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Life of Ollie!

I Am Sick!

May 21st 2012 3:43 am
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Mama beleives I have Congestive Heart Failure. I am not doing well. For the past few weeks my breathing has been heavy and at times it is hard to catch my breath. There was one time she thought I passed away, for she couldn't wake me up. Earlier today she was first concerned I may have an upper respitory infection, for I had yellow discharge from my eyes, and a little blood from my nose, which really scared her. She took me in the bathroom, shut the door and turned on the shower, thinking the humidity might help, but it didn't.
She did some reading on Congestive Heart Failure in dogs and cats and found some signs are an extended stomach, fluid in or surrounding the lungs and also around the heart. After a while the blood has to pump harder and harder, which makes it harder for us to breathe, where we may cough, or have a hard time catching are breath, these are some of the signs of advance stages. Which all point to what is going on with me. Mama has been crying all night, not wanting me to go like this, she does not want me to suffer. Can anyone help us please?




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Purred by: Eva V

May 21st 2012 at 4:59 am

Hello, my new friend Ollie.
I am very sad to hear you are sick.
My mom doesn't have any experience with kitties your age. She did ask a friend (waiting to hear back) Also are you a member of Olde Furts group? Lots of knowledgeable and experienced humans there.
Please ask your mom not to cry. You will pick up her vibes and it will stress you more. Tell her she must be strong for her sweet boy!
A trip to your vet sounds like a good idea. Often when we are scared we jump to scary conclusions, you know?
I am asking my angel bro, Alfie to purr for you. His specialty is sweet orange/white boys like you.
Hang in there dude!
Love and purrs~
Purred by: Eva V

May 21st 2012 at 5:12 am

Hi Ollie, I wrote about you in my diary. I asked that they read your diary. I have many wonderful friends. Hopefully you will get some support soon.
Love and purrs
Purred by: ♥ Anna ♥ (Catster Member)

May 21st 2012 at 5:23 am

Ollie we are so sorry to hear you are so very sick. there are a couple of sites that may have some things to help you ~ they are: ment/cats-dogs-congestive-heart-failure.html

ht tp:// ongestive-heart-failure-in-pets.pdf

we are keeping you and your family in our prayers. love to you, Anna and furmily
Purred by: Biggles (Catster Member)

May 21st 2012 at 6:40 am

Purrs to you Ollie and to your Mom.

You don’t note that you have seen a vet. At this point, I think it is very important to get checked out. Maybe he can give you some medicine to make you more comfortable.

Keeping you and your Mom in our prayers.

Purred by: Orange Ruffy (Catster Member)

May 21st 2012 at 7:07 am

Dearest Ollie,
Many purrs and powr of the paw to you, handsome fellow! Please have your person get you checked by the vet. One of my cat friends lives with CHF and has a wonderful quality of life. But you need to be checked as not even I who know many things can tell you what is going on. You need to get a check up to deal with whatever is going on. It will provide relief to your mommy as to what's going on.
Purred by: Violet - Forever Loved (Catster Member)

May 21st 2012 at 7:12 am

We're all going to purr and purr for you, Ollie. We agree that your Mom needs to take you to a vet to make sure you don't have something that might be easily treatable. You might have a cold or lung infection, and if a vet was able to look you over, he might have medicine that could help you. Good luck, and we're purring for you!
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

May 21st 2012 at 10:41 am

We are adding our purrs and pawyers to the others. We do not have any medical advice, never having had any experience with this issue...but we sure hope that your Ollie will find the help he needs.
Hugs to you, too, Ollie's Mom!
Purred by: Callie (Catster Member)

May 21st 2012 at 11:24 am

We're so sorry to hear you're not doing well. We don't have any advice to offer, other than to see the vet to see what's going on and what can be done to hep you. Keeping you in our thoughts and purrs.
Purred by: Angel Ollie ILM (Catster Member)

May 21st 2012 at 8:02 pm

Thank you everyone, your friendship, love and support means so much! Relaxing and resting on Mama's bed.


Purred by: Gumpy Sweet Boy (Catster Member)

May 22nd 2012 at 7:56 am

Dear Ollie,
We are also purring for you. We don't have much information about congestive heart issues, but the vet should be able to help and give you some information. Purring that you feel better and your condition is treatable. Another thought would be to post in the Catster health forum where more pawrents who may have experience can see your post.

Sending lots of purrs,
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

May 22nd 2012 at 4:25 pm

Ollie. know wees all bees purring for yous here. {lease be ok!!!

Purred by: Tiny Mighty MoeMoe~Dreamette # (Catster Member)

May 22nd 2012 at 6:53 pm

We will pray and purr for you too sweet Ollie please do as others suggested and make sure your mom gets you to a vet. This is scary but sometimes it is not as bad as it seems, our furmom Ivey had blood from her nose and now we know it was only dry sinuses but before we new that mom was afraid for her.
lots of love and prayers to you and your mom

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