… can happen in one month!
If anything, this blog proves that life does and will go on after a hysterectomy.
Dental stuff … have YOU ever had a tooth besides a wisdom tooth (AKA 3rd molar) pulled? I had to have a molar pulled 3 weeks ago. Sad, sad is me. Newsflash! The tooth fairy no longer visits after you’re an adult.
I’m not happy about losing this tooth … this molar number 18 to be specific. Here’s a previous post about dental pain. If you like to read about pain click that link. If you want to read MY favorite post of this entire blog click that link. Honestly, the pain I experienced written about in that previous post makes my husband’s kidney stone look like nothing … either that, or I have a lower tolerance to pain!
One of my cats has allergy induced coughing. Did you know that asthma in cats looks like puking? It’s true. I did not know. My cat makes this weird barking cough just like the cat in the video (see below).
My kitty is now doing well after being checked out by the vet, and doesn’t have severe asthma thankfully. He’s responding well to Zyrtec, an over-the-counter antihistamine (normally for humans, off-label use in cats) I crush in his food at least every other day. I also have an albuterol inhaler with a spacer to give him a rescue treatment for any of those coughing episodes.
Cat having an asthma attack:
Check out FELINE ASTHMA. There’s another excellent example of a cat having an asthma attack in that blog post.
According to the Cornell University Feline Health Center, up to 5% of cats suffer from feline asthma. Feline asthma is caused by an allergic reaction to inhaled particles, called allergens. The immune system of a cat susceptible to allergens will trigger an inflammation of the airways, leading to breathing difficulties.
What are the symptoms of feline asthma? An asthmatic cat can have labored, open-mouthed, or rapid breathing, wheezing, coughing, and even vomiting. Cats with breathing issues will often sit in a crouched position, extending their head and neck forward while coughing or wheezing.
My husband had a kidney stone two weeks ago. Whoa, can that man take a lot of pain! And did you know that typically speaking, a stone under 5 mm usually doesn’t require surgery? His was 3 mm — I guess he’s an underachiever. Oh, if only he could push out diamonds! His dad told him to drink beer to pass the stone. He also recommended watermelon. My husband opted for the beer. Sure enough, the next day my husband drank two beers and voila, he gave birth to his stone! Beer as medicine … who knew?