Lynn, we had to give doxy to one of our cats last year. It can be compounded by a pharmacy to taste better. It's not cheap, and there is a short shelf life. Might be worth a try.
I feel what you are going through. My thoughts are with you. Dede --- Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Thank you Laurie. I needed to hear that. > Lynne > ----- Original Message ----- > From: laurieskatz > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 9:47 AM > Subject: Re: breathing difficulties > > > Vet isn't in same emotional space as you > are...could be the explanation. > Prayers with you. I feel he is going to be fine. > L > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Lynne > To: email@example.com > Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 8:28 AM > Subject: Re: breathing difficulties > > > No, he didn't aspirate. I gave the water > immediately after the doxy so I don't know which > caused it. I think he was hyperventilating. I > stayed with him til he calmed down and went to > sleep, and honestly I'm afraid to go upstairs. I'm > sure he does sense my anxiety. He does not like to > be held or confined in any manner. What bugs me > though is when we go to the vet, the vet can do > anything to him, give him pills, take his temp and > BooBoo will just go limp, won't argue, fight, > nothing, just scowel. > > Better go upstairs and make sure he's just > sleeping. > > Lynne > ----- Original Message ----- > From: laurieskatz > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 9:02 AM > Subject: Re: breathing difficulties > > > Did he aspirate? Was the problem after the > water or after the doxy? Maybe the water isn't > working with him. I would call the vet and ask about > this. Our vet told us we had to give the doxy > directly (not mixed in food). Midas hated it too. > > It's really important thing is for YOU to be > calm before you give him the meds and don't think > about it before you actually do it. This is how I > got Frankie, a formerly feral kitten, to take > inhaled meds. I had to calm my own mind. I also > think they can sense if we are going to give them a > med so I didn't think about it before I sat down to > do it. It did help. Our cats sense our "mood"...I > hope this makes sense. I just got up. > L > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Lynne > To: email@example.com > Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 7:53 AM > Subject: breathing difficulties > > > I had a frightening event with BooBoo this > morning. He hates being given this Doxy and fights > me. I gave him some water via syringe after it as > well. Suddenly he started gasping for air, > breathing through his mouth for about 10 minutes. > He is anemic and breathes heavily under normal > circumstances. I can't imagine what kind of stress > the Interferon shots are going to cause him. Should > I try mixing this Doxy with his wet food? It's > doubtful he would get the appropriate dosage if I > did because he is a light eater. I'm beginning to > think that I'm fighting a losing battle here and > perhaps it would be best to just let nature take its > course without intervention. I hate this. One > minute he seems perky and now he's just exhausted. > I spent the time with him while he was having > problems breathing comforting him, just to get him > settled down and even his purring was excessively > loud. I don't know how much more this little guy > can tolerate. > > Lynne > "When you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God" Mosiah 2:17 ____________________________________________________________________________________ Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them fast with Yahoo! Search. http://tools.search.yahoo.com/newsearch/category.php?category=shopping