Have you tried to record the sounds of his breathing to replay for a vet?
Suppose you told them about past episodes & effects of thorough cleaning?
On Mar 6, 2017 8:33 PM, "ROBERT CHAPEL" <bcha...@optonline.net> wrote:
> Hello All:
> My remaining boy ( Magellin aka " Jelly " ) has some kind of fluid either
> in his lungs or in his trachea... The oddest thing is that despite my
> hearing it ALL the time ( and even frequently cupping him to get him to
> cough and clear it a bit) 2 Vets have failed to hear it ( and... in fact...
> it seems to disappear when I've taken him somewhere to "show" them what I'm
> talking about)... possibly adrenaline from being anxious about being in the
> car and a new environment dries it up temporarily.. just like we get dry
> mouths when we are scared?? It concerns me even though it's not currently
> causing him a lot of distress.... it's just very disconcerting when I hear
> him gurgling as he eats his dinner or as he sleeps because I simply don't
> know what it is and if there is something I should be addressing before it
> gets worse... When I first got him he appeared to have an asthma like
> condition with multiple attacks of a kind of " hacking" each day....
> Interestingly that was last March as well ( when I first got him.... almost
> to the day today..... along his little but older "brother" who lasted just
> under a year with me despite many many trips to vets and multiple meds
> nearly the entire time I had him.... I call him little because he failed
> to thrive from the get go...a poster cat for bad FeLV) I still feel his
> loss and I will be devastated if I were to lose this guy over something I
> could have done something about..... The asthma like condition went away
> after I gave the rugs a thorough cleaning, moved all the furniture away
> from the walls and vacuumed and cleaned... got rid of as much dust as I
> could.... I did so many damn things I'd be hard pressed to know which ( if
> any) were the most useful...could have been simply that when I was finally
> able to open the windows THAT did it... All that said.... just wondering
> if anyone has had such symptoms with a cat ( sounds like one of us might
> sound after a bad chest cold just as the mucuus is loosening up... but
> instead of getting better it simply stays at the same level.... Anyone
> have experience with using nebulizers with cats ( and yes I've done the
> bathroom shower thing... thats a bit wasteful....).... I'm actually
> wondering about these new " Vape things... ie... if I were to add a small
> dose of medication to it.... they produce a HUGE amount of vapor and could
> be a LOT cheaper than a nebulizer..... Wondering also if anyone has ever
> given a cat a small dose of a mucolytic medication with what result.???
> Ultimately I'll do a chest Xray but... these are rather pricey and it's
> spring "wedding" time now.... another cash outlay.... Though I won't hold
> off if it gets worse... I've just been home a LOT lately and have been
> hearing it all day long many days....
> The little guy is still playful , energetic, eats well ,poops and pees
> normally and is his same ultra sociable self... I just don't want to ignore
> something I really should possible be paying more attention to.....
> thanks for any suggestions and experience...
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