Re: My Gus - Intro
- Hi Meo! I'm also dealing with an HCM + CRF + CHF kitty, Oscar. He's
17, diagnosed CRF April '05. Oscar's been a challenge. He went into
CHF in early February and has been on Lasix since then. He's supposed
to be on heart meds (atenolol) for his galloping heart rythm but he
can't (or won't!) tolerate them - stops eating, gets lethargic - have
tried other haert meds, they don't work either. Oscar also cannot
have fluids due to the CHF, but he drinks well. He's on a B vitimin
supplement as well that I put in his food.
It's quite the balancing act dealing with these issues - they need to
stay hydrated for their kidneys but we have to manage fluid build up
with diuretics too. Hope Gus feels better soon as get's stable.
Oscar's been stable for about 2 months now.