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  • Laurie Stead
    Jul 1, 2012
      That is a great update!  Definitely think the lasix will make a difference with her breathing.  The lasix will make her pee more so that is completely normal.  Her rate will change greatly upon waking or doing anything even just laying still while smelling the air. That is why it is important to just take it when she is truly resting and not all the time. Otherwise, you will make yourself crazy (been there, done that!). 

      She drank some on her own?  That is really great news.  Today is another real hot one, so keep her indoors and downstairs if possible where it is cooler.  These temps really do affect our babies... they have fur coats after all :-)

      I hope you can rest some today and I know it's hard, but they sense our stress and so really just try to enjoy her now.  This time we have with them is precious so enjoy her and enjoy the good day she is having.  There will be good ones and bad ones.  I am still learning to roll with that, some days I am better than others too ;-)

      Keep us updated!
      Laurie and Boo

      --- On Sun, 7/1/12, r schu <rschu92@...> wrote:

      From: r schu <rschu92@...>
      Subject: update on May
      To: "Laurie Stead" <kittykatwhiskas@...>
      Cc: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, July 1, 2012, 9:17 AM

      For those following May's travails;

      Last night, she finally peed and got out of box back to bedroom while I was sleeping.  Respiration has been all over, 220am 38 at first then 36 34 33 32...maybe rises on waking?, or the anxiety she feels when i come near these days to count.  Still really doesn't want food but got 3 10ml servings from 2am to 7am then vomited part of the last one.  acid?  deyhdration?

      She peed 4 times yesterday with not much going in 120ml food and some drinking on her own, zero cc lrs yesterday.  Lasix and ranitidine this morning, plus 30cc lrs, then up on the couch and slow breathing, looking like feeling good, sniffing the air, even got a 27 respiration count.
      Took her out for fresh air and she walked around back, in and to down stairs litter box, peed in short order, then just sat there.  Half hour later  - poop!!!!

      Now sitting on couch breathing nice and slow. I think she needed and needs fluids.  So will keep up lasix 6.25 tonight at least, add atenolol to keep heart calm, and do 30cc lrs every 12 hours.  All is the plan, we'll see what her body thinks about it.

      All this after a rough night, and weak hind legs...

      Thanks for listening.

      -Lee and May

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