Re: [FH] Digest Number 1297 - Bogie
- For Nannygoatsf:
I am sorry Bogie is having these problems. It breaks my heart when our
sweet kitties take so much medicine so willingly and then begin to fail.
My kitty, Happy, was on Enalapril twice. The first time, she had the 2.5 mg
tab to which a baby aspirin was added after 5 days. She was OK for about 2
days, then she began to vomit several times at 3:00 AM, the last vomit at
AM had blood in it. She was taken off both Enalapril and aspirin and did
very well for some time on lasix and spironolactone. The coughing began
again and her usual vet was on vacation. We took her to the Veterinary
Specialists in Orlando and since her cardiologist had returned to the U. of
Florida to practice, she saw an Internist who was taking care of the
cardiologists patients. She reasoned that it was the aspirin that Happy
couldn't tolerate, so she put Happy back on Enalapril [Happy's heart had
enlarged further.], 1 mg. Happy did beautifully for 7 days. She seemed
almost normal again. Then she began to stop eating, first the canned DM
[she's diabetic], then she stopped the dry DM. On the night she refused the
dry DM, I poached her a chicken breast. She drank most of the liquid and ate
a bite or two. Her vet had returned from vacation and he increased her
lasix and added cyproheptidine, 1/2 tab BID. This is an antihistamine and
makes her sleepy but she has resumed eating--the dry DM, the chicken, but
not the moist DM. We hope for the best, but fear for the worst. Her vet
says that our other heart med options would probably not be any better.
Perhaps if you tried cyproheptidine Bogie might begin eating again.