A Darcy Update!
Darcy is improving!! Her breathing is still fairly rapid but she is no longer coughing! The pred appears to be working. :) She has also expanded her food list to include: boiled chicken, boiled rice, deli ham and cooked hamburger with garlic. She also thinks peanut butter is okay but not as yummy as the aforementioned food items!
Also, for those of you interested, here is a picture of Darcy's xrays.
The vet took two laterals (one from each side) and a ventral/dorsal (in other words, she was lying on her back). For those of you who do not know, lungs on an xray should appear black not white. The reason being that the lungs are full of air and the xrays cannot pass through it. If they are white, like these, it means that there is fluid in the lungs. In fact, Dr Lauren's (a zoo vet) comment when she saw Darcy's xrays was "Wow! You usually only see something like that in a classroom!" In other words, her lungs look pretty bad. However, she is still breathing. She is not ready to go yet. When she is, she will let me know and I will let her go.