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Re: Deagan's Recheck Echo

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  • Beverly Parsons
    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
    Message 1 of 2 , May 26, 2004
      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.

      Beverly

      --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "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
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