Spud and Rachel
We are lighting a candle tonight especially for Spud. My heart goes
out to you at this hard time. I know how upset you must be and you
just have to turn it over to God...Spud will tell you what the best
thing is to do, if you listen.
We are thinking of you and Spud.
--- In feline-heart@y..., gcatsndogs@a... wrote:
> The good news is that Spud made it through the night. It is going
> be a gorgeous day in Chattanooga, TN, and Spud will be making a trip
> outside to smell all the smells and listen to the birds.
> The bad news is that he hasn't eaten anything for at least 24 hours.
> I tempted him with part of my hamburger and fries (Mom had to have
> some comfort food), and he smelled them but wouldn't eat. I tried
> favorite stinky, fishy treats, and he just smelled them. He is
> drinking on his own.
> He hasn't had any sub-q fluids since Friday afternoon.
> He continues to receive his diltiazem and amlodipine daily.
> I gave him a small dose of Lasix last night because his breathing
> still labored. His respiration is still high--about 46 this
> I will have our local vet call the vet school in Monday morning and
> consult with the cardiologist. He talked to someone on-call in
> internal medicine yesterday.
> We know he needs fluids, but we also know he doesn't need them in
> around his lungs.
> My boy is such a sweetie. He was purring so loudly at the vet
> yesterday that the vet had trouble hearing Spud's heart :)
> Thank you for all the kind thoughts, prayers, and encouragement. I
> will think of you all during my plans for the day---watching Spud
> breathe :)
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