Re: Deagan's Recheck Echo
- Hi Jen,
Another weigh in from the large cat contingent - Tasselhoff weighs 22 lbs and is on only
1/4 tab of 25mg Atenolol 2xday. 25mg 2xday does seem quite high.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jen" <lundgren_jennifer@h...> wrote:
> Hello All!
> Well Deag had his 6 month recheck echo yesterday and his heart is
> basically unchanged from 6 months ago (which BTW was his first
> recheck echo), but not any worse. His BP was the same too. Dr
> Minors is increasing his atenolol to 25mg twice daily which is the
> maximal beta blockade for him; he is such a big boy at 15 lbs without
> being fat that she felt that he needed the higher dose.
> Unfortunately, he still has severe dynamic outflow obstruction which
> is sometimes corrected by the atenolol. So he goes on his increased
> meds for 6 months and we go back again.
> Also, this appointment was $80 less than the last, so I think the
> trend of a reduced recheck echo is pretty standard.
> Hugs to all kitties,
> jen, deagan and kira the dog