31884Fwd: Re:New here with HCM diagnosis
- Dec 31, 2007thank you...Her breathing is down to 25 to 28 today. She is also
taking in about double the amount of food that she has been
tolerating. Previously I was able to get about 15cc of food and 12
cc of water every 3 to four hours... her last feeding, I got 30 ccs
of food and 15 ccs of water down before she decided she had enough.
I did not have an ultrasound done...I cannot afford it at this time.
I will be able to in a couple of weeks. My new vet seems to be very
up with heart conditions and is 99% sure of the diagnosis. We will
do the ultrasound as soon as we can to verify.. She did stop eating
and with 7 cats...i did not catch it as soon as I should have what
with the Christmas and all going on. So I really believe that we are
dealing with 2 seperate issues. I think that he did not want to do
the lasix because of her not eating and drinking and we are trying to
get fluids into her.
She is alert just not very active although she has never been very
active. She did take about a teaspoon of food on her own this
morning. That is the first time in 2 weeks that she would eat
anything but maybe 1 and only 1 treat. The only other thing she will
eat is catnip which I have been giving a little after every feeding
because it seems to calm her stomach and keep her from throwing up.
We have had only a small amount of vomiting yesterday...after huge
amounts every day for a week and none today so far.
I know that we need to do the cardiologist thing, but I do not work
and am on a limited income. I do have some money caoming in a couple
of weeks from my father's estate and plan on using some of it to at
least confirm what we are doing is right.
Thank you for all the help you can give and advice. I am so leary of
vets having had 2 bad ones in a row before this one and tend to try
to double check everything. He diagnosed the hcm based on a heart
murmer and a full panel blood work.
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