Heya friends! We wanted to update you on how our Mommy is doing after her scary experience.
As a reminder, on Thursday the bus Mommy was riding on had an electrical fire and the bus coach filled with very caustic fumes. Mommy is an asthmatic so the fumes caused her (and three others on board) to have an asthma attack. Though she was able to get the emergency symptoms under control (wheezing, gasping for oxygen, not being able to breath, etc) with her rescue inhaler that she always carries with her, she developed a very painful, deep cough that caused Daddy to take her immediately to her V-E-T. She was diagnosed with pulmonary pneumonitis (smoke/chemical inhalation) and the V-E-T put her on lots of meds and sent her home to rest with express instructions not to go anywhere for at least 48 hours or do anything that would cause her to breath in chemicals, etc (the doctor literally told her she was not allowed to clean the house all weekend). She was also warned that because her lungs are inflammed and somewhat burned and bruised, any bacteria or infection that got into her lungs would likely go straight into pneumonia.
Mommy is feeling better which is very good. We've been making sure that one of us is with her at all times. For example, last night she went to sleep with Captain Jack lying on her legs and Samwise lying beside her and woke up with Dante on her ankle and Fagin curled up to her neck. She is still coughing and it hurts very badly, but she is coughing less. She slept for 12 hours last night but we think that she needs to sleep lots so she can heal. She is trying not to think about how bad things could have been (her great uncle died from a bad asthma attack) for her and her fellow passengers but when she does it really scares her. We are taking care of that by purring at her as well as playing together in front of her so she is distracted. Dante is allowing her to brush him too so that she has something to keep her mind off of the scary stuff.
More than anything Mommy and us want to thank you for all our your good wishes and purrs and purrayers for her. Mommy has been moved to tears more than once when she realized how much love the kitties, woofies, buns and beans of the blogosphere were sending to her. We love you all and are grateful for the positive energy and love we have felt from you all. We'll update again soon and hope to get around to see some of our friends as well. Take care everyone and thanks again, truly.
We do have one favor to ask. We would appreciate it if we could all send some of our love and good thoughts to the people on the Gulf Coast who are watching Hurricane Gustav. Uncle Dave is from New Orleans and still has lots of family there. Last night Aunt Susan called and asked if we would be willing to lend our guest rooms to some of Uncle Dave's family that may flee from the Hurricane. Mommy told her to tell them to come on over and to bring their furries too. We purr and purray that everyone is okay and that the bad storm goes away!!