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40497Re: [FH] Stage D Congestive Heart Failure

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  • Westgold
    Sep 30 3:35 PM
      I hope this isn't a silly question -- I have no experience with fluid buildup ---- but why can't they implant a drain tube, the way they put drains in the heads of people with head injuries, then the excess fluid just drains out as fast as it accumulates??
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      From: smittyhj82
      To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 2:02 PM
      Subject: [FH] Stage D Congestive Heart Failure

      We started Winston on Carvedilol alittle over 4 weeks ago. He is still in congestive heart failure. How many of you have had kitties that are constanly building fluid? What have your vets done? I give sub q lasix instead of oral, but now it is barely helping and fluid returns within 8 hours. We are not open mouth breathing. Just increased respiratory rate. I need advice. I am out of ideas :(

      Melissa and Winston

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