Pongo's Still Hanging In
- Thanks, everybody, for all the great wishes for Pongo's continued recovery.
He's hanging in there, eating his food and his meds, looking curious and
alert and yowing out orders. He even woke me up at 5:30 this morning to
feed him, which is an excellent, if annoying, sign.
Jennifer, thanks so much for your informative post on your condition. Mind
if I forward it to my vet and vet cardiologist? The cardiologist is a top
guy and even he wasn't sure what was causing such a persistent arrythymia
except for the HCM, which he didn't think had progressed that far.
As far as vitamins, both our cats have been getting a lot of them every day
for years -- a feline multi, B-12 with folic acid for their nerves and
appetite, C for the immune system, Co-Q10 to build up heart cells, a liquid
pet vitamin with a lot of E and fish oil to promote heart and skin health.
I don't know about magnesium and potassium. They're not something I would
fool around with cat-wise, especially with a feline heart patient.
Hey, more good news -- the vet's office called us this morning to find out
how Pongo's doing. I gave the assistant a full report, and then said, "But
you're really asking, 'Is he still alive,' because two days ago, none of us
thought he would be." It's very reassuring to know they're concerned enough
to follow up. If his attack had happened in the middle of the night and
we'd had to take him to an emergency clinic ... boy, just fill in the
blanks on that outcome!