Yes, she's had a terrible cough for a month, we were very worried because the allergy medications weren't working, and that's why we took her in (the soonest available was 2 weeks to get her in)
Her cough is gone, she is on Laskix and Pimobendan (which is not approved in the USA) she has fluid in her lungs, and of course being old congestive heart failure is the cause. She also has an unknown mass that could be pushing in her heart/lungs as well, but of course absolutely no surgery for that - she is too old and that is very intrinsic and intrusive surgery. It is too dangerous to put her under now that she is 16.
She is not herself, her peppy personality is gone, she seems "sad/depressed" I know these are some of the side effects, being dizzy, etc.
We are very happy her cough is gone, relieved..... But the personality went with it, major appetite loss, but we cook up nice thick (but small) steak cubes for her and she will eat two of those a day, we keep her in the kitchen while cooking them up so the smell sparks her appetite. Normal weight on hovers around 4.5 lbs. She is down to 3.9 Still praying because we just don't want it to happen here in Bahrain. We will just snuggle and love her, and totally spoil her, she is in our lap every moment of the day she can be.
We have a follow up appt tomorrow for xrays to see if her lungs have cleared up.
Thank you so much
for your responses and warm wishes
My husband and I, and our little girl Riley
are grateful, being able to talk about it help a lot since my husband is shutting down and won't talk about it because his eyes well up.
We are getting through this, he is back at work tomorrow so he will be incredibly busy, that will distract his mind a bit from this.