Re: [FH] Missy's echo results
I can't comment on the diagnosis itself but you can get the furosemide
compounded into a liquid. For that matter, it's tasteless & odorless so you
might even get away with mixing it in her food. As an alternative, have you
tried Pill Pockets?
Does she have any signs of congestive heart failure yet (CHF) yet?
She may benefit from being on some other heart meds such as beta-blockers or
ace-inhibitors. But I'll let others make more informed comments on that.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kelley" <moonvine@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 3:26 PM
Subject: [FH] Missy's echo results
> Diagnosis: Congenital heart disease. Missy has a large atrial septal
> defect/ventricular septal defect (8 mm) a hole in the lower atrial
> septal and upper ventricular septal wall where the chambers join which
> allows blood to shunt right to left and left to right in the heart.
> Her heart chambers are dialated and her pulmonary artery and veins are
> dilated. Her right ventricular wall is mildly thickened. The defects
> can lead to congenital heart disease (CHF) with fluid retention in the
> lungs, chest cavity and/or abdomen. Therefore I would recommend
> starting her on a low dose of furosemide.
> She called in a prescription of furosemide 10 mg/ml .3 mg once daily.
> The compounding pharmacy here says that can't be compounded
> transdermally because the molecule is too large.
> Comments? Is this as bad as it sounds to me?