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Re: [feline-heart] Amazing Pongo Turnaround

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  • the chunns
    Melinda - what great news! I guess we all really do have to take it one day at a time. Pat ... From: brunobaby To:
    Message 1 of 9 , Jan 27, 2001
      Melinda - what great news! I guess we all really do have to take it one
      day at a time.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: brunobaby <brunobaby@...>
      To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2001 8:59 AM
      Subject: [feline-heart] Amazing Pongo Turnaround

      > Thanks for your thoughts and prayers about Pongo. They're working!
      > That, and really large doses of Inderal.
      > He rallied around last night and started eating and looking more energetic
      > and alert. He was becoming vocal and curious. This morning, his littermate
      > hissed at him, whereas yesterday she'd been avoiding him the way animals
      > will avoid a sick member of the pack.
      > We brought him in for his EKG and it was astounding. Yesterday, he'd been
      > in "Sustained Venticular Tachycardia," which is not even a heartbeat but a
      > series of spasms. This morning, it was back to what it had been last month
      > with the arrhythmia.
      > The vet was amazed and thrilled. "I couldn't sleep last night. I had my
      > pager on all night expecting you to call and tell me he was gone. I
      > you guys would be bringing his body in this morning."
      > That made three of us.
      > So it's back to "Prognosis Unknown," which is the case for any feline
      > patient. He can still have another attack. It's a miracle that he survived
      > this one, and he very nearly didn't. We're to keep him on the large doses
      > of Inderal and bring him back in two weeks.
      > Yesterday, when we were discussing our choices with the vet and were told
      > how bad the prognosis looked, what I wanted to do was shout, "Just end it
      > now, I can't stand to see him like this." But there was no need to do it,
      > and now I'm saying, thank God we didn't!
      > They keep amazing us, these cats.
      > --Melinda
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