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    Hi Terry, I m glad you have had some encouraging signs and that your vet is encouraged, as well! Is aspirin the only med your cat is on? As others here have
    Message 1 of 6 , Dec 1, 2005
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      Hi Terry,

      I'm glad you have had some encouraging signs and that your vet is
      encouraged, as well!

      Is aspirin the only med your cat is on? As others here have
      suggested, an ultrasound is important in order to find out exactly
      what type of heart disease you are dealing with, and what meds are
      needed.

      To be very honest, I wouldn't count on aspirin as the sole therapy in
      the situation of a saddle thrombosis. Monkey was on aspirin for a
      couple years on a regular basis prior to her throwing the clots.
      Obviously, it didn't ultimately prevent the clots.

      Some of the other options for you to discuss with your vet are
      Nattokinase, Lovenox, Fragmin, and Plavix. If there are others, I
      trust someone else will mention them.

      As I said before, most vets do not have experience in treating saddle
      thrombosis, because most cats do not survive saddle thrombosis. Your
      vet may need to do some research or consulting with specialists
      before feeling comfortable making recommendations, but I would ask
      your vet to take those steps....or else ask for a referral to a
      feline cardiologist.

      Please keep us posted....Meredith with Monkey


      --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, Terri Womack <jerryleemoo@y...>
      wrote:

      > Doc says one more day of observation and then I'm on my own w/
      aspirin therapy starting Sunday.
      >
      > Any suggestions from those of you who have been there..... All I
      know to date is that he threw a clot. Doc suggested a cat scan (sick
      humor, but that does make me want to giggle). I've also read several
      of y'alls posts about various meds.
      >
      > Doc said that he could throw another clot any time and drop
      dead....
      >
      > Please let me know what you guys have done.
      >
      > Thanks so much.
      >
      > Terri/Jerry Lee
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