Thanks Lyn, Laurie and Mary for your help.
It's not easy to read her behavior.
Today, she has not been in the "sphinx position" and her respiration rate has been within a wide range (between 24 and 31).
I guess it's ok.
Mary, when your cat was in this sphinx position, could you notice a raise in her respiration rate?
Thank you very much to all of you,
To: Cont Marie <marievdbc@...
Sent: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 10:53 PM
Subject: Re: strange position
my dear Angel Luigi kept this position all the time once diagnosed with chylothorax which is lymph fluid leaking into the heart/chest area. Even when I had the fluid removed he would always sit in the sphinx position.
As another person said, how is your kitty doing otherwise: eating, not hiding, interacting with you or just plain is your kitty acting normal for this kitty otherwise?
This could be a sign that something is up though.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Cont Marie <marievdbc@...> wrote:
> Would you say that if my cat Lili doesn't lie but remains in the chicken position it could be a sign of beginning oedema, even if her respiration rate is acceptable (27-30)?
> I've been home in the morning and in the evening. Usually she lies on one side and sleeps, but not today...
> Thanks for your help,
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