infection or cancer? i'm really worried now.
May 18, 2012 1:33am CST
For the past eight months or so, my girl has been having this wheezing cough. several visits to the vet all ended with the vet prescribing anti-histamines and steroids for asthma. it helped a little but the wheezing cough never did went away. recently, about a month ago my girl starting having nasal discharges. i brought her to yet another vet who finally believed me about her being down with a flu. xrays were taken and antibiotics prescribed. sadly, she didn't react very well to the antibiotics and continued to have the wheezing cough. the most recent visit to the vet was about a week ago. xrays taken this time showed that the whitish shadows on her lungs are getting much bigger and denser. the vet told me it could be a bad case of lung infection or worst, lung cancer. i'm bringing her in in a week's time to have yet another xray taken. hopefully her lungs will be cleared by the antibiotics she is taking now. i really can't stand the thought of my little girl having lunch cancer.
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19 May 12
That is terrible. I had a friend - well, they are still friends, but they don't live in Austin anymore - that lost a cat to lung cancer. It was very sad. Solo been wheezing for a long time, but my vet said it is probably just asthma
19 May 12
oh no, that's so sad to hear. your friends must have been devastated! i have lost a cat before, but it's not something i want to go through again. it's so devastating that i couldn't eat or drink for four days. not a single drop of water. i thought i was going to go crazy. thanks to supportive family and friends i managed to overcome the grieft. my girl has been getting better with the medicine so i really hope it's not lung cancer. i don't want to lose her ever and i'm prepared to do anything for her. but the baseline is still she should not suffer.