On Saturday I came home to find Turbo frantically bouncing around the house and foaming at the mouth. My first thought was that he was having a seizure or he got into something. He then proceeded to vomit as he continued to thrash about the house. I quickly placed him in his carrier and rushed him to my work and called my boss for help. After an hour in the oxygen cage-we took x-rays and found he was having a severe asthma attack-with no previous warning signs. We treated him with steroids and took another xray an hour later-lungs were looking much better so I brought him home. Yesterday I noticed that he didn't move all day and was extremly lethargic, I called my boss and asked her if this was normal-she said yes for as bad as he was. I got up this morning and he had not moved again-so I took him back to work with me and we took more xrays, blood work and an ECG. It now looks as though he has Pnemonia-poor Turbo. Now I am hoping that he will recover from this as he is still looking pathetic. It may also be a touch of Cardiomyopathy we are waiting to see if he does better overnight with some Lasix. Please send good vibes his way-he is feeling horrible and now he is all alone in his oxygen cage tonight! Poor Turbo!
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7/14/08 at 6:23pm