Re: [FH] Elwood
- Hi Amanda, our Ozzie was 1.5 when he had heart failure and kidney failure at
the same time. That was our first noticeable symptom that he has HCM.
Several vets advised putting to sleep and gave us a 30 to 60 day prognosis
also. That was just shy of two and a half YEARS ago! Yeah Oz!!!
He's on lasix every 4 days, enalapril and atenolol daily and a baby aspirin
twice a week. So there is surely hope. Glad to hear that Elwood is
responding to the meds. :)
Have you had an echocardiogram done? That was invaluable in discovering how
bad the HCM was and then using that info to decide what meds to give. Then
when we had the repeat echo (nine months later), they said that his heart
had actually shrunk. I can't tell you how high on a cloud we were that day!
Tia (and Oz)