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I need some answers
Can a cat that is put under anesthesia to get enema done...Can it affect their lungs...Can it damage their lungs
I know this sounds like silly question
But again it's not
If a cat is loosing weight...can lung deteriorating cause that
My baby recently crossed the bridge...cause of lung deteriorating
What caused it..The vet already done gave me long list of things
What's yas insight on this? ?He was doing fine and the all of a sudden he was like skinny like day or so
Vet said being constipated could cause weight loss
And after the enema..he didn't gain back
He started having labored breathing..took him back and vet said his abdomen was tender extremely tender
We was thinking pancreatitis
So I requested an x-ray of his abdomen and his pancreas was fine..but his lungs were deteriorating baddly
All this came on suddenly..or I would have taken him to the vet as soon as I saw changes
Like when he started loosing weight I immediately took him
And can a vet when they feeling the cats stomach..to see if full of poop...cant the vet tell its too tender there. ? Before she even did the enema
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The vet that did xray abdomen cause it was way too tender is not the same vet that did the enema
 

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I wish I could help give you answers. Anesthesia can have some effect on the lungs, but typically only if there is a lung issue to begin with. Sometimes a cat can aspirate when under anesthesia and it can cause lung damage, but usually it is not fatal unless there were other issues going on with the lungs before that. Snowball could have been having some lung troubles for years - and because they can be very subtle you wouldn't have even been aware of anything going on. I think perhaps Snowball has had some health issues that escalated over time and brought on these most recent problems that he was having.

Can you tell us what the vet gave you as a list of possibilities? Unless you sit down with the vet and go through every little detail of what the vet thought about Snowball's overall health condition, you can only speculate about what happened. The vet is where you will get more answers to your questions than you can ever expect to get from anyone here.

All we can do is 'lend you an ear' and offer our support for the loss of your beloved Snowball.
 

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Ah, Darlin', again, I am SO, SO sorry about all of this!

Anesthesia, in and of itself, would not cause issues unless the cat had a bad reaction to it, but that would be immediate, not taking place over time. I don't believe it could be the root cause of the issue, although, as FeebysOwner FeebysOwner said, it could have made things worse to some degree. I think probably that Snowball was getting very gradually worse, so slowly that you, living with him day to day, could not have noticed it until it reached a certain point, so that it felt "sudden" to you. That is normal. It happens to everyone about something at some point. Heck, I missed my elder son's sloooooooowly deteriorating hearing for far longer than I should have because it was SO gradual.

What I can tell you for sure is that yes, a vet feeling the abdomen CAN tell that it is tender. The muscles are tight, and tighten even more when touched. It is called "guarding." So, there's at least one answer for you. I only wish I had more.

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I wish I could help give you answers. Anesthesia can have some effect on the lungs, but typically only if there is a lung issue to begin with. Sometimes a cat can aspirate when under anesthesia and it can cause lung damage, but usually it is not fatal unless there were other issues going on with the lungs before that. Snowball could have been having some lung troubles for years - and because they can be very subtle you wouldn't have even been aware of anything going on. I think perhaps Snowball has had some health issues that escalated over time and brought on these most recent problems that he was having.

Can you tell us what the vet gave you as a list of possibilities? Unless you sit down with the vet and go through every little detail of what the vet thought about Snowball's overall health condition, you can only speculate about what happened. The vet is where you will get more answers to your questions than you can ever expect to get from anyone here.

All we can do is 'lend you an ear' and offer our support for the loss of your beloved Snowball.
๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜”I know and thank you
The vet said infections could have caused it
Snowball was clinically diagnosed with feline herpes ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’” awhile back
He said that could have had a hand in it
He said it could be a long list of things
Im just heartbroken and guess im looking for answers that may never know
 
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Ah, Darlin', again, I am SO, SO sorry about all of this!

Anesthesia, in and of itself, would not cause issues unless the cat had a bad reaction to it, but that would be immediate, not taking place over time. I don't believe it could be the root cause of the issue, although, as FeebysOwner FeebysOwner said, it could have made things worse to some degree. I think probably that Snowball was getting very gradually worse, so slowly that you, living with him day to day, could not have noticed it until it reached a certain point, so that it felt "sudden" to you. That is normal. It happens to everyone about something at some point. Heck, I missed my elder son's sloooooooowly deteriorating hearing for far longer than I should have because it was SO gradual.

What I can tell you for sure is that yes, a vet feeling the abdomen CAN tell that it is tender. The muscles are tight, and tighten even more when touched. It is called "guarding." So, there's at least one answer for you. I only wish I had more.

My heart with yours.
So when the first vet in the beginning that said Snowball was constipated..had to feel his abdomen to know this???Right???The one that did the enema...So if that vet had to feel his abdomen to know he was constipated and also took xray that day to confirm it..this is in the beginning of all this..
Then shouldn't she have noticed the extreme tenderness..and seen his lung issue on xray or no???Im sorry..Im probably looking for answers and gasping at straws
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I wish I could help give you answers. Anesthesia can have some effect on the lungs, but typically only if there is a lung issue to begin with. Sometimes a cat can aspirate when under anesthesia and it can cause lung damage, but usually it is not fatal unless there were other issues going on with the lungs before that. Snowball could have been having some lung troubles for years - and because they can be very subtle you wouldn't have even been aware of anything going on. I think perhaps Snowball has had some health issues that escalated over time and brought on these most recent problems that he was having.

Can you tell us what the vet gave you as a list of possibilities? Unless you sit down with the vet and go through every little detail of what the vet thought about Snowball's overall health condition, you can only speculate about what happened. The vet is where you will get more answers to your questions than you can ever expect to get from anyone here.

All we can do is 'lend you an ear' and offer our support for the loss of your beloved Snowball.
I cry every day
I aint been the same since that day 8th of july /2020...a week before his 12th birthday
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So if that vet had to feel his abdomen to know he was constipated and also took xray that day to confirm it..this is in the beginning of all this..Then shouldn't she have noticed the extreme tenderness..and seen his lung issue on xray or no???
The vet may have recognized some tenderness but thought it was likely due to the constipation and discomfort from that. The x-ray probably didn't cover enough area to display the lungs, since they weren't really focused on that part of the body.
 

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Im just heartbroken and guess im looking for answers that may never know
Of course, you are, and of course, you are. I will tell you one thing that I know...no matter how many answers that you get, or DO NOT GET, in the end, all that will really matter is that you loved him and did your best for him, and that he loved you with all his furry little heart. And that his love is with you still.
 
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Of course, you are, and of course, you are. I will tell you one thing that I know...no matter how many answers that you get, or DO NOT GET, in the end, all that will really matter is that you loved him and did your best for him, and that he loved you with all his furry little heart. And that his love is with you still.
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