Sick Siamese

Saturday, January 02, 2010 Posted In , , Edit This 6 Comments »

My 12 year old blue point Siamese boy was diagnosed a couple of years ago with diabetes. Recently I've noticed the symptoms returning so I took him in to the vet to have his levels checked. We made some changes and he did okay for about a week. Then he started panting. I assumed it was Kussmaul breathing which can happen if their blood sugar skyrockets. He did it off and on for two days over the holidays. I took him in on Monday to see what they thought. In the end they couldn't see how the blood sugar would be causing the continued rapid panting, so they x-rayed him. His lung films looked like someone laid a piece of lace over them, there's that much asthmatic type damage. The vet said it looked like end stage asthma. I've never noticed anything odd about his breathing other than he was a little noisy and he snores.


So the vet sent the films to the radiologist at UGA. He looks at them and says the same thing, but he also says it is one of the worst cases he's seen and he wants to use the x-rays in his teaching.


Now Zoos is on steroids to try to make his breathing better, but that will likely screw up his blood sugar levels. It's a Catch 22. Poor guy.

So if you have it in you to say healing prayers for a feline, he could certainly use some. *sigh*

6 comments:

aBigHairySpider said...

Zoos is a lucky cat to have such a caring family.

Opinionated Gifts said...

Ugh. Poor kitty indeed. Sending light to Zoos. Hope he can at least get comfortable.

Erina said...

Awwww poor kitty. I hope you find a balance to keep him comfortable and happy.

~sable~ said...

Kitty has our healing soothing thoughts. Delivered as U read this. and *hugs* for you.

Darkwulfe said...

Now there are no cats in America and the streets are paved with cheese...there are no cats in America...so set your mind at ease! winks...Here's hoping your cat breaths better..

Lisa said...

Hoping he recovers. You've had more than your fair share of sick critters this year.