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Very sick Maltese

We took our do to the vet and was told to give him meds for a failing heart and lungs.  Tried to get back in sooner but they were booked solid.  Can't get in until Monday..Is there anything I can give him to help him breath? He is gasping for air and cannot lay prone .  He has to sit upright with his head tilted up. Please help me.  Is there any home remedy to help until Monday when I can get him back to the vet?
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974371 tn?1424653129
Not much I can suggest unless you try a humidifier but this does  not sound good. Don't you have an ER clinic or aVet on call?
This sounds serious and not sure what you can do at home as the dog probably needs oxygen, a diuretic, etc that only a Vet can do.  You have meds?
Maybe someone has an idea but it is late now
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612551 tn?1450022175
Hope you have found some improvement.  

You say meds to help with heart and lungs.  As a human I am unaware of any meds that help one intake oxygen.  Supplemental oxygen, yes.  I suppose there are some meds to help relax the body which may help, don't know.

I'd look for an emergency pet service, and the facts may point to the need to end the suffering.  
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974371 tn?1424653129
Hope they sought Vet help.  If fluid build up the dog needs diuretics to help get rid of the  fluid, possible heart and  other medications plus oxygen.  
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462827 tn?1333168952
More than likely, this dog did not survive.....Once they get to the stage she described, the dog is suffocating in it's own lung fluids.....Death is fairly quick (A few hours) without Emergency intervention....Hope she found an Emergency Clinic!  :(  
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974371 tn?1424653129
I know. I hope so too.  :-(
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