Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: From Canada, now in the UK.
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if she's otherwise fine i doubt she's at immediate risk. and the nurse obviously didn't think so either. try not to worry. if the doc wants you to bring her in they'll just give a quick listen to her chest and see if they can hear any fluid on the lungs, maybe run a few tests. aspiration pneumonia doesn't develop instantly, she'll be just fine until you can talk to the doctor, and with what little she inhaled, coupled with the fact that you likely got most of it out...i'm sure she'll be just fine. (not a doctor or nurse myself, but i was a vet nurse for two years and we deal with AP in puppies and kittens too. the illness itself is the same, it isn't something that comes on immediately without warning.)
hugs for you, mama, that must have been so scary. you did right by following your instincts and the doctor should be able to set your mind at ease. if you're really worried, go ahead and bring her in regardless of what s/he says and have them listen to her just to be on the safe side.
you did everything right, you're not a bad mama, these things happen.