Sunshine is out of the snow - progress and questions
- Hello everyone,
We've been snowed in since last Sunday, and I've had little time to
sit as I've shoveled snow and took care of all our furry children this
week on my own (hubby was lucky enough to be on a business trip to CA).
We all managed well and Sunshine is doing great. She now weights 9.5
lbs and has an incredible appetite. She loves to go out to our cat
fenced-in garden (when weather is good and sunny) and runs downs the
stairs and up, and is feeling so good she's gone back to her old
mischevious ways like playfully antagonizing Elizabeth (cat) her arch
I finally (hurray) got an appointment to meet with the head of
cardiology at the vet college (sans cat) first. And if we don't get
more snow, I will be taking her to her original vets around the corner
to do blood work next week. When I get the results I will let you all
know as I may need help deciphering it.
I also just got the enalapril but I haven't started her on it, I was
afraid of any side effects and then I couln't even get out our
driveway it was so icy (we live out in the country and off the main
road a bit and on a hill.)
One of the questions I've had all along was whether Sunshine actually
has a heart condition or not. I say this because of not only how well
she is doing even without enalapril, but also because she suffered due
to the toxicity at the specialty clinic where she was dying. She had
no murmur or any other indicators that there was anything wrong with
her heart until she started having an adverse reaction to what they
were giving her. And once away from the clinic she survived and is
I guess I will know a bit more when I take her in Tuesday although
that's not the cardiologist.
I hope you and your families (human and furry) are all doing well.
I. Marjorie and Sunshine