Re: [FH] I don't want to be here
- Hi Amy - I also had the exact same reaction as you, I instantly thought the worst. Our "vet" told me Toby would die suddenly and it could be within a couple days or one month. I pretty much cried for 2 weeks straight, thinking I would come home from work any day and find him gone. That was 4 1/2 YEARS ago! Toby is now going on 5 years old and doing wonderfully on atenolol too, started out on 1/4 tablet once a day, then just this past Sept got pushed up to 1/4 twice a day. I researched everything I could, and got the heck away from that "vet".
You are doing the right thing, its hard, but try to stay positive!
----- Original Message ----
From: amy13501971 <amy1350@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2006 4:46:08 PM
Subject: [FH] I don't want to be here
I've never joined an online support group before, but then again I've
never had a cat with heart disease before. Luke is a 5 1/2 year old
male who makes me smile. He was just diagnosed with Hypertrophic
Obstructive Cardiomyopathy. I don't know what to do. The thought of
him not being with me is almost more then I can bear.
The cardiologist prescribed 1/4 tablet of a beta blocker called
Atenolol twice a day. Does this usually help? Is there anything else
that can be done? Should I start Luke on a low sodium diet?
What's the typical prognosis? The cardiologist thought Luke would live
another 3 1/2 years.
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