31932Re: vaccination lump
- Jan 6, 2008Hi Lyn, I wanted to also chime in concerning surgery (anesthesia)
for our heart kitties. I, too, was terrified about putting Griffin
under, as he had bad gingivitis - painful mouth. I am fortunate to
have a vet that has a specialty in vet dentistry. However, she could
not assure me of anything anesthesia related. To our total delight,
he came through the dental surgery perfectly - not a single concern
while he was under. And, ironically there was another HCM kitty
having his dental that day as well. He was 10 and he did perfect as
well. So, our heart kitties can come through just fine. It is so
important for your vet to follow very strict anesthesia protocols.
There are certain drug combos that put less stress on their hearts.
One thing that my cardiologist recommended to our vet was to give
him a pre-anesthetic (they used buprenex) which in turn allowed them
to use less gas (isoflurane). Please keep us posted. Amanda
> I know this isn't heart related, but someone here might be able tohelp as
> Milli has a heart problem as you know. Milli came home from thehospital last
> night and we were petting her as she slept on the bed. We found alump between
> her shoulder blades, about the size of a pea, moveable andattached to a
> stalk. It's right where she has the vaccinations three months ago.a
> I took her to the vet this morning and they say a 50/50 chance of
> Vaccination sarcoma. I`m obviously really worried, particularlywith her heart. Has
> anyone had a heart cat which had surgery for this? Any other catwould have
> had surgery this morning, but Milli is at great risk from ananaesthetic. We are
> waiting to see if it is growing rapidly.vaccinated.
> Basically, I`m really upset. I feel I`m responsible as I had her
> She doesn't deserve this and I just want this all to go away. Iknow there's
> a 50% chance it's not a tumour and I can pray and hope, but whatthe heck do
> I do about surgery?had a heart
> There's a risk we'll lose her to surgery. Please, if anyone has
> cat with surgery, let me know and if there is anything I can do.
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