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post #31 of 40
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The lung fluid culture results came back. Delilah has Nocardiosis, a bacterial infection of the lungs. This is a serious lung infection, but is treatable. I think she is on the road to recovery. She is breathing way easier, and even ate a little herself yesterday!! Now our job is to keep her as stress-free as possible so she can make a full recovery. Thanks for all the help!
post #32 of 40
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The lung fluid culture results came back. Delilah has Nocardiosis, a bacterial infection of the lungs. This is a serious lung infection, but is treatable. I think she is on the road to recovery. She is breathing way easier, and even ate a little herself yesterday!! Now our job is to keep her as stress-free as possible so she can make a full recovery. Thanks for all the help!
Wow. That is (comparatively) really good news. Now vibes for healing!
post #33 of 40
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The lung fluid culture results came back. Delilah has Nocardiosis, a bacterial infection of the lungs. This is a serious lung infection, but is treatable. I think she is on the road to recovery. She is breathing way easier, and even ate a little herself yesterday!! Now our job is to keep her as stress-free as possible so she can make a full recovery. Thanks for all the help!
YAY! I'm so glad to hear it's nothing too serious, and is treatable! I'll keep those vibes coming!

~KK~
post #34 of 40
I'm glad it's a treatable issue. I wish her a speedy and full recovery.
post #35 of 40
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Thanks for the vibes! Keep 'em coming! Has anyone administered sub-Q fluids before? The vet tech showed me how, putting the needle in on the skin near her neck, and I did it for the first time yesterday! Poor thing was just crying! I know she doesn't like that they're cold, so I was going to try just warming it up next to my skin first, but does anyone have any other tips to make it go better?
post #36 of 40
While this site is mostly geared toward CRF, it has all kind of information on different procedures that is useful for other conditions as well. Here is the link to their section on making fluids more comfortable:

http://www.felinecrf.org/giving_sub-qs_giving_set.htm
post #37 of 40
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Hey everyone,
I just wanted to give one more update on Delilah: A year later, she is doing very well. Our best guess is that she got an opportunistic infection when she was stressed out (her owner, my boyfriend's dad, went on vacation without her). It goes to show you that there is hope out there. One of the vets told him that whatever it was, it was something serious - and because he didn't have enough $ to do all the tests, he should put her down. With lots of love, force feeding, and sub-Q fluids she rebounded on her own. There was one night I saw her panting and almost gave up on her, but she pulled through. So don't give up hope!
post #38 of 40
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Hey everyone,
I just wanted to give one more update on Delilah: A year later, she is doing very well. Our best guess is that she got an opportunistic infection when she was stressed out (her owner, my boyfriend's dad, went on vacation without her). It goes to show you that there is hope out there. One of the vets told him that whatever it was, it was something serious - and because he didn't have enough $ to do all the tests, he should put her down. With lots of love, force feeding, and sub-Q fluids she rebounded on her own. There was one night I saw her panting and almost gave up on her, but she pulled through. So don't give up hope!
I'm glad you posted this! I wasn't around when your problem first came up, but I often respond to threads about FIP, and this is just one more example of where it looked strongly like FIP, but it ended up being different and treatable.

I'm glad to see a story with a happy ending!
post #39 of 40
I am glad she is ok.
post #40 of 40
Glad she is ok!!!!! Good for you to take the time to take good care of her, and not believing that horrible vet that recommended to put her down not even knowing what it was!!
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