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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Update on Miri's condition


Miri is such a sweet baby.

This afternoon, had to tried another bit of albuterol sulfate. I used a water bottle with the bottom cut off. I put the spout on her nose and sprayed the dose into the open back of the bottle.
She didn't like it, but still breathed in a small amount, which was all she needed. She took off after the inhalation dose (my towel wasn't snug enough.) She went to her pillow on the chair and I loved her and snuggled her into a bigger towel.

I put a bit of Mentholatum on her upper lip. In a few minutes, her breathing calmed down to where I had to put my ear to her chest to hear her.

The Mentholatum was the biggest help, since she took off after the inhaler made a noise and didn't get much of the dose, which was okay. (Albuterol can make the heart race, so only a tiny amount for little lungs.)

I found out that Eucalyptus oil is okay for cats to breathe who have asthmatic symptoms. I'm going to get a small bottle from Whole Foods Association, a local health food store. (not related to the large Whole Foods Market Chain) I also read that Marshmallow and something called Inula helenium (elecampane) is okay for cats too and helps in calming the lungs.

Whole Foods Association carries marshmallow, but I have no idea about elecampane.

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12 comments:

  1. We just made a donashun to help out sweet Miri.
    I's haffing an aukshun starting next week to help her and all her brofurs an sisfurs.
    Love & Purrs,
    KC

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  2. Best of luck with her, we hope she feels better with your TLC and meds...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  3. Poor sweet baby. We are purring and praying for her to get well quick. With all your love and care she is sure to feel better.

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  4. Big purrs going out to little Miri, and the rest of the babies.

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  5. Poor sweet Miri, my sister Gracie has asthma but she uses a rescue inhaler, helps her bunches!

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  6. Oh, poor Miri. It must be hard to be so small and unable to breathe. We hope she will be all right. Jan says she'd try the herbs too.

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  7. Maybe you could spray the inhaler on your hand or finger and hold it in front of Miri's face/nose, or rub it on her lips/gums. Not quite as good as the inhaler directly, but at least she would get some of the dose.

    Purrrrrss for Miri

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  8. Poor little girl! I am sending her loads of healing purrs to help her hang in there while you work on helping her with her condition.

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  9. You are doing such a wonderful job helping out the kittens.

    My mom received her special surprise in the mail on Friday and she had the biggest smile on her face. Thank you so much!

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  10. Miri is such a little sweetheart. With Teddy's asthma, one thing we found really helped him was steamy vapours. If he had an attack, a couple of pints of boiled water in a bowl, one teaspoon of Tincture of Benzoin (Friar's Balsam) set down near where he was, really helped his breathing. Friar's Balsam is very soothing and gentle (and cheap - pharmacies and wholefood stores sell it in the UK) Obviously don't leave the hot steamy water alone with the cat though!

    Everyone is rooting for you sweet Miri!

    Whicky & Jane

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  11. Mira, we are purring for you. Asthma is no fun. Our (human) Mom had it.

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  12. Oh poor little Miri! We are sending her lots of purrs and prayers. I am not sure where to get the Inula helenium - if you have a Fruitful Yield near you I would suggest that, or if you have a big Whole Foods market they might have it if yours doesn't - they do carry a lot of herbal remedies there.

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