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49294Re: [FH] Jetsam heart kitty

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  • marycayd
    Nov 24, 2013
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      He’s not on heparin, the vet said it won’t dissolve the clot & they would consider this if we decide to keep treatment going.  He’s barely improved & he’s on aggressive pain meds.  A new vet comes in at 6 pm so I want to see what he has to say.  I just hate to lose him but I hate to see him suffering.
      From: Westgold
      Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2013 3:15 PM
      Subject: Re: [FH] Jetsam heart kitty
      they should have given him heparin to help dissolve the clot, did they do anything like that?
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      To: Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2013 2:58 PM
      Subject: [FH] Jetsam heart kitty

      My cat sitter called to say Jetsam won’t eat, had labored breathing, & seemed weak, not moving much.  I was 2 1/2 hrs away, but got home as soon as I could & found him crying & unable to move his rear end.  I took right to the Emergency vets & they said he threw a thrombus, had fluid in his lungs, was in pain & the vet was asking me to put him down right then & there, something I couldn’t do.  My husband is 5 hours away so I spoke with him & we want to wait to see how he does in a couple of hours & when he gets home we’ll make some decisions.  When I saw him in the oxygen chamber he was pretty unresponsive to me & could barely lift his head.
      What can we expect? What should we ask or be aware of?  This is the first time this happened & he was just 3 July 1.  He’s my little character, does funny things & I just can’t stop crying thinking about him & what might have to be.  Suggestions & experience would be welcomed. 
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