M Database Inspector (cheetah)
|Not logged in. Login|
|4100||Tactics||Valium Tactics Considerations||
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?
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).