Laurie,

That is such great advice - and applicable for many situations!:)

Kelley

On Feb 18, 2008 8:29 PM, laurieskatz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>  This sounds encouraging. Keisha's lungs were making a clicking sound when
> she was in CHF.
>
> I still feel that BooBoo is going to be ok.
>
> When I couldn't sleep for worrying about Teddy (breathing issues), a kind
> woman suggested I breathe in "Peace" and breathe out "Negativity". Believe
> it or not, this did get me through the nights. (Still does, when I need it).
> I couldn't think other words when I repeated these words with my breaths.
>
> God bless,
> Laurie
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Sent:* Monday, February 18, 2008 8:11 PM
> *Subject:* Re: breathing issues
>
> Thanks Laurie.  I am going to stop the Doxy.  It is just simply too much
> trauma for him.  His heart and lungs were checked out again last visit and
> aside from a grade 1 systolic murmur his heart is fine.  My 19 year old cat
> has one of those, I have one of those and they pose little threat.  He was
> fine after the neutering.  He is on no meds except the Doxycycline.  Bob was
> just upstairs listening to his heart and lungs with a stethascope and says
> his lungs are clear and he ate a bit.  He's just so weak though.  He walks a
> foot and lays down.  His sides are still heaving somewhat but he isn't
> breathing through his mouth at the moment.  He did have a bit of a fever
> when we saw the vet on Friday but as it is now he is cool to the touch, not
> like he was a few days ago.  If he's ok tomorrow, I will call Dr. Gill but
> other than the interferon that will be arriving next week, I am not going to
> put this cat through any more.  He just isn't up to it.  If all he does is
> sleep his life away I can deal with that.  I really don't think he's having
> a reaction to the Doxy, just the giving of it.  He can't stand being
> restrained or picked up.  He is very loveable on his terms and will lay
> beside me, but at a safe distance.  He just isn't used to people like Bob
> and I who are probably overbearing when it comes to giving attention and
> affection.
>
> Thanks so much Laurie for your kind thoughts.
>
> Lynne
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* laurieskatz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Sent:* Monday, February 18, 2008 8:58 PM
> *Subject:* Re: breathing issues
>
> Lynne, can you put him in the bathroom with a steamy shower. That is one
> way to help him breathe. We did this with our asthmatic cat when he had
> attacks (and before there were inhaled meds for feline asthma). I would
> discontinue the doxy if it were me and, if he is breathing normally, give
> him a few days to eat, etc. Is he eating? IF he is in respiratory distress,
> I would get him to the vet. It could be congestive heart failure which can
> be treated successfully sometimes. Please don't give up emotionally. Booboo
> will sense it.
>
> I am trying to remember. Wasn't he fine when you first got him and after
> his neuter? Is he on any meds that could be causing this reaction? Was that
> one of the side effects in the doxy info I sent? I think we discontinued the
> doxy for one of our rescues because it was causing problems.
>
> thoughts and prayers with you,
> Laurie
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> *Sent:* Monday, February 18, 2008 7:24 PM
> *Subject:* breathing issues
>
> We gave BooBoo his dose of Doxy tonight and the same thing happened.  He
> fought and now is gasping for air.  My husband is calling Dr. Gill tomorrow
> and we'll take him in.  If he is still like this tomorrow I fear we will
> have to make a decision.  He seems to be in respiratory distress.  This cat
> is so high strung.  My son and daughter in law were over tonight and they
> took turns going up to visit him.  He seems to be afraid of everyone and
> then starts breathing even heavier.  Honestly I did not notice this with him
> when we first got him.  It has only been within the week that I've noticed
> his sides heaving more than they did.  I have this horrible feeling that he
> is going down hill quickly.  I so don't want him to suffer and be gasping to
> breath.  I just pray that tomorrow I wake up and he's better.
>
> Lynne
>
>


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