This week, Layla's delicate immune system decided that it was jealous that it was Marge's turn for a vet visit. In true dramatic fashion, Layla started hacking and coughing in what looked to be a pretty severe asthma attack.
In fact, she was so bad Saturday night that I considered bringing her to the emergency vet.
Alas, Marge's weekday appointment was switched to Layla's weekday appointment. A couple of x-rays later, Layla does, indeed, have some asthmatic stuff going on in her lungs.
Thankfully, the vet did not seem overly concerned, and said that he was actually happy with the x-rays, since they showed a normal-sized heart (yippee!). We will continue her low dose of Prednisone (which she is on for the intestinal issues) and perhaps increase if needed. She still takes her liver protectant supplement, Denosyl, as well.
Oh, and the other tidbit of good news was the fact that little Layla, who was down to nearly 6 pounds earlier this year, is now a nice and lean 8 pounds, 3 ounces.
Not to worry, Marge wasn't spared a visit. She got to go in that same afternoon (talk about an expensive day) for her wellness exam. She checked out perfectly fine, except for a couple of back teeth that seem to accumulate tartar no matter what I do. It may be time for a dental.
She was a trooper, too.. so much calmer than I ever recall her being at the vet's office. She sure has come a long way.