33019My cat has heart failure, now what?
- Apr 28, 2008Hi All,
I am sure you have all heard this before so please forgive my
rambling. My my 9 year old cat was diagnosed with advanced heart
failure in October of 2007. The specialist gave him 3 months to live.
My cat has had more EKG's and sonagrams than my grandparents! He also
takes some of the same meds as my grandparents. Life is funny that
Anyhow, I am writing to you all because I am very frustrated with the
cat cardiologist. I drive 60 minutes to see the specialists every 10-
14 days. They are the "only game in town". They keep telling me my
cat is going to die and this will be very expensive. After 6 months
of meds, tummy taps, and various tests, I think I understand both of
those concepts. What I don't understand is what to except.
Help me out here..is there a "normal progression of the disease".
Lately my cat has been less bloated. I am thinking hurray the
diuretics are working and he is more comfortable...the vet says
(through a vet tech who never seems to understand a word I tell
her) "No.. this is the progression of the disease. The Dr. is
certain your cat is getting worse". How is less bloated a bad thing?
What is the "progression" of this horrible gut wrenching disease?
Any insight would be gratefully appreciated
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