|Myrna Loy sleeping|
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Myrna Much Better Since the June 4 Cardiologist Visit
Myrna saw the cardiologist for breathing difficulties on June 4 (blog posts below.) She spent a week recovering. The lasix had been changed from 10mg in the a.m.; 5mg at lunch; and 5mg at dinner in the evening. But after a couple of days, Myrna began to show signs that by 5 or 6 p.m. she needed more lasix. And if she didn’t need it then, she showed that she needed it at bedtime. After a week of giving extra lasix when she showed she needed it (breathing rate going up to 40 and staying there) I called the vet and asked if she could go back to receiving lasix QID-four times a day, keeping the 10mg in the a.m. She agreed. Now Myrna receives 25mg total-10mg in the a.m., 5mg at lunch, 6:30 p.m., and 5mg at bedtime. After a couple of days, Myrna showed signs of energy and alertness. Her breathing was more steady and normal at 32-36.