Duh - I forgot There is a very high possibility of heart failure. If that is the case, lasix will help tremendously. There are a host of treatment options for heart failure. I have a cat with it and I give her coq 10. There is a fairly easy blood test for heart failure. Otherwise it's ultrasound. Good luck.
I am glad to hear she looks good now, I hope the best for you two. Jenny On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 3:45 PM, dppl dppl <dppl1...@yahoo.com> wrote: > 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 > breathing > other than she seemed to have the sniffles and some discharge from eyes . > I assumed > she caught what my other three cats were treated for this month: upper > respiratory > 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 doing > 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 <dppl1...@yahoo.com> > *To:* "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > *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 bloodwork**was 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.* > * * > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > >
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