Cuddles was so excited about some canned food yesterday that he inhaled his food, literally. He took two bites and then stepped back sort of gagging. I thought he was about to puke, but he never puked. He just breathed funny and seemed uncomfortable. When I couldn't stand it anymore, I took him to the emergency vet in the middle of the night and they did xrays. He has cloudy lungs. I took him to my vet this morning and the vet prescribed antibiotics. The ER vet said the only cure for aspiration pneumonia is antibiotics and time. How much time? He is still breathing funny and won't eat or drink. He has had one antibiotic injection at the vet and I gave him a dose of the stuff they prescribed at home. He's supposed to go back in on Thursday. Has anyone had a situation like this before? Did the kitten get better, and if so how long did it take? I hate to see him like this and I worry about his chances. I always worry about Cuddles!
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6/30/08 at 7:04pm