Re: [feline-heart] Amazing Pongo Turnaround
- Melinda - what great news! I guess we all really do have to take it one
day at a time.
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From: brunobaby <brunobaby@...>
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.
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