Sandi-- w/Kitzel (Kitzi) & Lisel (Lisi)
Prayers for both of our babies, please! Neither of them are doing well at the moment. I won't go into detail for now. We are concerned.
Sandi, if you think stress makes Lisi worse, do you think you guys leaving her with your daughter would stress her out even more. Sending prayers for help with your decision.Thank you all so much for the support.
Last night we felt Lisi was passing---very shallow breathing, no interest in life, almost non-responsive. D prayed over her (it was around 12:15 PM by then) & we just held her. Finally she slept & we did, albeit w/one eye open. It has been more than a yr. since her 2nd surgery & she was given 3 months so we know that GRACE has allowed her to live well, for the most part. This up-&-down has been hard. We have ALMOST decided to just cancel our trip up to MA. & try to do it later in the summer. Our DD is really looking forward to our coming. Gee, I miss them.
I do think it starts w/stress for Lisi.
I have an appt. w/an IS the day after we get back @ the ER clinic where Lisi has been cared for (cardio requested we do this & it has taken time to get in to see her) for Kitzel. He is on 4 meds-2 heart & two for CT. I have learned a great deal about the CT & managing it, but am no expert. The FB group I joined has helped a lot.
Walter, I did not know Snowball has CT! It often goes along w/an enlarged heart but Kitzel's heart is not yet enlarged. He had a grade 4 when I last spoke w/cardio but it has gone from 0 to 3 & now this last time to 4 so a fairly quick progression.
It also depends on which part of the trachea the collapse is---higher up or lower down & the degree to which it is collapsed. I hope the IS can tell me that after viewing his exrays. For some reason I think his is lower down. I personally feel that his collapsed when I thought he had had the allergic reaction to a sardine----& we rushed him to the vet.
Anyhow, continued prayers as we have to decide soon to cancel our trip up.