[FH] Re: Ginger was just diagnosed with heart failure :(
- This is why I was wondering in the other thread if it may be better to give smaller doses of lasix more frequently? Cindi, your mom is really helping these cats have voices. I don't want to hijack Ginger's thread but am curious about the lasix dosing.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Cindi <dittykat@...> wrote:
> I am here to learn but may have something of interest from a human
> standpoint. When staying at the hospital with my Mom who had heart
> failure from chemo, she would often tell me suddenly she was having a
> hard time breathing. During those times she was x-rays and given
> additional lasix. The docs told me fluid buildup can come very fast
> like that. Our cats cannot talk but it seems this may apply to them as
> Cindi missing the touch of Ditto
> There she was, elegant, beautiful, swathed in the shiniest of clinging
> silks, a vision of loveliness in coffee and cream --- a Princess from
> Bangkok, an Oriental Goddess, a Queen on her throne --- a Siamese cat!
> from May Eustace's Cats in Clover
> On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 7:52 PM, elfinmyst@... wrote:
> > You need to measure her heart rate whislt sleeping at rest, but not
> > dreaming. Measure for 10 seconds and multiply by 6. Around 15 to 25
> > is normal. Over 30 is caution and over 40 an emergency. Get used to
> > what is normal then you can quickly see any changes in thebreathing
> > which indicates fluid in the lungs. If her breathing changes, call
> > the vet immediately.