move away towards one of her favorite
suckling OCD objects and continue calming herself down on her own
in this way, and later fall asleep.
She might fail during this phase, resulting in a re-growing
Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome episode.

3. Lock her in a small dark room with no distractions and noise.
I discovered this one by chance when she attacked Shira
mildly during a Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome episode
a long time before Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome was diagnosed.
I thought I was punishing her and locked in the toilet room.
A very small room.
After about five minutes I felt guilty, also I was alert to the fact
she was not making any noises wanted to get out and was worried.
I opened the door to find her lying calmly on the minute carpet
surrounding the toilet seat.
I left the door open, she was so quit, exhausted from the attack and a sleep,
she would come out until much later, just sleeping there.