Re: Recently diagnosed with RCM
- Believe me - all I've done is watch this cat breathe since I brought
her home from the hospital a few weeks ago! :-)
She's a fairly quick, shallow breather with her lungs clear, but
still in the 30ish range/minute. She saw her regular vet the other
day and the cardiologist yesterday, neither of whom thought her
respiration unusual and said she sounded clear. I've gotten into the
habit of "feeling" her lungs while she breathes - I figure if I can
feel them crackling then we're most definitely in trouble.
Oddly, I've been complaining to the vets for years about her vomiting
clear liquid/foam and not once did a vet say "could she possibly be
coughing?" It never occurred to me that cats could cough. Now that
I've done some research I'm convinced that she was actually having
coughing spells for the past few years - poor kitty! On the bright
side I think she's only coughed once since she had her respiratory
failure & started on meds. She's very playful lately and is back to
jumping on the kitchen counters.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "brinkett" <scrubbrush@r...>
> My advice to you would be to become familiar with her respiration
> rate ....