This is such a horrid disease. Treacle has the same drugs...she is on .25% lasix a day but I think she may soon need more.
I am giving her cratageous (hawthorn extraxt) to strengthen her heart and aconite for her tsore tooth - also Natrium Mor to stimulate her appetite - have you considered any homeopathy as well as conventional med?
It has been quite useful to us.
It is good to hear he is purring. I love that sound. It hurts me to see T wants to play then finds she can't...her world is getting smaller each day and then...woosh - we have a good day like we did week before last.
I was told to think in terms of weeks not months but when i JOINED THE SITE EVERYONE said they had also been given wildly varying prognosis. mostly gloomy.
Cat work to their own agendas and this thing is no different. I take great heart from that and would love to get Treacle to Christmas when she can savage the turkey as much as she likes!
Love to you and Bogie.
Debbie, Treacle and Kippurrrxxxx
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 4:54 PM
Subject: [FH] Bogie
Hi Debbie, Yes, I've had an ultrasound done and his heart is quite
enlarged. I took Bogie again to the vet last night because his
breathing became heavy again and his lungs will likely have to be
pumped again. When Bogie had his ultrasound done 1.5 weeks ago, the
cardiologist suggest that perhaps we try calcium vs. beta blockers
(atelenol). I've had such success with atenolol that I've been
reluctant to switch but now we've even upped his dosage of lasix to
1.5 pills (not sure how many milligrams) daily and he's still
breathing heavily. His spirits are good, however. He still sleeps
with me at night and purrs loudly. That's what makes this all the
more difficult - his spirit is lively, but his poor little heart
just doesn't seem to cooperate.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Debbie Raikes-May"
> Yes. Hi, I'm Debbie and have Treacle a 15 year old girl tabby,
> She was diagnosed three months ago and I was told pretty much the
same as you. Felt the world had stopped and I was scared to leave
her for even a few minutes in case the grim reaper struck while I
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