sedation/anesthesia allowed with HCM/RCM?
- Hey everybody--
i have a concern that just came up. Thumper is constipated. This has
happened before, over 2 years ago, before his heart murmur was detected. It
went too long without being dealt with, so he was either put under sedation or
anesthesia (don't remember) to have the blockage removed.
I am worried now because he passed a hard poop over 24 hours ago. I fed
him a babyfood/psyllium/butter/water remedy (from Anitra Frazier's book) and
am now waiting for something to happen.
He is VERY regular and his stomach does look puffier than usual. Since it is
the holiday weekend, i am panicking that the usual vet won't be around...and
yet i don't want to jump the gun and take him in too soon, since Thumper gets
SO worked up going to the vet.
Ok--so what i am asking is: It's not recommended that HCM cats be sedated in
any way--correct? I just haven't had any vet procedural issues come up since
he started seeing a cardiologist and if i DO go to the vet, i want to be armed
with the correct info.
michelle & thumper
>hi michelle....it is my understanding also thatanesthesia is best avoided in heart kitties whenever
possible, but emergencies do arise.....you might
google sevoflurane and etomidate, etomidate being
touted by roger rag's cardiologist as the newest and
safest for cardiology patients.....take care, susan
>"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
> Ok--so what i am asking is: It's not recommended
> that HCM cats be sedated in
> any way--correct? I just haven't had any vet
> procedural issues come up since
> he started seeing a cardiologist and if i DO go to
> the vet, i want to be armed
> with the correct info.
> michelle & thumper
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