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48786RE: [FH] Re: HyPOthyroid- heart issues connection

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  • Cindi
    Aug 25, 2013
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      Is his albumin reading low?

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      On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 2:04 PM, Maggie Wilson wrote:

      > Thank you so much for responding, Judith. I'd really like to ask you
      > more questions. I've been a member of all the thyroid groups +
      > adrenals etc- to learn as we've been dealing w/ endocrine issues since
      > Dec 2010 but it seems you have some different info.
      > Hemopet and Dr. Dodds has been on Miles' case since the beginning.
      > Lately I've been communicating w/ her daily as we recently began Miles
      > on 1/4 grain Armour. No one can figure him out. He's reacted to the
      > synthetic hormones including T3-cytomel.
      > She said it will take several wks until retest so I'd like to know
      > more about what you know w/ animals responding quickly, not building
      > systemically, etc. when you get a moment.
      > He's building fluid very fast-pleural effusion w/ RCM- yet his recent
      > last echo says his heart is 'surprisingly' almost the same-just slight
      > worsening since d/x in April. The cardiologist was surprised so this
      > very fast fluid build-up- and I mean w/n hours of a tap, he's
      > respirating again. So this fast fluid build-up is making me look like
      > I'm a crazy cat lady b/c the vets (5)- and one in particular, keeps
      > debating me even though she sent us home twice only to tap 180 ml 2
      > days late all the while I was giving 30mg injection lasix a day.
      > Miles can't handle much more than that dehydration wise and I've had
      > to up it again w/n the last few days.
      > I don't want to waste time here, but the lack of care in my area is
      > atrocious. They think of him as a certain age and don't even read the
      > BW- so I'm trying to treat his low electrolytes, read about high WBC's
      > myself. Because the vets think this fast fluid build is impossible, I
      > believe there is something causing it and underlying the RCM
      > (idiopathic of course). Low thyroid being one- possibly lung
      > infection as another.
      > I very very much appreciate anything anyone has to share. You never
      > know when your experiences will help someone. I've been helped
      > tremendously through everyone's stories.
      > Thank you Judith for taking the time.
      > Brenda
      > --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "JudithG" <goldbe50@...> wrote:
      >> Yes, hypothyroidism affects heart function. It affects the entire
      >> body and the personality. Untreated will lead to death.
      >> My angel Bianca went hypoT after I-131. Even with full thyroid
      >> panels, it didn't show. Being hypoT myself (which is why I always
      >> asked for a full panel) and it taking almost a year until diagnosed,
      >> I've always felt I should have caught the symptoms. At the time,
      >> there wasn't much info online about post I-131 treatment problems
      >> plus it isn't done where I lived. I later found out hypoT after I-131
      >> is very common.
      >> Is Miles on thyroid replacement hormone now? He should be. The dosage
      >> is huge compared to human dosage and often needs to be given twice a
      >> day. A consult with Cornell Feline resulted in the suggestion to test
      >> twelve hours apart, the same day, to ensure the dosage is correct.
      >> With humans, the hormone is systemic, builds up in your system. Not
      >> so with cats (and dogs). Plus factor is you don't have to wait 3
      >> months to feel better. Works fast. Bianca went from depressed to her
      >> old self in no time.
      >> You might join the feline hyperthyroid group to get further
      >> information.
      >> Judith
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