The vet said there would be no discernible affect from the medication until
about 6 months
From: Jonathan Rosenberg [mailto:jr40@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 8:19 PM
Subject: RE: [feline-heart] new member
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Polis, Karen [CNTUS] [mailto:polisk@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 1:21 PM
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: [feline-heart] new member
> I heard about this group from my cat's breeder. he is
> almost 2- a Singapura,
Isn't 2 awfully young for a cat breeder ;-)
> just diagnosed 2 weeks ago with "Severe Hypertrophic
> Restrictive Cardiomyopathy."
I'm so sorry you have to be here, but welcome.
> Also, on his report are the following:
> "No evidence of Congestive Heart Failure at this time"
> (that's a good thing)
> "Potential complications: CHF, Thrombomboli, Sudden expiration"
> "Poor prognosis at this time
> The treatment is a dailey dose of 1/4 atenolol and 1/2 a baby
> aspirin every 3 days. The cardiologist said it is a race against
> time to see if the medicine helps and that he could go into
> congestive heart failure at any point in time.
Did he give you any idea of how long it would take for the medicine to help?
> Ocean is still interested in playing and eating and being
> lovey, but it is now very obvious to me how sick he is. The
> changes were so subtle, I didn't notice, but now I can see
> them all pretty clearly.
This is very common. If there were one thing I could change about cats, it
would be that they were not so good at hiding problems.
> Karen (polisk@...)
& Tabby (RB), Lynx (RB), Licorice, Tigger
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