Introduction to Kitten
- Dear All,
I have been waiting to introduce myself and my kitten "Kitten" until
we got the results of his ultrasound. I was referred to this group
through the feline CRF group. Kitten was diagnosed with CRF in
August. Since Kitten was 3 (he is almost 14 now) a heart murmur
could be heard. When he was young it took a bit of contorting to put
him in a spot where it cold be heard. I was always told not to be
concerned and that it was something that may be an issue as he got
older. Well now he is older and has CRF. He has not yet gotten to
the point where he needs fluids. But I understood that a heart
condition could effect his treatment so we went forward with the
ultrasound. The results read as follows:
"Chest Radiograph Findings: Normal Lungs and Heart
Echocardiogram Findings: The muscle around the lower heart chamber
was found to be mildly thickened. It is not offsetting heart
function at this time.
Echocardiogram Diagnosis: Mild Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
Treatment Recommendations: No meds are necessary at this time.
However, if this condition progresses, meds may be necessary. Recheck
in 6 months"
Can anyone shed some light on what this really means? I have not
been really happy with the lack of aggressiveness that this vet has
shown with regard to the CRF so I am concerned that we could be doing
something now rather than doing the same "wait and see" routine.
Your input is greatly appreciated.
Nicole & Kitten