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Re: [FH] Digest Number 1297 - Bogie

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  • frizzle@cfl.rr.com
    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
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      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
      6:30
      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.


      Ann Hughes
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