Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Purrs and Prayers Needed for Lita

Purrs and prayers badge for Lita.
Hi everyone, it's the Mom today.

Some of you have been seeing our updates about Lita on Facebook.  I've been holding off on officially asking for purrs and prayers for her because I was hoping (and praying) that she'd get better.  Instead, she's gotten worse.  I feel it's time to ask for the support of our amazing friends - to come together to send tons of healing purrs and prayers and love to sweet Lita so she can heal.

After our vet visit in early October (which went amazingly well!), Lita began to have more asthma attacks.  Soon she was having asthma attacks nearly everyday.  Then it became a daily thing.  Now, she's up to several coughing spells/asthma attacks a day.

I am in very close contact with her vet.  Her new vet is AMAZING.  I cannot say enough good things about her! 

We have tried adjusting Lita's asthma medications.  Nothing has really made a dent, though. 

Last week, Lita was breathing very fast on Thursday and Friday.  It really scared me.  So our vet had me make some more adjustments to her medication.  She also told me what to watch for - signs that Lita needed to go to the hospital/ER.  Thankfully, I haven't seen any of those!  With the increased Prednisolone, she is breathing more normally, not so fast.  That's definitely a good thing.

However, she is still having a lot of coughing. 

I thought about it a lot over the weekend, and I realized that some of her symptoms are mimicking the symptoms she had when she had pneumonia in 2015 and 2016.  So I wrote our vet a long email telling her my observations and asking for her thoughts moving forward.

She agrees that pneumonia is a distinct possibility here, and we have agreed that a trial treatment of amoxicillin is a reasonable course of action. 

If the amoxicillin doesn't help, though, she will need chest x-rays before we do anything else.  X-rays are incredibly stressful on Lita, so I am hoping and praying that the amoxicillin will work and she won't end up needing them. 

Lita on my bed.

We are beyond fortunate to have a vet who understands cats so well, who clearly cares about them so much, and who is so willing to work with us.  I feel quite blessed to have found her. 

Lita clearly doesn't feel well.  She is eating a little, but not nearly as much as she usually does.  We are trying to give her extra love.  She seems to like it when we are near her while she rests and sleeps.  She loves to curl up on my pajamas.  I'm bringing her room service and letting her eat on my bed.  I feel very bad for her and just want her to get well.  I know that you all can relate to how much I love and care about her. <3 p="">


  1. I am sorry that Lita is doing so badly, and of course you have my love and good wishes for her. I agree that a good and caring vet makes so much difference. If it wasn't for ours we would have lost Flynn nearly 3 years earlier.
    I hope the amoxicillin works for her. I have you both in my thoughts.

  2. Oh...I'm so sorry Lita is going through so much stress. It really is comforting to know you have a vet you trust, and who you can truly communicate with. Sending purrs, prayers, and love your way from the Zee/Zoey gang.

  3. Mega healing purrs headed Lita's way, we hope she is better soon.

  4. Healing Pawkisses are on the way and purrayers to feel better soon <3 <3 <3

  5. I have been following Lita’s news on FB, and I send purrs and hugs everyday. With Chuck declining, I am living your heartache too. From one cat mama to another.

  6. Lita has had her health challenges all along the way and you have been there for her trying your best to meet them head on. Now you not only have our purrs and prayers for her, but you have an excellent vet. We'll continue our good thoughts and prayers for her recovery and the peace of mind that you need so badly.
    Chopin, Bridgie, Mom Julie with angels Tinker and Anastasia. xoxoxo

  7. Lita, we are so sorry you are going through a tough spell right now. Just know you are in our thoughts and purrs.

  8. I am glad you have such a wonderful vet. I will be praying that she gets better soon and won't need those x-rays. XO

  9. You and Lita have both been in our thoughts and prayers a lot lately. I am so glad that you have a veterinarian with whom you are so happy and comfortable. It is such a great feeling to know that your furbaby is in the best hands possible. We will continue our purrs and prayers and are sending Lita lots and lots and lots of well wishes!

  10. We send a ton of purrs to Milita and hope the antibiotic helps her.

  11. I'm sending Lita lots of purrs - please keep us posted!

  12. Pneumonia sure can make you feel horrible and I'm glad your new Vet is so helpful. We sure hope you feel better soon sweet Lita, we all love you.

  13. We're sorry you have to go through this, Lita. We send you tons of purrs and hope you feel better soon. Purrs

  14. If wee *purr* an purray any harder Lady Sierra wee will 'blow a baskit'. Butt wee wILL keep at it....
    Milita meenss thee werld to all of us an wee want her to stay with you fur a while longer...
    ~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~ an {{hugs}} LadyMum

  15. Oh Lita, we are sending purrayers and POTP that you can get some relief from your breathing problems and begin to feel better !

  16. we R troo lee sorree Lita and send St Francis' blessings yur way with plentee ta spare ~~~~~ we hope de medisinz werk sew ewe due knot hafta haz ex rayz ~~~~ ♥♥

  17. We're so sorry Lita is sick. We're sending lots of healing prayers and energy.

  18. I am not "live" on Facebook much at all so I missed the updates. So sorry to hear that Lita is not doing well but am happy you have a Vet that you trust and like. Sending tons of purrs and prayers your way! (((hugs))) to Lita

  19. purrs and prayers on the way!

    pip, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

  20. We're sendin' lots of hugs and purrayers. C'mon Lita, you can do this. Fight girl and get better.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  21. Poor Lita. We are purring and praying, for sure!

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  23. Lita, hang in there, let this medicine do its work.

    You are such a lovely girl, we are all cheering you on.

  24. Oh, dear Lita. I am purring my hardest for you to start to feel much better, really soon. And we here are pawyering fervently too.
    Our pups send POTP as well.

    ((((( ♥ )))))