Just diagnosed w/ RCM : (
- My DSH whom I've had for >12 yrs was just diagnosed Monday w/ RCM.
I'm his 3rd family, so he's at least 16 yrs old, but I also have some
paperwork that indicates he may be over 18 yrs old, so who knows.
He's my first real pet, and he's been such a reliable, stable part of
my life - maybe even the only stable part! Whiskers has moved w/ me
cross country and back, heck - our relationship has lasted longer
than my marriage! I'm just devastated, and I keep replaying the last
few months in my head, wondering if I missed anything.
He's already in atrial fib, so the doc gives him 6 months if the meds
work. (I'm very hopeful, but then again, I could have another 12 yrs
w/ him and still want more.) We started his meds on Tues - atenolol,
lasix, endocard, and a baby aspirin every 3 days. He's been pretty
good about his meds - since I'm smashing in into canned tuna mixed w/
soft cat food, how could he not be?? ;) Regardless, when we go back
to the specialist on Monday I'm going to ask to switch to the
transderm formulations. I was wondering if anyone knows, do they
make a liquid form of baby aspirin, and do you think that would be ok
for my cat to take?