Isabelle at the keys today. Like my friend Sid, I like to time my health issues to coincide with the holidays. Makes the holiday so much more festive.
Anyway, I started having problems with my breathing Saturday night. Wheezing, panting, snotty nose, the usual. Mom pulled out all her tricks to help from the inhalers (2 different kind of meds) to chest rubs to break up congestion to making me stay inside most of the weekend with the air on frigid.
I would improve then get worse. Lather, rinse, repeat. Just when mom would get ready to take me to the ER vet, I would get better.
Well this morning, she took me to my regular vet to figure out what was going on. She was sure I was on my way to pneumonia. Ha ha, joke's on her! After oxygen (loved that!) and an xray, no congestion in my lungs at all! I do have a small tracheal infection but a round of antibiotics and steroids should get me back to normal. The vet even said that my lungs looked better now than a year ago! Hee hee!
Since I really enjoyed the hit of oxygen before the xray, mom and the vet are looking into getting me my own tank. We'll hook it up to my stroller so I can get to bingo with the girls!
So remember kids, save your illnesses and injuries for the holidays when you can. Don't let that barbecue or big dinner steal the spotlight from you!