well cello is back home. His breathing is back to normal, I have steroids and antibiotics to give him and he needs to be checked out next week by the regular vet for asthma....assuming nothing else goes wrong.
I'm still really worried, I thought he'd be famished when he got home and he has NEVER missed a meal, and he won't even eat his favourite food. Maybe he's just upset from being at the vets........I'll give him some time before I freak out further........
I'm glad he seems better. If it turns out to be asthma, it is very treatable (I've had it for my entire life).
Try warming his food up to increase the smell. Also, try adding some extra water to it.
Steroids, usually prednisone for asthmatics, increase the heart rate, open the lungs, cause water retension, increase appetite, and even though they can make you a bit hyper, the asthma causes a decrease in oxygen to the body, so you get more fatigue. It's hard to eat when you are struggling to breathe.
My mother had a situation like that happen to her, only it was with the liquid potporri! It got tipped and the cat tried to lick it off of her, and she ended up in the ER puking and having a real hard time breathing! She got better after a while and is just fine now!! Good luck and good
I know how it feels! I accidently left the Magic Rocks stuff out about 6 weeks ago and my cats drank it and got really sick! I thought they had a URI and so did the vet until I realized all the water was gone in the magic rocks!
I am glad he is better. Depro Shots work great for Asthma. Coco gets them when her Asthma gets real bad. The Vet told me she can only have the Shot every 5 Months because they have side effects. if your cat has Asthma I can help you. Coco has had it for years and she is almost 16 now.
Cello is back at the vets having a blood panel done. This vet doesn't actually think it's asthma or atleast not chronic asthma since he's never had an attack before. She thinks the toxins from the soap just really injured his lungs and we are working with steroids and antibiotics since there is obvious fluid in his lungs. Blood panel should say if there is a bad infection.
going to have to start force feeding him which scares the crap out of me after what I went through with kismet and her HL, and she was HALF the size he is (he is 16 lbs, that's a lot of force feeding)......since his liver isn't affected yet hopefully he'll just start eating once his lungs feel better but right now he is just concentrating on breathing and it probably hurts a lot (breathing rate at about 60 breaths/minute)
WIll update more this afternoon once I get the blood panel back.
I'm going to try to keep this short and not overly melodramatic but I am once again living the nightmare. All I have is steroids and antibiotis, a cat that needs IV fluids once a day and who's liver enzymes are shooting down because he has gone 2 days without food. Also a 16 lb siamese who hides in the corner with laboured breathing and only has any energy when I try to force feed him which turns into a huge stressful mess for both of us.
I honestly can't believe this is happening again, he isn't as bad as kismet as far as he isn't at HL yet, but if he doesn't start eating he will, and since he can't breath properly he can't eat properly yet he was sent home with just some steroids I have to put in his ears and some antibiotics I have to try to get down his throat, and another $600 bill, thank god I'm a student living on my own still paying off vet bills from aug-november.
I really don't know what I'm going to do this time, I'm going to try to ride out the feeling before I completely freak out.
For the not eating thing, you could try sprinkling parmesan cheese or catnip on the food. I know someone suggested baby food, I think that's worth a shot! (The stage one chicken one that Gerber makes is just chicken, no added flavors like garlic or anything). Fancy Feast maybe?
lots of hugs
I don't know about keeping the food down. Poor Cello