This is Midnight Helen's mother. I need your advice! I posted on another thread that she coughs now and then (maybe once a month) but as soon as I pet her and talk sweetly to her, she will stop coughing and start purring--so I just assumed it was a behavioral thing. She is having NO other symptoms whatsoever. Just to be on the safe side, I called her vet today and they told me that it would be a good idea to bring her in and do blood work and all kinds of things. Of course, if she is sick I don't care what the price of anything is if it will help her. But I'm wondering if I should traumatize her with a car trip to the vet, a blood draw, and other things. She will soon be 11 years old and I NEVER take her anywhere unless I really think it's necessary. I'm starting to think that since she is fine otherwise, maybe I really don't need to take her. But on the other hand, what if something is really wrong with her? I'd never forgive myself if she died from something I could have prevented or treated!!