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Re: pleural effusion, ascites, poor breathing

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  • kittyinfocrf
    Hi all, I see that Susan has recieved several responses suggesting Rutin. When my Ugs had chylothorax (chyle) this was recommended by her vet and it worked.
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 2, 2006
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      Hi all,
      I see that Susan has recieved several responses suggesting Rutin.
      When my Ugs had chylothorax (chyle) this was recommended by her vet
      and it worked. Later she developed clear fluid (not chyle) and I was
      advised that Rutin does not work for this.
      Has anyone had Rutin work to help dry up clear fluid around the
      lungs that was not chyle?
      Thank you for your time, best wishes to all.
      Laurie & Angel Ugs-My Sunshine


      --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "ariadne1023" <ariadne1023@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Hello all~
      >
      > Other than high blood pressure, Ruby does not have heart disease
      > according to her last US. None the less,a member of both this group
      > and Ruby's CRF group suggested that her current life threatening
      > crisis could be better addressed here. To make her long story
      short,
      > Ruby is a 9 year old orange Maine Coon mix who was diagnosed with
      > CRF when she was 6.
      > She has done great with this. Had a decline about 6 months ago but
      > bounced back. Her numbers have even been getting progressively
      lower.
      > All was well until I noticed her breathing had changed in June.
      > Pleural Effusion was the cause and this collapsed a portion of her
      > lungs.
      > After Xrays, two ultrasounds, fluid tap, complete bloodwork,
      cytology,
      > triglycerides(which ruled out chlothorax) another fluid tap a week
      > later becuse she filled up again with fluids, more xrays,
      > cause of Ruby's pleural effusion and increasing ascites is a mystery
      > and a diagnosis is not on the horizon. Sadly, her belly feels like
      a
      > water balloon and she continues to breath abdominally respiration
      40.
      > The lasix is not working. In contrast to this, she is eating very
      > well and continues to be affectionate and alert. She is a girl that
      > really loves life and she continues to be interested in everything
      > around her. A few days ago spironolactone was added to the lasix.
      > Seems she is producing more urine but her breathing seems about the
      > same. Vet feels taps are futile since she fills up again.
      > She said if there is not a change I should consider PTS.
      > (like she is drowning)
      > I wish I could bring her to specialists etc. but my resources are
      > minimal. As it is, I have sacrificed hot water for her medical care.
      > Would take cold showers all year if it kept her in my life.
      > I am heart broken and overwhelmed with grief.
      > There has got to be a way to remove these fluids.
      > Any insight or experience with this would be much appreciated.
      >
      > Current meds;
      >
      > lasix 1/4 to 1/2 X 1
      > spironolacttone 25 mg 1/4 X 2
      > prednisolone 1/2 to 1 5mg X 1
      > norvasc
      > pepcid ac
      > calcitriol
      >
      > Thank you,
      >
      > ~Susan and Ruby
      >
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