I believe this was intended for the group.
> Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2007 14:19:19 -0000
> From: Dawn
> Subject: Re: Help - Newly diagnosed restrictive
> Good news today!
> All of your advice has been very helpful. We will
> definitely talked to
> Cat's cardiologist about the medications and
> supplements that you have
> all recommended. My biggest concerns right now are
> blood clots, since
> her atria are so enlarged,and pleaural effusion,
> since the vet said
> that the time before her next fluid tap will
> indicate her prognosis.
> But back to the good news... I walked around the
> corner into the
> livingroom to find Cat sitting in the window. The
> window is at least 3
> feet off the ground and has a thin ledge. That has
> been her first jump
> attempt since we brought her home on Saturday! She
> happily watched the
> birds and enjoyed the breeze for about ten minutes.
> Now she is back to
> her regular place on the floor napping, but that
> seems to be a
> definite improvement!
> It's a good day!
> She is on Lasix, once a day. Her blood tests
> indicate no thyroid
> involvement. Her eating has slowed back down to
> normal, so we think
> they fed her very little at the vet's. She was
> diagnosed as
> restrictive cardiomyopathy with severly enlarged
> atria after an xray
> and echocardiogram by a cardiologist. The CHF came
> to the surface
> after being given steroids for a flea allergy, but
> we believe that in
> hindsight she was having minor symptoms before being
> given the steroid
> shot. She was having labored breathing for at least
> 24 hours on and
> off before she was able to see the vet for her first
> tap. She was
> tapped twice in one day. The first time removed 243
> ml of fluid.
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