Oh DeDe it was compounded by my pharmacist, supposed to taste like chicken.
Maybe I can get them to add some more flavor.  It is pricey but I have the
very good fortune of working across the hall from these guys and we're all
friends.  They only charge me cost and no dispensing fee.

Lynne
----- Original Message -----
From: "dede hicken" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: breathing difficulties


> 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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >     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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> >         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
>
>
>
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