Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by EricH., Mar 1, 2020.
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Awww...l love this one of Phoebe from two years ago. It came up in my Facebook feed this morning.
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She looks so happy and content with her banana
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I love even being a senior kitty she still loves her toys!!!❤❤❤
Those Yeowww! catnip bananas are very popular with kitties. Young, middle aged, senior or young at heart. My cat likes to rest her chin on top after playing with one, using it like a tiny pillow.
She loves the butterflies that company makes as well.
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Currently at the Veterinary with Phoebe. She's had breathing and wheezing issues since Sunday night. Praying for her wellbeing.
Hope everything is ok with Phoebe. Maybe it's only a "kitty cold."
Definitely worth getting checked out by the vet. Please let us know how Phoebe (and you) are doing.
They found a mass in Phoebe's lung. They're not sure if it's liquid or tissue. I'll get you all posted.
Praying it's liquid.
Prayers for sweet Phoebe!
Any news Eric?
They drained 150 ml. of fluids from her right lung. I'll post the conclusion from Dr. Fox.
Phoebe now with the shave job! She says thank you all for the prayers!
Wow 150 ml! She must feel better after that! All that is Greek to me. Did the vet explain it to you?
I see she is playing with one of her Yeoww catnip butterflies.
Atelectasis is a partial collapse of the lung, often due to fluid accumulation. It's good that the vet removed the fluid accumulation that was there.
Pleural effusion is a buildup of fluid between the tissues that line the lungs and the chest.
Fluid can accumulate around the lungs due to poor pumping by the heart or by inflammation.
Symptoms include rapid shallow breathing, open mouth breathing, increased respiratory rate, blue or pale gums, sometimes a cough.
Treatments include antibiotics, water pills (diuretics), and removal of the fluid.
Did the vet put Phoebe on any type of medications?
Was her heart ok?
Are they going to test the fluid sample that was removed?
Simply my own curiosity. No need to answer if you do not want to.
Deb just explained it better than me lol
Has she had any recent bloodwork? I’m looking at the last line, chronic kidney disease. It’s the only thing I could understand...
Thanks Deb you know your stuff! She was experiencing a weezie cough since Sunday. But eating. She hardly ate last night and none this morning. Phoebe's heart is ok and she's not on any medications. Her fluids were sent off to the lab for testing. We got to the Veterinary at 745am and she was released at 2pm. Once we got home l gave her some fresh food and she ate! She was sitting next to me purring like nothing ever happened! Phoebe has to be the most resilient cat I've ever had!!! I have no idea how she does but she's a fighter and a survivor like her Dad. Me! I'll be doing a follow up in 7 to 10 days
It wouldn’t hurt to get her on a low phosphorus food, the Fancy Feast is not good for kidneys. This is the one I fed Colin https://www.chewy.com/purina-pro-plan-focus-adult-classic/dp/121429
Her blood work is fine!
I'll try it Sharon!!!
You can get it at Petsmart and Petco to see if she likes it.
She does look pretty "chilled out" on the sofa/chair, looking up at you as she has the butterfly toy in her paws.
I've had 2 cats with heart disease, 2 with kidney disease, 2 with hyperthyroidism, 2 with oral cancer, 1 with liver issues, 1 with irritable bowel disease/food sensitivities, 1 with diabetes, (plus fosters), 1 with suspected Cushing's, 2 with stomatitis, 1 that had suspected renal Lymphoma (misdiagnosed), etc. Plus I've done cat sitting for a few friends and friend's of friends.
And I've only had 5 cats!
I've pilled plenty of cats, given injections, learned to do subq fluids at home. The list goes on and on.
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Phoebe is being put on thyroid medication now.
Did you get the pill to give her, or did you get the transdermal gel to put on the inside of her ear?
I've used both ways. The pill for a cat that was easy to give pills to. The trans-dermal gel for my own cat, and one of the people I cat sit for also uses the transdermal gel for her cat. Medication is absorbed through the skin. Ears need to be switched each day. Ears need to be cleaned after so many days, to remove the excess buildup of the medium that contains the medication. Finger cots, so you don't absorb the medication through your own skin. Wash hands thoroughly afterwards, for either using the pill or gel.
Pill. Phoebe has no problem taking pills.
I figured as much. She is such a "chill" cat.
Phoebe, you and I have something in common. I’m on thyroid meds too!
Glad she’s easy to pill Eric. How is she feeling today?
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Not good. I had to leave for work appointments at 1pm and just got home and she was in the closet where she was when l left. That's her l don't feel good spot.
I hate knowing she's not feeling good. She ate a little this morning and not much since.
Please tempt her with some food. Her not eating is concerning.
Maybe a bit of tuna or something she really loves on top of her food would tempt her to eat?
Has she started the thyroid meds? Be sure to get some ketone tests until she gets back to feeling good and eating. Deb mentioned that often the treatment for fluid in the lungs includes a course of antibiotics. Did the vet mention that?
Yes Eric she needs the calories. Try some other foods, maybe a change will entice her. Also warm up the food and stir good to release the aroma.
I always do that. She ate some treats. I'm baking her a chicken breast now.
I know you know how to take care of Phoebe! She is so very lucky to have you. Do keep us posted we worry about her.
Well she ate some chicken breast! I'm thankful for that! Praying for a better tomorrow! Good night Sharon and Deb!
So glad she ate!
Good night Eric and Phoebe.
I'm taking Phoebe back to the Veterinary when they open. Phoebe is experiencing strained/labored breathing. Not drinking water or eating now.
Oh no! Sounds like more fluid buildup. May be time for a diuretic, to keep the fluid from building up again.
Oh Eric I’m so sorry. Sending prayers for sweet Phoebe
With Phoebe not eating do l give her insulin this morning?
