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  • Nicole Baird
    Just thought I d check in with the latest in my cat Cocoa s health saga. Cocoa is an 18-year-old Siamese with CRF and IBD, and two vets had heard a grade 1
    Message 1 of 1 , May 25, 2005
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      Just thought I'd check in with the latest in my cat Cocoa's health
      saga. Cocoa is an 18-year-old Siamese with CRF and IBD, and two vets
      had heard a grade 1 murmur. Cocoa needed a dental, so I asked about
      having an ultrasound then during the same visit. Cocoa came through
      the dental OK, by the way. I was told the vet who does ultrasounds at
      the clinic would call me later once she had a chance to analyze what
      she found.

      It was a week and a half before I heard back. I had started to wonder
      if we'd been forgotten, so I called the clinic about it. The
      ultrasound vet called me back the next day and said Cocoa's ultrasound
      and X-ray showed no heart problem at all! She also said that another
      vet had listened for the murmur before the ultrasound and didn't hear
      anything. I was kind of surprised to hear that they didn't re-evaluate
      whether the ultrasound was needed after all.

      Is it common for a murmur in a senior cat to go away on its own like this?

      By the way, I really appreciate that this group is here! We are in a
      rural area 2.5 to 3 hours away from any specialists, so it's tough to
      get more information from vets, because Cocoa gets very car sick.

      Nicole B.

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