Re: Chest Tap from hell
>I took him back to the vet's this AM because I didn't want to leavehim alone and he definitely needs to be watched
I did this with Morag occasionally. If I woke up in the morning and
she looked borderline or a little on the "wrong side" of the border,
I'd drop her at the vet before going to work rather than leaving her
unattended all day.
> But honestly, given what I know I can't see what he might havedone wrong here.
He might not have done anything wrong. As has been posted recently,
there is no cure for HCM/RCM. Once a cat is in CHF, things can be
up and down and if it's refactory CHF, it can be difficult to find
the right combination of meds, sometimes impossible. Competent
cardiologists and vets lose cats to heart disease and struggle to
manage some cases. If you're satisfied that your vet and
cardiologist are providing the best treatment for your cat, then by
all means stay with them.
My cat had refactory CHF from the time she was diagnosed up until
the time she died. Feel free to email me if you have any specific
questions about how her case progressed. Note that she had RCM, not
HCM, but CHF is pretty much the same animal in both types.