RE: [FH] Introduction: Rupert, 17 years young with HCM and CRF
- Hi Katy!
Thank you for the nice welcome message! Too funny
about the kitty signatures! And yes, my family and
friends are getting used to me doing it. In fact, my
parents have only one grandson, but 6 grandcats! LOL
- my two other sisters each have two kitties, so there
is no way my parents can get around it!
Great to hear that little Belle is doing well on
atenolol, too. I get the emulsified version from a
compounding center - they can make it with Tuna
flavour, which helps Rupert take it mixed with his wet
food. How do you give it to Belle? >^..^<
For the testing for CRF, the vet actually did
bloodwork and ran BUN, CR, etc. The BUN for Rupert
had been high two years earlier (for a cardiac
workup), but with the recent results, the CR
(creatinine) was elevated, indicating kidney failure.
The urine test was just for WBC (white blood cell)
count, which indicated a urinary tract infection that
the vet treated with amoxicillin - hot pink cherry
flavor!! Imagine the fun giving 1ml each day to a
kitty? LOL - Rupert was a trooper. The good thing
about the antibiotic, it helped clear his chronic
rhinitis (weepy eyes, sneezing) for a while.
Sending you good kitty karma!
MJ & Rupert & Bimmer
>^..^<--- Katy van <katy_van@...> wrote:
i am sad that rupert has hcm but i am happy you found
this group. it is a wonderful group. what test did the
vet do with the urine for CRF do you know? just
curious. my belle is on altenolol as well but so far
that is it. we sign off our signatures the same way:)
i am so bad that when i write friends and family i
usually sign it the same even with the katy & belle
part. lol. most of them think im a little coo coo!
>^..^<katy & belle
From: "mjj_007" <mjj_007@...>
Subject: [FH] Introduction: Rupert, 17 years young
with HCM and CRF
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 00:05:55 -0000
I am the very lucky Mum to Rupert, whom I found ~ 11
years ago in
Toronto. After moving to Michigan 9 years ago, we
were fortunate to
find a wonderful vet clinic with several specialists.
because three years ago, rather than doing dental
work, the vet
recommended an echocardiogram where we learned that
standing heart murmur was actually HCM.
Since then, my little brave man has been on Atenolol
Complicating matters, over this past summer, he peed
on the plastic
draping that contractors had placed over construction
work in my
basement. Fearing a UTI, we took Rupert & a sample to
the vet. In
addition to treating the basic UTI, our wonderful vet
specialist than the cardiologist who diagnosed HCM),
and found early stage CRF, which we are treating with
100 ml sub-Q
Normosol every other day. He also gets Slippery Elm
Bark for acid
tummy/constipation as well as Tumil-K to maintain his
I am so lucky we found the CRF group, as they have led
us here, to
the cardiology group! We'll be 'lurking' in
cyberspace, reading and
soaking up knowledge.
Best regards & kitty greetings!
MJ & Rupert & Bimmer (who is 15 yo and currently
healthy as a little
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