Our Mellie was diagnosed today with advanced HCM after having US and
I think I will learn much from this group. Two days ago she had 4
events of either syncope or seizure... docs all say syncope until
they realize she is keeping her eyes closed and then they say
seizure. She is rarely awake but can raise her head and can walk,
albeit unsteadily, and get from one side of the room to another.
This evening we started her on low dose enalapril (1/4 of a 2.5 tab
twice daily, which is the same dose her sister is on to improve blood
flow in kidneys) and I hope to soon get an appt somewhere with cardio
doc. We are in NWOhio if anyone has any suggestions. She spent
Tuesday night at the ER and was transferred to referring vet for
daycare, her last event was Tuesday at 11pm. She spent today at the
vet and is home with us again tonight. If she is still as
sluggish/depressed in the morning the vet will keep her again (he has
her on IV Normosol during the day), but if she is more alert and no
more events then he will remove the IV needle and release her to us.
I do hope I can spend tomorrow doing much reading here. Please, if
anyone has any experience with keeping the eyes closed please let me
know as I'm hoping we can handle the one problem but I do hope she
isn't having two problems at once.