Sabrina is 14 years old and is in right sided heart failure and now
doesn't move around much at all. Can go about 6 feet and then stops to
rest. On our hardwood floors and any tile flooring I notice she is
slipping a little bit too. She is ok on carpet.
She sleeps almost ALL the time now. I took her off everything except
the lasix (1/4 tab 1 time per day) and the spiro (1/4 tab 2 times per
day) The only other medicine they acually had her on was lanoxin and
she was a zombie so we discontinued it.
I think what you are seeing in Widgie is the heart problem. At least
that's what it sounds like.
I know we are not putting Sabrina through more at this point. She is
going to live out her life as best as we can possbily do it, and she
gets acupuncture every 10 days to stay happy and healthy.
But this is not a quality of life that we would go to extremes to
contine. We are heartbroken as I know you are.
--- In feline-heart@y..., "Sandler, Zellene E." <zellene.sandler@p...>
> I sent this once and I don't think it went through, so sorry if it
> I had a bad night last night. Widgie seems so weak and tired. I had
> an extra 1/2 Lasix because her cough sounded wetter last night. She
> seem to want much affection...so unlike her former self. It just
hurts me to
> see her like this. But her heart rate was okay and even her resp
> This morning she was on the bed. I cuddled her a little and she
> little and licked my hand. She ate okay and then went into her
> to sleep for the day. She's started to have a little trouble jumping
> the chair that is next to the dresser. She seems very weak. I just
> her eyes and she is saying to me she's tired, very tired.
> I just don't know what to do. My internal med vet is gone this week.
> it be potassium is down? It was normal on her bloodwork a couple of
> ago. For those of you using Lasix, does your vet give potassium? I
> to switch to the dandelion.
> SO many of you say your cats have energy....why is Widgie like this?
> on a really low dose of heart meds so I don't think that's the
> really need some support today.