Monday, July 05, 2010

Latte

It's been a bittersweet weekend. Good and otherwise. We're concerned about our cat, Latte. Today we discovered that she was breathing heavily. She experienced short breaths. She also was unable to use the litterbox. I'll spare you the gory details, but that's why we initially took her to the vet. As we drove her to the vet, she started breathing with her mouth open. We feared she started going into shock. We didn't take her to our usual vet because we had to drive longer. No one was there at the Emergency Vet Clinic. So, we took her to the Cat Care Clinic. Fortunately, they took us.
The poor cat went through the proverbial ringer: thermometer, bloodwork, x-rays, and they had to take fluid from her lungs with a needle. It's lymphatic fluid from her lungs. Basically she has the breathing capacity of one lung. Her left lung is completely full of fluid. Fortunately, feline lukemia and feline aids were ruled out. We'll find out more information tomorrow... the poor kitty will have an ultrasound and more tests. We love her and hope she will recover. She is only six years old.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, that's crazy. We know how the emergency vet runs go, having done a couple of them on a couple of different cats in 2010 alone. Will keep you and Latte in our thoughts! Keep us posted!

xoxo
Goober

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