I've only posted here a couple of times, but I read your posts every
day and find them very moving, as well as very helpful indeed, so
Some of the posts I read, I find them rather upsetting, and I'm sure
man others do too, so I thought I would post some good news about
Charley, our HCM cat who was diagnosed in January. She is around 13
years old (we're not entirely sure of her background as she is a
rescue cat) but we have had her for 11 years and she was estimated be
about 2 at the time. Anyway, I digress.
Charlie went in to get her claws clipped as they were snagging on the
carpet, and after a routine check, 3 weeks, 1 x-ray and 1 ultrasound
later, was diagnosed with HCM. Although her heart was described as
'significantly thickened', and she had a grade 5 murmur, she hadn't
gone into cardiac failure. Good news.
She is on 3 x 5mg Hypercard tabs per day, and so far, so good!! She
just had her first check up (after 6 weeks on the meds), and her heart
rate is down, and the murmur has been downgraded to 2. She has also
gained 75g in weight, and he coat has even started to look glossy again.
So, if your vet offers you Hypercard, I can only say take it - it's
worked wonders for Charley, and thanks to the slower heart rate she's
now super chilled, so everyone is happy!
My thoughts are with all of you and your kitties, past, present and
future. Keep up the good work with the group, I'm sure it's
appreciated by many more than those who choose to say so.
Thank you again