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20728Re: [FH] Re: coughing

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  • Sue B
    Sep 2, 2005
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      Cathy,

      I don't remember if you cat is one whose coughing is a symptom of asthma or
      CHF. Regardless, it sounds like he's in CHF which requires minimally extra
      diuretics, but often oxygen and vet care including IV diuretics.

      It's sometimes a danger to suppress symptoms because it disguises the real
      issue. The Prednesone could have been hiding the fact that he was getting
      worse.

      But I'm glad to hear that he's in good hands now. I'll keep McGovern in my
      prayers. Please let us know how he does!


      Sue


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "cayvb" <cayvb@...>
      To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 11:37 AM
      Subject: [FH] Re: coughing


      > --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, Anyes <anyes@i...> wrote:
      > > Coughing can most definitely be a sign of chf.
      >
      > I had to bring McGovern to the emergency room this morning. His
      > respiratory rate more then doubled and I panicked. The vet there said
      > now it seems like a cardiovascular symptom. So I've been suppressing
      > his cough with Prednisone and but that's all. He is still in some kind
      > of a crisis.
      > I brought him in around 6;00am and I had to leave him there until the
      > Cardio vet comes in. He'll have an echo done today. He was due for one
      > on Tuesday, but the same cardiologist is at the emergency clinic so
      > it'll get done today instead. At least he is there in case he gets
      > even worse. Cathy
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