It's been two weeks since Guy became very ill (hiding and having
labored breathing.) He had fluid in his lungs/lung area and the vet
diagnosed him with CHF. (He had been living with mild cardiomyopathy
for a number of years.)
After spending the night in the oxygen chamber and getting a couple of
lasix injections, he came home. At first he was very weak and
lethargic but his heart rate and breathing were OK. Gradually he's
been getting stronger. I had a family emergency and my mother took
care of him for a few days. When I returned, he seemed perkier, and
was even at times acting like his obnoxious self! I was so happy. He
even fights me about his medicine (atenolol and lasix) which is just
fine with me.
I would say he's at about 75% of his old self. He's 12 but a very
young 12, and now he's more like my 14 year old kitty. I still am
very aware that every day is a gift.
Thanks for all the support!