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  • betty_boop_ct
    Hi Karen, I posted to the board this morning but for some reason it did not show-up. Please check your mail. I sent you a message. Take care, Lisa ... today
    Message 1 of 10 , Nov 30, 2006
      Hi Karen,

      I posted to the board this morning but for some reason it did not
      show-up. Please check your mail. I sent you a message.

      Take care,

      --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "Karen Stimson"
      <karenstimson@...> wrote:
      > Sue, I'm in Connecticut, and until I got the message from Lisa
      today I hadn't been able to find any vet cardiologists in the
      state. I've asked her for the info so I can see if her cardio is
      within driving distance for me, and I've got my fingers crossed!
      > Thanks a bunch--
      > Karen
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Sue at MAGDRL
      > To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006 9:03 AM
      > Subject: Re: [FH] (Sort of) new member intro
      > Karen,
      > There aren't many cardiologists in the country and so there are
      a few people
      > who do telephone consults with their cardiologist. Your vet
      should be able
      > to look into that. I'm sure that just about all cardiologists
      must do it to
      > some degree.
      > Where are you located? I'm guessing upstate NY? There are more
      > cardiologists listed on this web site that was posted yesterday
      > http://www.cavalierhealth.org/Cardiologists.htm#New%20York (I
      forget who
      > posted it but thank you!)
      > Sue
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Karen Stimson" <karenstimson@...>
      > To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006 1:58 AM
      > Subject: Re: [FH] (Sort of) new member intro
      > > Thanks so much, Sue, for the welcome and the helpful
      information. I am
      > feeling a bit more confident that Eddie can make it through
      neuter surgery
      > and the anesthesia, as long as I can get all my questions
      > answered by our vet. All our other cats are spayed or neutered,
      and if it
      > hadn't been for my discovery of his illness he would already
      have had his
      > surgery, but I'm glad that I know about it so appropriate
      precautions can be
      > made.
      > >
      > > The thing I feel most at a disadvantage about is that there is
      > veterinary cardiologist within driving distance of where we
      live. The
      > closest one is New York City, which is about100 miles away, and
      because of
      > my disabilities I am unable to drive that far and don't know
      anyone who
      > could drive us there and back with Eddie. We like our vet very
      much, but
      > she has no experience dealing with a kitten with Eddie's disease
      and she had
      > to rely on the technician who did Eddie's ultrasound for her
      information. I
      > would feel a lot better if I could even get a cardio to read his
      scan and
      > consult by phone, but don't know how to find one who does that,
      if such
      > exist. Even having had a kitty with cardiomyopathy for 10 years
      > really give me much confidence in knowing how to treat Eddie.
      Wally was on
      > Enacard for the last few years of his life (our previous vet
      switched him fr
      > om atenolol because of some research he read, I think), but I
      don't know if
      > it's the right med for him. Our vet said she was really not sure
      > and I would also like to have a more expert opinion on whether
      Eddie needs
      > an anti-clotting med as well.
      > >
      > > Wally didn't take anticoagulants, and never threw a clot, but
      his disease
      > was very slow to progress and he really showed no clinical
      symptoms (other
      > than the murmur) until the very last couple of days of his life,
      when he had
      > multiple other health challenges (diabetes, pancreatitis and
      CRF) and never
      > went into heart failure, so we were extremely lucky with him.
      However, that
      > also means I haven't had experience with active heart disease,
      so really am
      > not up to speed on what Eddie needs.
      > >
      > > Again, thanks for the warm welcome and good input!
      > >
      > > Hugs,
      > > Karen
      > >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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