2 stories...one twisted and one really quite sad.
Carol · Feb. 14, 2008
we will do the twisted tale first
The Green Ghoul
Later last night when I was heading to bed, I noticed yet again my blanket laying on the floor. My green 300 thread count sheets were all messed up into a pile on the bed.
"WTF??" says I as I start to move closer and suddenly the green pile starts to slowly rise. And there just inches before my face is a snarling green ghoul with a distinctively sharp and pointed nose.
"Get the hell off my bed you fiend" I shout with firm resolve and out flies the exorcised ghoul without looking back as Phoebe heads straight out the door.
and the even scarier but sad one
Albus is still having trouble breathing today. We went to the vets and he was upset because he had to stay there for a few hours. His xrays show a massive pulmonary edema, we can't tell if it is pneumonia or cardiac based because the lung fields are so dense you can't see the heart in behind. By this point Albus is so very distressed he is literally gasping for air. But we think it is stress that has pushed him right to the edge and want to reduce his fear. he had 2 large doses of lasix in an attempt to move that fluid out and then re-xrayed to see how it did and i stayed with him for the second xray. and the lasix did absolutely nothing at all and my being with him did not calm him down either.
Albus is home again and contentedly laying in front of his beloved fake fire. We gave him antibiotics and maybe the lasix will work better overnight. But he is settled and back to his new normal laboured breathing and is no longer gasping for air right now.
If it is a pneumonia, he stands a chance that we can treat this with antibiotics. We will repeat the xrays again tomorrow if it looks like the lasix worked and maybe we can then see his heart. If it is cardiac, we might be able to treat this too...but the vet said it could be a hundred things. She said that FeLV can cause all kinds of different life threatening problems. It could even be an FIP secondary to his FeLV.
What she did say which is as clear as you can get, is that Albus is in deep shit.
Positive thoughts are needed for this little cat who is very ill tonight. If he survives, it is just a matter of time before we are in crises again on a different day.
BUT....Albus is happy, he likes his new life, he likes all the love and the really good food and I think if given a choice, he might choose to stay here a little while longer, he likes his red, white and blue american/canadian home.