Re: Boo Kitty's Cardio Visit
- Sounds like Boo was really good. Will you be going back to see the
cardiologist again or will your regular vet take over now?
Thanks for the update! :-)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "zanth_99"
> Hi all,moderate
> Boo Kitty, myself and her human daddy just got back from the
> cardiologist. She was so good, I am so very proud of her. The
> diagnosis right now is "possible late onset HCM", consisting of
> Moderate thickening of left ventricle and mild, borderline
> left atrial enlargement. She had not previously had a T4 screen,he
> they did that today & we will have the results back tomorrow.
> Considering her age (12) it is very possible that the heart
> condition is secondary to Hyperthyroid. She has no murmer, what
> heard instead is what they call a "Gallop Beat".the
> The Echo went well, the blood flow is doing well. There is a very
> slight leak in 1 of her valves, I can't remember now which one,
> vet was not concerned. He said if it had been a different valvehe
> would have been upset.schedule
> They are making a couple of small adjustments to her meds...we're
> decreasing the Lasix to 1/2 of 12.5 mg daily, and he is adding 1/4
> of 25mg Atenolol. He's not surprised her fur isn't growing, just
> like people illness affects skin & hair growth. We are to
> an appt with her regular vet in 2 weeks to check her heart rate,B/P
> and blood chemistry (creatin, etc).
> Thanks to everyone for all of your encouragement & your good
> Sandy & Boo Kitty (Blue fml DSH 12 yrs 10.9 lb HCM)
The Cardiologist is going to send the "technical" report to her
regular vet. Her regular vet is going to be in charge of monitering
her chemistry levels right now...we see him in 2 weeks, and then
again in 3 months. Her regular vet is going to foward to the
cardiologist the results. The cardiologist is most concerned right
now with her heart rate and her chemistry levels. Her Blood
Pressure was within excellent ranges yesterday, but that is also
something that we are to moniter. She will have a follow up
appointment with the cardiologist in 6 months.
Sandy & Boo Kitty
--- In email@example.com, "brinkett" <scrubbrush@r...>
> Sounds like Boo was really good. Will you be going back to seethe
> cardiologist again or will your regular vet take over now?
> Thanks for the update! :-)