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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 1 of 3 , Jul 5 9:45 AM
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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 2 of 3 , Jul 5 11:12 AM
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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
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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