Hi Sabrina, welcome to you and Miguel! I'm glad you found us tho I am sorry
you have to be here.
We have some members whose kitties have CRF and HCM. Hopefully they will
A feline cardiologist would be the best to determine how much fluids Miguel
Some members split up the subq's into two sessions like 25ml or 50ml once or
twice a day. It depends on their kitties heart disease and their CRF and
what amount is safest for them..
The fainting sounds like Syncope (fainting). Some heart kitties do have
Here is a link on Syncope:
Best to you and Miguel!
Candace with Cinnamon and Skylar
On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 11:05 PM, Sabrina A. <sabrap@...> wrote:
> Hello all,
> My name is Sabrina and I have a Persian cat named Miguel. He is eleven
> old and suffers of multiple health problems: Renal Failure (CRF),
> Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD),
> Polycystic Leaver Disease, High Blood Pressure and Hypertrophic
> Cardiomyopathy (HCM).
> Our biggest difficult - besides coping with his ups and downs - is actually
> dealing with all these problems as a whole, once that treating one
> alone brings a risk of worsening another. So far we have been trying to
> some sort of "status quo" while managing his health problems, treating the
> symptoms as they appear and avoiding more aggressive treatments.
> Miguel was diagnosed with CRF and HCM about three years ago. In the last
> month his renal condition has deteriorated and it was necessary to get him
> on fluids again. His is taking sub-qs twice a week and I am concerned that
> it might be too much for his heart. Yesterday, he almost scared me to death
> when after making a huge effort to through up a hair ball he fainted. This
> had never happened before. He was back on his feet rather quickly, but he
> seemed a bit dizzy and weak for a little bit afterwards.
> The vet said that there is not much we can do. That probably he pushed
> himself to much and his heart lacked oxygen, what caused him to faint. His
> was already on atenolol and that we should just watch him closely to see
> things go.
> Has anyone in here had a similar problem?
> Best wishes,
> Sabrina & Miguel.
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