Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Hi everyone. I have been given permission by Pandora to write a blog update on her health. This weekend Pandora started to have repeated episodes of breathing difficulty. All of my cats have had an episode here and there but this was happening too frequently. She was still acting normal except for these episodes and I couldn't tell she wasn't feeling well. I continued to watch on Monday but by mid-day I called the vet.
On Tuesday Pandora was seen. They did an x-ray of her chest and they drew blood. The vet showed me Pan's x-ray and her poor little lungs don't look good. Her blood results done in office don't look especially like an asthmatic kitty. The vet thinks Pandy either has bacterial pneumonia or Valley Fever. Pandy's blood was sent for testing on that, and the vet hopes to have the results by Saturday.
Meanwhile my beautiful girl had an injection of steroid and I am giving her liquid antibiotics. If this turns out to be bacterial pneumonia then Pan should start to feel better today or tomorrow. If it is Valley Fever then Pandora will need to be on treatment for a year. The best case is bacterial pneumonia, in which case I will continue the antibiotic for 10 days.
Last night I woke up around 3am to Panda having a breathing episode. That was the only time I woke but I'm not sure she didn't have other episodes that I missed. Other than her breathing Pandora is acting fine. I can tell she doesn't feel well but like most cats she hides it well.
I can't tell you how much all of her anipal's love and support is helping Pandy stay strong. It means a lot to her and to me. Thank you so much!
Posted by Pandafur at 6:23 AM