Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

2012-03-04 Thread Marta Gasper
Time is of the essence here, she's not getting enough oxygen if she's turning blue so brain damage is a real possibility. Feral (and if she was born feral from feral mom but you took her in before she was 4 months, even if she didn't tame she's still less feral than a true feral, I know I've 5

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

2012-03-04 Thread jbero tds.net
I hate to tell you this, but I just had to put my cat down two weeks ago because of pleural effusions (fluid around the lungs). He had lung cancer. I had the fluid drained about five times in the course of three weeks. The fluid build up got too rapid and I couldn't put him through any more

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

2012-03-04 Thread dppl dppl
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

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

2012-03-04 Thread jbero tds.net
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

[Felvtalk] Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

2012-03-03 Thread dppl dppl
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

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

2012-03-03 Thread Melinda Kerr
Kitty needs to be properly diagnosed. Both of my babies have lymphoma. One was diagnosed with X-ray, ultrasound and fine needle aspirate and the other with X-ray and fine needle aspirate. They both receive chemo (Fuji for 20 months now). Both cats are relatively healthy considering their

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

2012-03-03 Thread dppl dppl
 Melinda, thanks for taking the time to respond so quickly. My fear is, if this vet didn't want to draw blood since she said cat's gums started turning blue, how will she  endure further testing?  How much stress should I put her through? She was born to a feral cat, I have had her over 13

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

2012-03-03 Thread MaiMaiPG
Talk to a holist vet (MHO). Kitty and Dixie, feral similar to yours, did wonderfully with the care of both a holistic vet and a regular vet. I know, I am blessed to have both and they respect each other. Also, if possible, find another regular vet. Killing a cat without symptoms and

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

2012-03-03 Thread GRAS
My vet is and his assistant have become expert in dealing with feral cats by using towels/blankets to wrap and rewrap as needed for examinations. I have also learned this in dealing with feral cats. You could also get some Bach Flower Remedy - RESCUE, use it in the cat's water, you can put it

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

2012-03-03 Thread MaiMaiPG
And maybe some spray catnip concentrate On Mar 3, 2012, at 5:47 PM, GRAS wrote: My vet is and his assistant have become expert in dealing with feral cats by using towels/blankets to wrap and rewrap as needed for examinations. I have also learned this in dealing with feral cats. You

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

2012-03-03 Thread GRAS
Better test it out before going to the vet since every cat responds differently to catnip, some get mellow, happy, and others might get very agitated and even aggressive.. From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG Sent: