Re: Chris is in a bad way :-( - long
- hi Stacey,
I totally agree with you! I told that to Marcia too. She talked to
her regular vet about it today (she called him after we talked with
the internist vet), his reaction to her suggestion to have oxygen at
home was for her to just bring Chris in to the clinic and they'd do it
there. Neither of us thinks that's a good idea. It'll just stress
Chris out more to go to the vets office again. I hope we can get it
started. It's going to take a lot of convincing between her regular
vet and the internist vet to get one of them to agree.
Thank you for the info about the prescription too. I think if we go to
them sounding like we know what we're talking about, they'll
reconsider and understand that we know how to do this.
Speaking of that... how exactly does one administer oxygen at home? Do
you make an oxygen chamber of sorts and have them sit in it, or do you
use a mask and just hold it to their faces? I made a nebulizer
chamber for our angel Ducky. We had to nebulize him twice a day with
CS/DMSO for his chronic respiratory infections, and I took a dog
carrier and covered all the openings with plastic wrap, covered the
door, put weather stripping around it to make it as air tight as
possible, had an entrance and exit hole for flow and would put the end
of the nebulizer tube in the entrance hole. Ducky laid in the
nebulizer chamber for an hour twice a day for the whole last year of
his life. It made a huge difference for him.
So is that what we'd do with the oxygen? Have him lay in the chamber?
How long do you give them oxygen and at what strength? Does it get
administered that way... in strengths?
Thanks for any more info you can offer. I appreciate it so much.
Carol, Marcia and Chris, Puddy, Boo, Punkie, MeanMama, Misty, Snowball
(angels Fritzy, Sweetie, Ducky, Bouncer and Muffy)
"I know you're there...a breath away's not far to where you are."
-- In firstname.lastname@example.org, SThoyre <sthoyre@...> wrote:
>I'm really sorry Chris has hit a rough patch... the only thing I feel
I might be able to help with is the argument for the O2 at home. If
the vet wants to wait for the meds to work, that is fine, but getting
an O2 set up for home isn't such an instant thing. It can take a few
days, somtimes, and why not get that in motion while you are waiting
for those meds to work?
- Dear Carol,
I was hoping that your absence was because
Chris had stabilized and was doing well.
I am sorry that he is having a rough go of
My cat's vet would not do O2 therapy at
home either. I told him I would look into
it further. My understanding is that
several people here have puchased
oxygen generators, a few of them
thru Ebay. I never did follow up
on that, but in the end, my cat
didn't seem to need it.
You might consider increasing
the lasix. My cat's
cardiologist used a max dose
of lasix as 4 mg/kg 3x/day.
So a 3 kg cat would have
a max dose of 36 mg/day
(3x4x3=36). Of course
I could divide that up
any way I wanted. Also,
injectible lasix has better
bioavalability than oral
lasix, so some people switch
to that. My cat's cardiologist
suggested subQ injections for my cat,
at home, but in the end, she didn't need
I will keep both of you in my thoughts
and prayers. Marcia too. I know
how attached you must have gotten
to Chris these past several months
doing a yeoman's work for him.
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