Re: wondering about lasix dosage.
- thanks, i'll pick up some rutin. he didn't have a chest tap, just lasix, not sure why they
didn't do it because he had a mass of fluid outside the lungs as well. the lasix 2x a day is
working pretty good though, i think i'll stick with that - it doesn't seem to affect his
appetite at all. i should probably try to get him back to his reg food, he's eating at least 6
cans of fancy feast a day! glad to know the breaths per minute now. it has been really hot
and humid here the past few days, so i'll try to keep him closer to the a/c. he likes to have
his bed by the back door because we're outside with the kids all day.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tabbyandpeachy" <oceanbreeze1@...> wrote:
> Hi not sure if i have replied to you before but, does Boo Boo have
> chyl? Have fluids been removed from his lungs? if so where the fluids
> white thick sometimes bloody tinge?
> What I give Tabby for fluids is 12.5 lasix split 2x a day, also Rutin
> 500 mg 2x daily, Rutin (found at health food store or online) closes
> up the leaky cells that cause the chyl fluids on the lungs. this has
> kept Tabby fluid free since he was diagnosed and at deaths door 3
> months ago. If he does cough during the day in between I will give an
> extra 1/2 lasix.
> 50 breaths per minute is fast idealy around 30 is good. Not sure
> where you live but, if it is still hot and humid as it is here try to
> keep him in a cool dry place as the heat/humidity is not very good
> for them.
> That is great to hear he has such a great appetite!
> Hope Boo Boo is feeling better
> any questions please fell free to email me
> --- In email@example.com, "dbianca23" <DBIANCA23@>
> > it's been 2 wks since boo-boos' heart failure and initial diagnosis
> of hcm. he came home
> > taking 1/2 of a 20 mg lasix every 12 hrs. because he wasn't eating
> well the cardio said to do
> > only a 1/2 tab every day (only 10 mg per day). i took him to his
> regular vet for a tube feeding
> > and he started cypro and a new fancy feast diet, now he's up to 5
> or so cans a day - great! he
> > went back to the cardio this past wed, his blood work looked good
> and he started enalapril.
> > now last night before i went to bed i noticed he was breathing
> fast, so i gave him a 1/2 lasix.
> > he's still breathing pretty rapid, so i think i'm going to give him
> the 1/2 a tab every 8-12 hrs.
> > i'm sure i'll call the card about this as well, but i'm just
> wondering how this sounds to you
> > guys? isn't the 10 mg lasix daily a really small amount? is there a
> way to gauge his breathing
> > by counting his respirations? i've counted 50 per minute. i
> *really* need to avoid him going
> > back in with full lungs. we paid $3000. just 2 weeks ago and a trip
> back in will be another
> > $2000. - we absolutely can't do that. i've discussed this with our
> primary vet and we came to
> > the conclusion that if he fills up with fluid again that i'd be
> bringing him in to be put down.
> > i'd really love to be able to manage this at home.