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33019My cat has heart failure, now what?

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  • goneaussie4ever
    Apr 28, 2008
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      Hi 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
      way.

      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

      Cheers,
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