Monday, September 10, 2007
The pets are in a heightened state of alert. Yesterday Sport started to pant while having terrific back spasms. It concerned all of us - 2 legged and 4 legged creatures alike. The spasms ended as did the panting and normal activity resumed.
Today the spasms and panting came back. Luckily I had made an appointment with the vet for the afternoon. We have ruled out fever, lung disease, and heart disease. Heart disease took awhile longer to rule out as Sport kept purring while the doctor was doing his best to hear the heart beat. The harder he tried the more Sport purred :-).
So now we are in observation mode. The poor cat. When we got home another attack hit and Sport decided to lie down in the dining room. Two cats and one dog kept close tabs on him until the attack ended. Sport was not a happy cat. He still isn't as he isn't allowed outside for a week - partially due to the spasms and also due to his needing a rabies shot in a few days. We will revisit the situation next Monday. I'm starting to think pinched nerve. We shall see.