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The only thing I worry about without insulin, is ketones. Were you able to get a test for that? If she’s negative I don’t think there’s a problem holding off until you see the vet in the next hour or so. Be sure the vet tests for them too.
Just saw her AMPS. With it being that high I think a half dose would be ok. When does your vet open?
Her ketones are normal. At vet now. They're advising me now.
Little Baby Phoebe crossed over today at 10:20a.m. Thank you all that helped us with everything. I'll miss her more than anything. My heart is broken into a thousand pieces.
Oh no Eric I’m so very sorry. You gave her the very best life and she loved you and knew that you loved her too. Fly Free Sweet Phoebe you will always be special. Bobo will be waiting for you at the bridge
Lighting a ring of candles, in memory of your beloved Phoebe girl. We know how much you loved her and will miss her so much. Our hearts are breaking along with yours Eric.
<3 I am so sorry for your loss.
Eric, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Phoebe. It hurts like H, I know. She has such a sweet face and sounds like she had the best Dad in the world.
Oh my gosh this is heart wrenching! I am so sorry for your loss ((((Eric)))) It sounds like you were the best cat daddy you could be and I KNOW Phoebe is thanking you right now. My heart goes out to you.
What a cute little girl.
My Waldo (avatar) had RCM and had to have his lungs drained. He rebounded quickly but like Phoebe, I came home and found him hiding...Please feel the love extend to you. We all hurt when one of our own passes.
Fly free little Phoebe. Land, oh so softly, back to daddy's heart...forever.
I've watched Phoebe's progress from a distance. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss.
Fly free, Phoebe, and land softly. There are many of our kitties waiting with you at the Bridge.
I'm so sorry to learn of your heartbreaking loss, Eric! Please know that there are many thoughts and prayers on this forum being sent to you. I saw her beautiful pictures. May she rest in peace now with the angels.
So so sorry that it was time for Phoebe to leave. She is stunning.
I just can’t seem to put into words my grief for you. Only having seen the dedication you’ve shown here to your fur baby Phoebe, I am completely heartbroken for you. I know your paths will cross again, when the rainbow bridge brings you together once more.
My most heartfelt condolences to you, Eric.
I am so sorry for your loss, Eric! This seems so sudden. You have my condolences on the loss of your sweet furbaby, Phoebe
So sorry for your loss Eric. You took such good care of Phoebe. There just comes a time when we have to say goodbye to meet again in another time.
So sorry Eric You are a wonderful Daddy Bean Fly free and land softly pretty little girl
Oh Eric I'm so very sorry about your precious Phoebe, such a beautiful beautiful girl
My heart breaks for you, tears as I'm writing this. She had the best dad ever and knew that you loved her like crazy. Please take care of yourself, she will always be with you. She is back to being a healthy girl, playing with her all of her favorite toys
Sharon thank you so much for everything you did for Phoebe and me. Thank you so much for answering me when l reached out in 7/2/16 in my DKA hysteria on the message board knowing not what to do! You guided me and l was able to save her! I'm forever grateful to you and the years of happiness you gave Phoebe and I. ❤❤❤
Eric, you don't know me but because of another long time member with a Phoebe I always saw your posts. I was never a Prozinc user which is why you never heard from me, I had nothing to contribute. You gave Phoebe 14 years of love that will never be forgotten. Please take care of yourself.
(another non-Prozinc user lurker here)
I'm so sorry for the loss of your Phoebe. It's such a shock when they suddenly present these problems. Even if it's been going on for a while, they hide it so well, and it gives you no time to prepare. You were the best hooman, taking such good care of her and giving her so many happy years after the diabetes diagnosis. If only we could insulate them from all other illnesses the same way we take control of FD...
Fly free, sweet girl. Enjoy the catnip bananas (always available!) at the Bridge with the other kitties!
So sorry to hear the news about your dear Phoebe, Eric!! I haven't posted much on your posts since I don't use ProZinc but I have checked in on you guys now and then.
Fly free sweet Phoebe and land softly. You're going to have lots of friends at the bridge to welcome you and show you the best places to nap, the fields with the most butterflies to chase and the sunniest spots on the clouds. Before you know it (since time doesn't matter there) your daddybean will be there too and you'll both be together forever.
Eric, I am so very sorry Phoebe has crossed. You have been an amazing Dad to her, caring for her and giving her a wonderful life full of love.
They hide their illnesses so well and it is a shock when they get these devastating diagnoses.
Fly free beautiful Phoebe and land softly at the rainbow bridge.
Thinking of you as you grieve for your sweet girl
I am so sorry for your Lisa.
Fly free sweet Phoebe and watch over everyone who loves you.
Eric, I'm just seeing this now. I'm so very sorry you lost your precious Phoebe. We all enjoyed the many photos you posted of The Queen. Sending you peace and healing.
Thank you Deb! ❤ Even with the eventual heart break we'd all do it again. Saying goodbye is the hardest part with this life we're given. Thank you for your help.
Thank you Kris so much!!! She was/is my Queen forever!!!❤❤❤
Thank you Lisa❤
Thank you so much for the kind words. I appreciate it a lot! ❤
Thank you immensely!!! I appreciate your kind words and thank you from Phoebe ❤ as well!
Thank you so much. It's extremely heartbreaking knowing that they can't be with us on the full journey of are life's here on earth. But I smile remembering the short glimpse of beauty and love they shear with us knowing we'll all see them again. ❤
Thank you for thinking of us! I appreciate your kind words!❤❤❤
Thank you Diane! Someday I'll play with Phoebe again!l know this! I can't wait to see all my beautiful cats again! Phoebe, Bobo, Sampson, Morey, and Kitty!
Thank you so much! I loved being Phoebe's Dad and would trade everything to do it again!!!❤❤❤