Sascha's check up
- Hey all, hope everyone is well.
Sascha had her check up with the cardiologist on Tuesday night and
he seemed quite pleased with her. Her bloods had all come back
clear so she's in reasonable health despite her condition. We've
got to go back again in 6 weeks for another check up and the
cardiologist will decide whether to wean Sascha off the frusemide
and see how she gets on without it. Also she's going to be
rescanned in 6 months to see how the HCM is stabilising. Other than
that he suggested trying to give her a junior asprin every three
days to prevent any clots but if she doesn't tolerate it not to
Sash seems quite happy but hasn't been eating as much as she had
done a few days ago. I'm just hoping that it's the drugs that are
kicking in and she will adjust and get her appetite back. The vet
mentioned that he he'd like her to put a little weight on but that
he's not overly concerned as long as she doesn't lose any.
Finally, I put a few pics up a few days ago; they aren't very good
ones though as these were the only ones on my other half's laptop.
Mine has broken down (along with the TV which has blown up!) and
all my best ones are on there :o(
Nina + Sascha
- Dear Nina,
I am happy that Sascha's blood work was good. I am
sorry about the heart diagnosis.
I would mention that it is unusual for a cat that
needs frusemide/furosemide to be able to stop taking
it. In general, once a cat has required a diuretic,
it is not likely that they will not require it in the
future. This is also true with the dosing of the
drug. Generally, once you need a higher maintenance
level of frusemide/furosemide you will not be able to
Also, in the United States, many vets and
cardiologists believe that diuretic treatment should
be accompanied by ACE-inhibitor treatment (benazepril
or enalapril). Treatment standards are likely
different in the UK.
Wishing you and Sascha the best,
Nala, Camille and Cozette
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