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  • O'Conchubair
    My 11 year old cat had more than three ounces of fluid removed from one lung. The vet says nothing they can do. I believe it may be possible to keep him
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 5, 2004
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      My 11 year old cat had more than three ounces of fluid removed from one lung. The vet says nothing they can do. I believe it may be possible to keep him comfortable a bit longer. He is such a love.
      I'd appreciate any experiences, suggestions.
      Denise


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    • brinkett
      ... from one lung. The vet says nothing they can do. I believe it may be possible to keep him comfortable a bit longer. He is such a love. ... Hi, I m sorry
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 5, 2004
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        > My 11 year old cat had more than three ounces of fluid removed
        from one lung. The vet says nothing they can do. I believe it may
        be possible to keep him comfortable a bit longer. He is such a love.
        > I'd appreciate any experiences, suggestions.

        Hi,

        I'm sorry to hear about your cat. Has he had an ultrasound done,
        and what medications is he on?

        You might want to take a look at the group FAQ in the Links section.

        Sarah.
      • turkishangoraathumanesociety
        Denise... It is VITAL that you get in to see a Vet Cardiologist ASAP. If there isn t one anywhere near you, then an Internal Medicine Specialist. Almost 1 yr
        Message 3 of 3 , Jul 5, 2004
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          Denise... It is VITAL that you get in to see a Vet Cardiologist
          ASAP. If there isn't one anywhere near you, then an Internal
          Medicine Specialist. Almost 1 yr ago my Lillie had heart failure
          (SEVERE OBSTRUCTIVE Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy). The 1st e/r was
          ready to write her off...They closed at 8am and had me transfer her
          to an e/r 45 minutes away that I knew nothing about. They ended up
          having all kinds of specialists there. Lillie had A LOT of fluid in
          her lungs and was in an oxygen tank for 4 days. Her prognosis was
          VERY POOR according to her echocardiogram (A MUST for this condition
          is an echo), yet the specialist was astounded at the progress she had
          made over 4 days (Like she "refused to accept it"). Her heart
          failure has now "resolved" and she takes meds everyday (very
          inexpensive I might add), and acts like a normal kitty. They are so
          happy whenever she comes in for a check-up.
          To find a Cardiologist or an Internal Medicine specialist near you,
          go to www.acvim.org
          DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE, these specialists can be comparable (or
          better) in fees than a general vet. (That is the case here in
          Ohio). Just in case the $ound of $pecialist scares you... I didn't
          know they existsed until Lillie had her heart failure. Hope your
          baby is okay. Lillie is on:

          Atenolol 1/4 tab in am & again in pm every day (8 am and 8 pm)
          Lasix 1/2 tab in am every OTHER day
          Enalapril 1/2 tab in pm every evening
          "Baby" Aspirin (81mg) every THIRD day

          These are for her condition, and have been great for her. Her
          regular vets are now an Internal Medicine specialist and a
          Cardiologist. (The IM Specialist is only 40 minutes away, the
          Cardiologist is 2 hrs away).
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          --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "O'Conchubair" <RNMSW@b...>
          wrote:
          > My 11 year old cat had more than three ounces of fluid removed
          from one lung. The vet says nothing they can do. I believe it may
          be possible to keep him comfortable a bit longer. He is such a love.
          > I'd appreciate any experiences, suggestions.
          > Denise
          >
          >
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