Guest Post: Update on Miss Pan

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!

Pandy's Herz


Fuzzy Tales said...

We're sending our loudest purrs to Pandora and will cross our paws that this is bacterial pneumonia and thus more easily treated.

Mariodacat said...

Oh sweetie. More get well purrs for you darling. We're hoping for the bacterial pneumonia too, although that isn't any fun either. Please get well soon. Love you sweetie. purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr

MizzBassie said...

Oh no, I am so sorry to hear that Pandy is ill. I'm hoping for the bacterial pneumonia, too, and that she'll get better very soon. Sending my strongest healing purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Pandy darling and I love you SO much and I am purring for you sweet girl. PLEASE feel better soon, beautiful one. Mom and I hope that if it has to be oe of the three we want it to be the easiest to cure--the bacterial pneumonia.

love and purrs sweetheart. Thinking of you and I'm going back to your Porch. xoxoxoxoxo

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I did not knows Pandy woz feeling poorly. I sending big slobbery smooches to make her all better.

Cathy Keisha said...

I'm hoping Pandy has the lesser of 2 evils and will be feeling better real soon. Healing purrz for one of my original Twitter furrends.

Daisy said...

Oh noes! I am so sorry Pandy is feeling so poorly. Harley and I are purring and purring and purring for her to get all better soon!

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for the update! Fingers crossed that it's only pneumonia.

Sparkle said...

I'm sending lots of purrs Panda's way! I hope it is nothing worse than pneumonia!

Meow said...

We are on #PandysPorch and won't leave until she is all better. We are glad she has a loving mom to take care of her. we love her very much.
Penny & Tippy

ABBY said...

We are purring and purring and sitting on #Pandyporch until you get all well.
>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie

Pumpkinpuddy said...

Paws crossed and lots of purrs and purrayers for a speedy recovery. I hope it's not valley fever. I don't want you to have to take medicine or a whole year. Love and hugs and sunbeams for healing. And lots more chicken soup!

Mr Puddy said...

Pandora, You have lots of purrs from me and paws crossed, I hope all evil thing in your body is gone !
Hugs and Purrs

Anonymous said...

Pandy, we are thinking of you and have our paws and fingers crossed for the best possible outcome.

We love you Pandy.

Emmythecat, Wee Heidi, Wee Sharon, the fosters and huMum

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