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  • Polis, Karen [CNTUS]
    The vet said there would be no discernible affect from the medication until about 6 months ... From: Jonathan Rosenberg [mailto:jr40@rcn.com] Sent: Wednesday,
    Message 1 of 60 , Jan 11, 2001
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      The vet said there would be no discernible affect from the medication until
      about 6 months

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jonathan Rosenberg [mailto:jr40@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 8:19 PM
      To: feline-heart@egroups.com
      Subject: RE: [feline-heart] new member


      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Polis, Karen [CNTUS] [mailto:polisk@...]
      > Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 1:21 PM
      > To: 'feline-heart@onelist.com'
      > Subject: [feline-heart] new member

      > I heard about this group from my cat's breeder. he is
      > almost 2- a Singapura,

      Isn't 2 awfully young for a cat breeder ;-)

      > just diagnosed 2 weeks ago with "Severe Hypertrophic
      > Restrictive Cardiomyopathy."

      I'm so sorry you have to be here, but welcome.

      > Also, on his report are the following:

      > "No evidence of Congestive Heart Failure at this time"
      > (that's a good thing)
      > "Potential complications: CHF, Thrombomboli, Sudden expiration"
      > "Poor prognosis at this time

      > The treatment is a dailey dose of 1/4 atenolol and 1/2 a baby
      > aspirin every 3 days. The cardiologist said it is a race against
      > time to see if the medicine helps and that he could go into
      > congestive heart failure at any point in time.

      Did he give you any idea of how long it would take for the medicine to help?

      > Ocean is still interested in playing and eating and being
      > lovey, but it is now very obvious to me how sick he is. The
      > changes were so subtle, I didn't notice, but now I can see
      > them all pretty clearly.

      This is very common. If there were one thing I could change about cats, it
      would be that they were not so good at hiding problems.

      > Thanks,
      > Karen (polisk@...)

      --
      JR
      & Tabby (RB), Lynx (RB), Licorice, Tigger


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    • Jordan
      Hi Maria, Yes, my Sheba recently needed emergency eye surgery. At the time of my last visit with the cardiologist, Sheba was battling corneal ulcers (6
      Message 60 of 60 , Jan 6, 2013
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        Hi Maria,


        Yes, my Sheba recently needed emergency eye surgery. At the time of my last visit with the cardiologist, Sheba was battling corneal ulcers (6 months prior) and therefore, he provided me written instructions for an anesthesia protocol if they event she needed surgery.


        WHICH SHE DID!!


        Sheba was just released from the eye specialist and she confirmed she DID follow the cardiologists instructions as written. Sheba suffered NO issues with heart rate or blood presssure while under anesthesia


        Historically, Sheba has had difficulty recovering from dentals or previous anesthesia required procedures. So, I firmly believe that the protocol he wrote for her helped her TREMEDMOUSLY during and post surgically.


        She is gaining weight back (lost weight from the dreaded cone) and her eyes are healing nicely and clearing more and more. Soon I hope to see her beautiful blue himalayan eyes again soon.


        BTW, her next cardiologist appt is in a week, and I will be pleased to tell him of her surgical success. Thus far her HCM continues to be asymptomatic. Let's hope this cardio visit also shows no heart meds needed yet.


        Please let us know how your kitty does.


        Love,


        Jordan and Sheba


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