Re: [FH] Gizmos Checkup
- Hi Aimee,
The CHF is scary --my kitty, Baby Boy, has been in CHF for over a year now.
The first three months were the worst -- it took that long to come up with a
drug/supplement regimen which could help keep the fluid under control.
He may need more lasix, he may need a second diuretic like spironolactone
added to help keep the fluid at bay. I know it's scary but some cats just
have more trouble with it than others, but very often it can be controlled!
I hope Gizmo's feeling better!
On 8/30/05, Aimee <aimeecollins@...> wrote:
> Well some of you know my story. Gizmo had CHF last Wed was in hospital
> for 2 days in oxygen tank. Took him to the cardiologist and he has a
> murmur with HCM. His lungs were filled with fluid so I was given LAsix
> to give him 1 daily. He seemed back to normal the next day jumoing
> around. So then today we went back to the cardiologist and they x
> rayed him. She said that he still has the fluid in his lung, same
> amount as last week. So she gave me more lasix and said that we will
> be more aggressive with it- so now I give him 2 a day for 1 week. She
> also gave me Enalapril to give i daily for the HCM. In my report it
> says that there is more edema now than when I left the hospital last
> week. I am not sure what this means. She said that she wants to see
> him in a week to see if the fluid is gone. She has sid that if it is
> not then she said she will start to be worried. I asked abou tthe
> supplements and she explained them to me and what they do. Has anyone
> had thier cat have this fluid from CHF? I am trying to remain hopeful,
> but still nrevous abou t the whole situation. This is the best group.
> It had helped me so much in the last week to find ope and know hat I
> am not the only person dealing with this, and gave me hope for Gizmo.
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