Re: [FH] Symptoms
- It was very frustrating. There was nothing specific wrong with Pepper -
just that she wasn't "right". She had less energy, but I don't ever
remember anything specific other than that. She did have open-mouth
breathing after a vet visit that I attributed to stress. She didn't do it
again until about a year later when she went into CHF (misdiagnosed as
pneumonia). It was another six months later that they finally figured it
out. In between those two episodes she had major surgery to remove a tumor
from rabies vaccinosis. I'm SO lucky she is still with me.
Now I know to be more observant of what symptoms an animal is showing and
push to see a specialist if my regular vet can't figure it out.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cannon,Kimberly" <kimberly.cannon@...>
To: "Sue at MAGDRL" <susan@...>; "Feline Heart"
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2006 12:22 PM
Subject: [FH] Symptoms
> Pepper was diagnosed in November 2004 although she was showing subtle
> symptoms for at least 2 years prior to that but nobody could figure it
> ***I think Q-tip had symptoms but for the life of me I cannot remember
> exactly when. I think it was June or July of 2005 right after she had her
> shots I thought she was breathing much harder than normal, but when I
> the village idiot of vets I had at the time, he told me it was probably
> Feline Leuk shot and to watch her for the rest of the day. I think the
> breathing stabilized and all was forgotten for about 8 months ......
> Then she has her funny coughing spells with no energy starting around
> Christmas of 2005... The things we see when we look back.