Monday, February 16, 2015

My cat has asthma!

Did you even know cats could get asthma? I only recently read about it.

I took our almost ten-year-old cat, Max, to the vet on Saturday as he seemed to be breathing “hard”. He didn’t act sick, has been eating and drinking fine and escaping outside every chance he gets to be Adventure Kitty. But his breathing bothered me.

So I took him to the vet and he thought something was really wrong and recommended an X-ray. Of course, I said yes. Afterward the vet said he did not find what he expected…a hernia or enlarged heart, but that Max’s lungs seemed to be hyper-inflated and his heart looked like it was over to one side. (Weird) So he asked if I wanted him to send the X-rays to be reviewed by a radiologist. I said of course. I really like that this vet tells you what each step costs so you can decide whether to proceed instead of you getting hit with a big bill at the end. I ended up spending $277 on Saturday, but wanted to find out what is wrong with Max.

So, I have been thinking the worst since Saturday, preparing myself to have to put Max down as I did not see heart surgery or a lung transplant in his future. (They probably don’t do ether for kitties, but you know what I mean.)

I got the call today and Max has asthma and a slight case of pneumonia. Whew! So he is going in the morning for a shot of antibiotics and something for the asthma. Pneumonia can be cleared up and the asthma can be treated. I am very happy that is all it was. So Max can continue to be Adventure Kitty for a long time to come.

The rest of my Valentine’s Day was better. Hubby started romancing me early. I got a card and flowers for Valentine’s Day Eve Eve. 
Then I got a card and Lindor Truffles for Valentine’s Day Eve. No pic as we already ate those truffles and they were delish!

On Valentine’s Day, I got a card, travel size Beautiful perfume…my favorite. But best of all, Hubby wrote me an incredibly heart-felt letter thanking me for all my support and telling me he could not be doing as well as he is if not for me. I got a little choked up.

I felt a little lame as all I did for Hubby was bring him donuts for breakfast on VDay…some with pink frosting and made him some Black Forest mini bundt cakes. Both were delish. Some of the cakes are in the freezer so we don’t have to eat them all.

Happy Monday, everyone!


McVal said...

AWE!!! You've got a GOOD one!

I'm talking about the hubby...

But good on your cat too!

Sonya Ann said...

I'm glad that your cat is alright. We get so attached to them. They really are better than people. Except me, I love you more than they do. ;p

Frances said...

Val, I DID get a good one!

Frances said...

I don't know, SonyaAnn, Max really loves me a lot.