Sometimes coughing can indicate that she's going into CHF. They can check
that with x-rays and maybe increase her diuretic.
If that's not the case, then she may have allergies but I would think it's
more likely to be CHF. Call your vet & ask if they can see her.
----- Original Message -----
From: "devotedpurrent" <devotedpurrent@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 10:07 AM
Subject: [FH] Lucy's Doing Better
> We thought that we were going to lose Lucy last Thursday (she threw up
> a couple of times and started dragging her leg again). Miraculously,
> on Friday evening, she started drinking & her leg seemed better. I
> spoonfed her baby food all night and by morning, she seemed much
> improved. Every day she seems a bit better. Of course, I still have
> the struggle with pills. My latest gambit is to crush them and mix
> them with a little bit of warm baby food -- then I use a dropper to
> squirt the mixture into her mouth. I hope she's at least getting most
> of her medicine this way. Unfortunately, I can only get her to take
> this once a day (so she misses out on her second Cardizem pill) -- but
> the vet agreed that whatever we can get into her will help. I give her
> the 1/2 aspirin every 5 days or so. She's 12 years old and can't weigh
> more than about 7 lbs. at this point.
> The one thing that really bothers me is her cough. Several times during
> the day and night, Lucy gets a "coughing jag." Is this part of the
> heart disease? Is there anything I can do to help her? Please give me
> advice on this if you can.
> Thanks for all your support.