Thanks again to all who are replying.  Marta, I didn't see the cat turn blue
thevet told me this happened when they took her in the back to draw blood.
she came out and told me this & suggested an x ray instead. Right now, it
has been 1.5 days since vet visit and she is on lasix twice a day after one 
injection also in office. She also had a convenia two week antibiotic shot.
She didn't have any panting or severe (to my observation) dificultity in 
other than she seemed to have the sniffles and some discharge from eyes . I 
she caught what my other three cats were treated for this month: upper 
infection. They all are doing fine. That's why i was in shock yesterday when vet
told me i should seriously consider putting her to sleep right then. I couldn't 
do it
b/c that morning, she had eaten (not as much as usual), drinking water, peeing. 
didn't see
any panting. Right now she is sleeping peacefully.  She ate small amounts about 
4 times
today, is peeing alot and drinking water. She is cleaning herself and even took 
a small
walk in the enclosed cat yard. I notice a small amount of mucus coming out
of her nose, just a little when she sniffles. 
Jennie, i am so sorry to hear about your cat. I had a cat about 6 years ago 
that died of this.
Again, I had no clue about this disease. .Your information was very helpful 
about lasix
and fluid accumulation. I am sure, but I was in shock at the time, the vet said 
fluid was
in the lungs but from the x ray, she couldn't even see her heart. I am praying 
that my 
cat just has an infection. but i know i have to plan now what to do. I'm not 
sure I would
put her through much. just maybe keep her comfortable and as long as she is 
eating. I 
will call the vet monday and report on her condition and maybe if she is still 
fairly ok, ask for more lasix pills. she only gave me 10. I have to take this 
one day at 
a time. Thanks again. It is comforting to know there are others who understand 
what it is like to
get bad news. She is such a sweet cat.  I don't consider her feral really even 
if born to feral. She is just
afraid of strangers. She is one of three kittens I rescued from the feral 
mother's litter. I have her 
brother and her sister. The sister loves her so much. sits with her and they 
groom each other. the 
brother is a big pest to them.

 From: dppl dppl <>
To: "" <> 
Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2012 5:23 PM
Subject: Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

I have been posting here about a positive kitten I found but now need
help with my 13 year old cat.  In summary, can anyone direct me to
a website discussion group on topic realted to fluid in lungs to help
me  Details are:I took her to the vet today b/c she
had a discharge from her eye & wasn't eating too much. Since I
had just had two other cats treated for upper respiratory infection
I thought she had it now. The vet said no fever, heart sounded ok
 and since bloodworkwas done 11 months ago I agreed to bloodwork.
She suggested chest x ray but didn't indicate reason other than
part of complete workup.  When they went to draw blood she stopped
and said my cat was turning blue. So she said instead first do an x ray.
x ray showed fluid in lungs with only small portion clear. She said 
could be cancer, fip, heart problems but needed more diagnostics.
She does not have ultrasound so after a try to get sample with
needle stopped to not distress cat. She suggested euthanizing cat
right there.Since I had not noticed panting or heavy breathing, other
than what i thought was cold related last day(no panting) just
congestion, I could not bring myself to put her to sleep. Cat had
recovered and was not blue.So she
gave her a shot of lasix & antiobiotics. When I got my cat home
she ate, drink and has urinated twice in last 3 hours. She doesn't seem 
in distress no panting but vet said she is breathing from stomach.I need
guidance about symptoms and treatment/diagnosis course i should now
take. And whether lasix alone will remove fluid.
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