|Purred: Wed Jan 7, '09 5:18am PST |
|Pokey is on Lasix and Clavamox for his severe pneumonia (again!). Its so bad this time, the vet said he may need to be hospitalized and put on IVs, and have his lungs drained; if his breathing doesn't improve by Friday (the vet said to give it 48-72 hours to improve). He also got a Lasix shot and an antibiotic shot at the vet yesterday (Around 4:15 pm).
As a former pharmacy tech, I know that Lasix is a diuretic, and the vet has given Pokey 12.5 mg 2x a day because his lungs sounded like "a washing machine" according to the vet.
Now, since he's on this diuretic, he's supposed to be peeing and drinking more. I have not observed Pokey pee since yesterday (in his pet taxi at the vet no less), and he hasn't touched a drop of water (he has been hiding under the headboard since 7 pm last night, well he was until I dragged him out this morning for his lasix and clavamox cocktail at 6 this morning).
Yesterday after the vet, he was fine. He was back to normal, eating treats and head bonking and loving on everyone and everything in his path. Then at 6pm, he went back to being lethargic and just wanted to be left alone.
Any ideas on how to get some fluids into him? I hate to see him like this, but he isn't interested in anything, and our vet didn't recommend giving him water through a syringe, just said to put water out for him (his water bistro is always full anyway, but he has no interest in it). I'm worried about him being dehydrated!!!
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