14452New member intro
- Oct 20, 2003Hi,
I have been lurking on this list for a while and thought it time to
do an intro. Our cat Krisper is 13 years old and was diagnosed with
CHF last spring. He also had megacolon about a year ago and we have
to treat him for chronic constipation. He is currently about 15 lbs
and on Wellness dry and canned (we add lactulose to it for the
constipation). His drug schedule is as follows: 2x a day: 1 lasix and
1 enalapril tab. 1x a day: stool softener, cisapride, potassium
supplement. Every other day he gets 1/4 tab of digoxin (this is new
for the last month), and twice a week he takes 1/4 baby aspirin.
Luckily, he is the mellowest Buddha cat and tolerates the pilling
with very few problems -- and looks forward to his treats afterward.
Last Tuesday, in the space of about 15 minutes, Krisper had diarrhea
on the floor in the study. A few minutes later, as I was cleaning it
up, we heard an unnatural yowl and ran into the living room where he
had vomited up his dinner. Within minutes, he was settled down again,
and has been fine since. We took him to the vet (my first thought was
possible digoxin toxicity but the blood test came back fine). The
vet thinks it was probably an angina attack. Has anyone else's cat
experienced this? The vet said, unfortunately there is nothing more
we can do, except get him to oxygen if it were to occur again.
Thanks; I have already learned a lot from looking at the archives.
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