- I took Charlie to the vet today and even though he had normal respirations and normal heart rate, no rattling sounds in the chest through stethoscope, the xray showed fluid in his lungs...actually more than when I first took him in with rapid respirations and he was diagnosed.
So he is increasing his dose of Lasix...well it's something that starts with an F, can't remember the name......anyway, his dose is increased. Blood work showed that his kidney enzymes were ok so the increase was ok to do. Vet said he was on a very low dose to start. Hoping this works. He has been so happy and playful....maybe too much. So I am keeping him in just one room until we go back in two weeks for a check up.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "snickfly" <snickfly@...> wrote:
> Since I am new to this and have seen you write about coughing, I wanted to clarify. Charlie has an 'episode' ( not sure what else to call it) last night and this morning but I don't know if it was coughing or if he was trying to bring up a hairball. Do they look/sound the same?
> He has been doing well with the Lasix and Atenolol. His appetite is good, he is playing and even mischievous at times. So I am not sure what the 'episodes' were. It looked like the other kitties when they are working on a hairball. He goes for blood work and check up on Friday afternoon so I will bring it up to the vet then, but just wanted to see if you guys could give me any info.
> Anne and Charlie