16895Fw: cat w/ CHF
- Jul 5, 2004I sure hope that this is not an indication that listers go off the deep
end without finding out the real facts. I just joined this list and I am
quite taken aback by this behavior. Since the email was sent to the list,
and others responded without any knowledge of the facts, I am answering
----- Original Message -----
From: "O'Conchubair" <RNMSW@...>
To: "turkishangoraathumanesociety" <turkishangoraathumanesociety@...>
Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 4:26 PM
Subject: cat w/ CHF
> There are cardiologists and Internal Medicine Specialists close by.
> Thank you for the URL.
> Is that atenolol 100mg that you quarter?
Found it, 25mg tablet of atenolol. Guess I can't use mine.
If you were referring to my post, I never said I would just give the
cat my tablets. If the vet said it was ok, then I would have the pills and
would not need another prescription. This has happened before with meds.
Denise O'Connor, R.N., B.S., M.S.W.
> > Denise... It is VITAL that you get in to see a Vet Cardiologist
> > ASAP. If there isn't one anywhere near you, then an Internal
> > Medicine Specialist. Almost 1 yr ago my Lillie had heart failure
> > (SEVERE OBSTRUCTIVE Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy). The 1st e/r was
> > ready to write her off...They closed at 8am and had me transfer her
> > to an e/r 45 minutes away that I knew nothing about. They ended up
> > having all kinds of specialists there. Lillie had A LOT of fluid in
> > her lungs and was in an oxygen tank for 4 days. Her prognosis was
> > VERY POOR according to her echocardiogram (A MUST for this condition
> > is an echo), yet the specialist was astounded at the progress she had
> > made over 4 days (Like she "refused to accept it"). Her heart
> > failure has now "resolved" and she takes meds everyday (very
> > inexpensive I might add), and acts like a normal kitty. They are so
> > happy whenever she comes in for a check-up.
> > To find a Cardiologist or an Internal Medicine specialist near you,
> > go to www.acvim.org
> > DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE, these specialists can be comparable (or
> > better) in fees than a general vet. (That is the case here in
> > Ohio). Just in case the $ound of $pecialist scares you... I didn't
> > know they existsed until Lillie had her heart failure. Hope your
> > baby is okay. Lillie is on:
> > Atenolol 1/4 tab in am & again in pm every day (8 am and 8 pm)
> > Lasix 1/2 tab in am every OTHER day
> > Enalapril 1/2 tab in pm every evening
> > "Baby" Aspirin (81mg) every THIRD day
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