Re: [FH] Pascal - Saddle clot .. quite urgent
- I don't understand why a vet would recommend euthanasia when it seems like
Pascal is recovering. I would call other vets in the area and try to find
one that is preferably a cardiologist or has treated saddle thrombosis in
Daisy: Maine Coon mix, 4 years old this Friday!, diagnosed at age 1-1/2,
asymptomatic HCM, 6.25 mg atenolol daily
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From: "e_m_sullivan" <e_m_sullivan@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 2:34 PM
Subject: [FH] Pascal - Saddle clot .. quite urgent
> Pascal, my 12 year old tabby threw a clot (as I now know), 3 days
> ago, paralyzing his back legs. I got him to the vet within an hour
> or so - he was diagnosed quickly and treated with heparin, aspirin
> and pain killers. He has no history of heart disease.
> In the intervening 2 days a pulse and warmth has returned to one
> leg, and a slight pulse to the other. He is eating, the pain
> medication seems to be working, and he is staying at the vets. I am
> spending what time I can with him. He is on no other medication (he
> started bleeding with the Heparin).
> My vet has recommended euthansia tomorrow, saying that they rarely
> recover from this. He has been very good in the past. I have asked
> for a second opinion.
> Some of the posts (Sparky et al), seem to indicate we should give
> him more time, and maybe alternative medication. Money is not an
> object (he is well insured).
> Any advice - if there is a chance I would like to give him one but
> my vet seems quite convinced ?
> Many thanks
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