Sorry for the delay, she's been on Metacam for around 6 weeks, at first she was like Super Kitty, she became territorial again and saw off every feline visitor to her catflap, she was my old girl once again and when I took her for her 2 week check up she had been grooming and either allowed me to remove her matted fur from her back or done it herself. Over the following 4 weeks though I saw her go slowly back to how she was before she went on the Metcam, she's either sleepy, matted again at her lower back and will not let me near her to groom and unmat it.
I knew before I went that the Metacam should have helped the pain for longer than a month, you hear of cats on it long term for arthritis so I did wonder if there is something else going on there? I've also seen her panting once or twice and she has been sick twice over the past 3 days (that I've seen).
The vet has now decided on her being anaesthetised and having xrays tomorrow. I have been asked to consider what I might do if the outcome is not good and I have decided that if she is in pain that cannot be controlled long term then I will let her go. I know she's not going to live forever but the next step is going to be tramadol, if the tramadol would only work for a month then I really don't see the point in that to be honest, it's not fair to her.
Sorry to babble on but I thought I would check in and let you know. do you have any ideas why she might be in pain again so soon and why the Metacam may have stopped working? It's okay to be honest. Also, the vet has said not to feed her for 18 hours before, my poor girl will be soooo hungry as if she is not home until tomorrow afternoon then she will not have eaten for over 24 hours, is there a bit of leverage there on the 18 hours?