Re: [FH] pimobendan, etc....
- Hi Susan,
I am thrilled to hear that roger rags is doing well,
and a great birthday present indeed.
Also I just wanted to footnote a post I wrote, about
boarding. I probably sounded a little left wing.
Whether or not my Jude would have died after he was
boarded is unknown...my point was only that I have
found boarding to be stressful and opt for keeping my
cats at home.
Also of course there are times if that special person
is not possible to care for your animals, boarding is
the next best thing.
On the other hand, if a cat is highly likely to run
into medical problems, that would be different since
the vet is ALWAYS the best place to be when an
emergency strikes, in which case it makes sence to
have them there...for boarding keeping in mind though
that at night there is no-one there usually, so
essencially the same as leaving them at home alone at
night. Again it all depends on the situation.
So if I was insensitive or sounded opinionated, I
didn't mean it that way..every case is different.
There are alot of circumstances to consider. I guess
in my case, I have been fortunate to run into this
person, see her doing her job at the neighbours
regularly, had a chance to see first hand that she was
dependable. Then when I met her, when I just talked to
her when she was walking the neighbour's dog, I was
thrilled to find out she was knowledgeable, kind and
compassionate and worked with an animal rescue, (on
her business card) The fact that she was involved
with animal rescue and a vet tech proved that she was
interested and cared about animals and would recognize
a medical problem,(gives prescribed meds as part of
the job!) or if the animal wasn't eating etc. so I
guess I got lucky. She carried an appointment book
and we met and she got the particulars, ie where we
could be reached, our cats veterinarian, names of the
cats, who eats what...any pertinent additional
information. Most reassuring was the fact that she
would continue to visit until notification from us
that we were home. Not that we would ever forget but
things can happen.
Marthe, Lenny, and Gina
--- Susan Burns <mettezla@...> wrote:
hi all....roger rags saw his cardiologist yesterday
for an x-ray and blood tests (including a verrrrrry
expensive clotting study which is one of his many
birthday presents), and since he still has some mild,
patchy fluid IN his lungs, the lasix has gone up from
31.5mgs total/day to 35mgs (given tid) ....in
addition, she increased his spiro (6.25mgs) from once
a day to twice a day....she felt that she didn't need
to do another echo, as she's familiar enough with his
heart and wants to focus on his lungs....she's
comfortable with my decision to use natto to moderate
his coagulation, and i'm hoping that the blood tests
will indicate that its doing its job....i asked her
about the pimobendan that kevin spoke of this past
week, and she tells me that it is absolutely
contraindicated for hcm, as it actually speeds up the
heart....kevin mentioned to me that rosebud was
diagnosed with rcm, and that's a different
ballgame....i didn't ask her about dcm....things
continue to go well for us, all things considered, and
i wish the same for each and every one of you and your
fur babies....today is roger's fourth birthday, and as
always he is sitting on my foot purring away as i
write this.....may there be many more.....warmly,
susan and roger rags =^..^=
"if you live to be a hundred, i want to live to be a
hundred minus one day, so that i never have to live
without you"....winnie the pooh
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